Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION, Friday, June 15, 2018

Join the ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. for their an­nual Juneteenth Celebration. This year’s celebration will be held at Barrack’s Banquet Center located at 1224 W. Pioneer Parkway in Peoria on Friday, June 15, 2018 from 6:00-11:00pm. Tickets are $35 and include dinner. Celebrate African American Heritage with food, music, centric poetry and … Continue reading Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION, Friday, June 15, 2018

3rd Annual Peoria NAACP Peoria Music Fest and Wellness Fair, June 23rd and 24th, 2018

The Peoria NAACP will hold the 3rd Annual Peoria Music Fest and Wellness Fair on June 23rd and 24th at John Gwynn Park and Carver Center. Admission is free and will feature free food, a health fair, 3 on 3 Basketball, and more. On Saturday, June 23rd, 12 – 4pm, the P-Town Car Club and … Continue reading 3rd Annual Peoria NAACP Peoria Music Fest and Wellness Fair, June 23rd and 24th, 2018

4th Annual Read to the Rhythm Gala at Lincoln Branch Library, Friday, June 22, 2018

The 4th Annual Read to the Rhythm Gala will take place on Friday, June 22, 2018 at the Lincoln Branch Library, start­ing at 7pm. The gala theme: In the Secret Garden with Romance Novelist, Barbara Keaton. Ms. Keaton has writ­ten 11 novels and has also writ­ten articles for Today’s Black Woman Magazine, Chicago Reader, and … Continue reading 4th Annual Read to the Rhythm Gala at Lincoln Branch Library, Friday, June 22, 2018

Black Girls Do Bike-Peoria Juneteenth Bike Ride, June 23, 2018

In conjunction with the NAACP’s Annual Health Fair, Black Girls Do Bike-Peoria, BikePeoria.Org, and the Major Taylor Cycle Club will host a 20-40 mile Juneteenth Bike Ride. The ride will start at 8:30am at John Gwynn Park. There is no cost to ride. You can choose your route of 20 miles or 40 miles. There … Continue reading Black Girls Do Bike-Peoria Juneteenth Bike Ride, June 23, 2018

Mattie P. Dawson Luncheon, Saturday, June 23, 2018

New Life Christian Church’s Godly Girlfriends is hosting its annual Mattie P. Dawson Luncheon, Saturday, June 23, 2018. The doors will open at 10:30am. The luncheon will be held at St. Paul Episcopal Church, 3601 N. North St. The guest speaker is Lady Vickie Calmese. Lady Vickie is currently a member of the Southern Tabernacle … Continue reading Mattie P. Dawson Luncheon, Saturday, June 23, 2018

Carter At Large – Why do Cities Survive? By Lorraine B. Carter

Why do cities survive? Cities survive, because of good people living in them. It is the good and decent people who love the cities and neighborhoods they live in. They hear the nightly news on TV telling of horrible school shootings, mass murder, and drive-by killings, but these people stay loyal to the dream that … Continue reading Carter At Large – Why do Cities Survive? By Lorraine B. Carter

Passports – Travel Talk with Ronda Guyton Travel Agency

Welcome to your monthly edition of travel talk with Ronda Guyton Travel Agency, Inc. As we prepare for summer vacations, exotic couple getaway and family reunions, let’s talk a little bit about passports. Why you should have one? Many people have asked if they need a passport for cruising; the short answer is no. If … Continue reading Passports – Travel Talk with Ronda Guyton Travel Agency