BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT – Larry’s Barber College By Jannise Bush

Last month, the Business Spotlight introduced Iris Leverett and Seven Strands. In the process, it was discovered she is also general manager/partner at Larry’s Barber College in Peoria owned by Larry E. Roberts, Jr., Founder & CEO of LSE Enterprises, Inc. Larry shared that the Peoria Barber College, located at 1315 W. Garden Street, was … Continue reading BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT – Larry’s Barber College By Jannise Bush

Don’t Confuse Your Wants and Needs By Katherine Young

I was grocery shopping, running my errands, minding my own business when I overheard a mother and teen daughter talking nearby the aisle I was perusing. “Mom! I NEED this foundation! I must have it!” shrieks the teen daughter. Her mom looked at her with slight irritation, and tells her that she does not “need” … Continue reading Don’t Confuse Your Wants and Needs By Katherine Young

HIV & African American Communities: What Factors Drive the Epidemic By Chris Wade, Director of Prevention Services, Central Illinois Friends

The racial disparity of HIV in the United States has reached almost startling proportions. This is apparent in African Americans who, despite representing only 12 percent of the U.S. population, account for 48 percent of all new HIV incidences. The reasons for this are complex and often misunderstood. While some may suggest that culture and … Continue reading HIV & African American Communities: What Factors Drive the Epidemic By Chris Wade, Director of Prevention Services, Central Illinois Friends

FASHION FORWARD – How to Spend Wisely For the Holiday By Meicka “J”

Holidays can be rough and especially if you are on a budget. But, in order to not have any regrets, you are going to have to know your budget and set price limits…and stick to it! Putting in place spending boundaries ahead of time can prevent you from overspending. There is nothing to be ashamed … Continue reading FASHION FORWARD – How to Spend Wisely For the Holiday By Meicka “J”

IN MEMORIAM: Sports Figures 2018 By Mark Hollis

This year the world of sports experienced the loss of several notable athletes. Individuals who appeared larger than life during their hay-day and have now transitioned on. Here now are just a few that we would like to memorialize. Willie McCovey, a Hall of Fame player for the San Francisco Giants. McCovey played both first … Continue reading IN MEMORIAM: Sports Figures 2018 By Mark Hollis