THE STRUGGLE CONTINUES… Truth Matters and Voting Matters By Sherry Cannon

There is not a caravan of criminals heading toward our Southern borders planning to illegally cross. Who they are, are desperate people fleeing from their countries where their lives are in danger. They are men, women, and children coming to this country seeking asylum. There is no need to send armed military to protect the … Continue reading THE STRUGGLE CONTINUES… Truth Matters and Voting Matters By Sherry Cannon

Churches in Peoria and Trinidad and Tobago Celebrate 20 years of International Ministry

This year marks 20 years that five African-American churches in Peoria have been in a ministry partnership with 16 churches in the southeastern Caribbean.  The five Peoria churches are Star of Hope Full Gospel Church, Heaven's View Christian Fellowship Church, St. Paul Baptist Church, New Life Christian Church, and Greater City of Refuge Worship Cathedral.  … Continue reading Churches in Peoria and Trinidad and Tobago Celebrate 20 years of International Ministry

Peoria’s Connection to the Last Black Cargo By Pam Adams

The big story, of course, is the publication of “Barracoon” in May, almost 90 years after publishers rejected Zora Neale Hurston’s account of the man known as the last survivor of the last slave ship to cross the Atlantic Ocean. That Cudjo Lewis remembered what it was like to be captured by other Africans and … Continue reading Peoria’s Connection to the Last Black Cargo By Pam Adams

Little Miss Pink and Green Ball 2018 with Miss Black Illinois

The Ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Nu Pi Omega Chapter Peoria, Illinois held their annual Little Miss Pink and Green Ball on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. at the GAR Hall on 416 Hamilton Blvd.This event culminated a series of summer long mentoring workshops for young girls 5th thru 8th grade.  This mentoring program has been a signature … Continue reading Little Miss Pink and Green Ball 2018 with Miss Black Illinois

“The Lion King” – A Review By Francesca Armmer’

The Lion King is a musical that provides an undeniable blend of pageantry and artistry with messages of caring, integrity, and victory over deceit. This award-winning presentation of masks, puppetry, and make up took us on a journey that held the audience spellbound throughout each scene. The choreography of both dancers and “animals” created an … Continue reading “The Lion King” – A Review By Francesca Armmer’

“Pastors Off the Record” – A Fundraiser for ELITE Youth Program – Nov. 4, 2018

Some of the area’s best-known ministers will share their defining moments at “Pastors Off the Record,” a fundraiser for the ELITE Youth Program. The storytelling event is 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4 at Richwoods High School auditorium. Speakers include Dr. Bryan Chapell, Grace Presbyterian Church; Pastor Deveraux Hubbard, St. Paul Baptist Church; Bishop … Continue reading “Pastors Off the Record” – A Fundraiser for ELITE Youth Program – Nov. 4, 2018

A sale of the CSO system to Illinois American Water could be the answer, not a water buyout By Larry D. Ivory, President and CEO, Illinois State Black Chamber of Commerce

The Illinois State Black Chamber of Commerce is the leading advocate in the State of Illinois for black businesses. As an organization that is headquartered in Peoria, we are very concerned that a water buyout will not only result in a loss of local jobs, charitable contributions and economic development in our communities, but will … Continue reading A sale of the CSO system to Illinois American Water could be the answer, not a water buyout By Larry D. Ivory, President and CEO, Illinois State Black Chamber of Commerce