Fulfilling Trayvon’s Legacy through Legislation and New Laws By Cassiette West-Williams

Empowering Churches to Action, Mother Sybrina Fulton embraces Saint Sabina Pastor Michael Pfleger, after she speaks. Her voice trembling, with emotions high, stylish speaker Sybrina Fulton drew hundreds of listeners into her world, as she described her heartbreaking agony of losing her youngest son. Fulton conveyed her pain, but also asked audience members, clergy and … Continue reading Fulfilling Trayvon’s Legacy through Legislation and New Laws By Cassiette West-Williams

Damien Beard’s Journey – More Than What You See By D. Rena’ Chaney

Too many of our young black men are portrayed and viewed in negative images; unfortunately, by our own culture, media/social outlets, and peers. It's disappointing the black community has twice as many positive success stories which are overshadowed by negative ones. The black community has been fighting to fit in, praying to overcome, hesitant to … Continue reading Damien Beard’s Journey – More Than What You See By D. Rena’ Chaney

2019 Black and White Gala to Feature Jennifer Holliday from the Broadway Musical “Dreamgirls” March 30, 2019

The Tri-County Urban League 2019 Black and White Gala featuring Jennifer Holliday will be held Saturday, March 30, 2019 at the Par-A-Dice Hotel, 21 Blackjack Blvd in East Peoria. JENNIFER HOLLIDAY catapulted to stardom 35 years ago in the smash Broadway musical, Dreamgirls, with her show-stopping performance as Effie "Melody" White, the iconic role which … Continue reading 2019 Black and White Gala to Feature Jennifer Holliday from the Broadway Musical “Dreamgirls” March 30, 2019

Janet’s Just for You ‘Help A Child Scholarship Fund Gala Event’ March 30, 2019

Janet’s Just for You raises funds through the Help A Child Scholarship Fund to provide scholarships to students already enrolled in college. Janet used her yearly fashion show as a way to support the scholarship fund through donations and proceeds. The fashion show served as a platform to acknowledge the winners. When the shows ended … Continue reading Janet’s Just for You ‘Help A Child Scholarship Fund Gala Event’ March 30, 2019

Jackie and Junior Watkins to receive the Neve Harms Meritorious Service Award from the Greater Peoria Sports Hall of Fame March 30, 2019

Junior and Jackie Watkins coordinated basketball and golf events for the Elks organization on an international level when Junior served as the Grand Athletic Global Director for 20 years. The Watkins’ founded and ran the Hersey Hawkins/Shaun Livingston Summer Basketball League for 35 years. Junior was the league commissioner while Jackie oversaw scoring, scheduling and … Continue reading Jackie and Junior Watkins to receive the Neve Harms Meritorious Service Award from the Greater Peoria Sports Hall of Fame March 30, 2019

Ameren Illinois Energy Efficiency Internships Return By Angie Ostaszewski, Program Manager, Ameren Illinois

One mission of the Ameren Illinois Energy Efficiency Program is to bring new and diverse candidates into the energy efficiency industry. We want the energy workforce of the future to be as diverse as the communities we serve. One of the ways we do this is through our internship program. In 2018, Ameren Illinois launched … Continue reading Ameren Illinois Energy Efficiency Internships Return By Angie Ostaszewski, Program Manager, Ameren Illinois

Will American Voters Elect a Female President of the United States? By Cheryll Boswell

March is the designated month to celebrate the accomplishments and many contributions women have made in this country. What started out as Women’s history week, Congress passed a resolution in 1987 proclaiming March to be Women’s History Month. Some of the many achievements women have made are taking place locally. If Rita Ali continues with … Continue reading Will American Voters Elect a Female President of the United States? By Cheryll Boswell