Haunting the Echoes of our Ancestors: History Represents Rita Ali’s Voice in a New Era

Joining the ranks of her ancestors, City Councilwoman-at-large elect Rita Ali is reflective of excellence, despite encountering pockets of adversity. Ali has shown grace, among glory, and strives to be on the right side of history as a representative of the people.  Representing the pulse of the city, Ali's political background addresses policies and reform … Continue reading Haunting the Echoes of our Ancestors: History Represents Rita Ali’s Voice in a New Era

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Peoria Alumnae Chapter Celebrates a “Heritage of Love” By Dr. Francesca A. Armmer

The weekend of March 23, 2019 was an extraordinary time of celebration in our Peoria community. During this weekend the Fourth Annual Sisterhood and Legends Luncheon celebrated the strength, power, and achievements of women recognized by Delta Sigma Theta, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sigma Gamma Rho, and Zeta Phi Beta sororities. Additionally, on Sunday, March 24th, … Continue reading Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Peoria Alumnae Chapter Celebrates a “Heritage of Love” By Dr. Francesca A. Armmer

Annie Malone Historical Society Visits Peoria By Molly Crusen Bishop

The Peoria Chapter NSDAR, (National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution) welcomed two very special guests at the Tuesday, March 19th meeting. Linda Nance, Founder and President of the Annie Malone Historical Society, a Nonprofit 501(c) 3 came from St. Louis and Vice President Linda Jones, traveled from Gary, Indiana to give a … Continue reading Annie Malone Historical Society Visits Peoria By Molly Crusen Bishop

Channeling Efforts to Cut Crime in Chicago — Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot’s #1 Goal By Cassiette West-Williams

Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot wasted no time in her soon-to-be position, as she met privately with Chicago's Police Chief Eddie Johnson, the day after she won the election in a landslide victory. Her historic win was sealed when she won all the wards in her bid to create change in America's third largest city. Mayor-elect Lightfoot … Continue reading Channeling Efforts to Cut Crime in Chicago — Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot’s #1 Goal By Cassiette West-Williams

Nipsey Hussle: Etched in Our Hearts By Chama St. Louis and Marcus Hamilton

Rapper and businessman, Nipsey Hussle was gunned down in South Central Los Angeles, March 31, in front of his clothing store, The Marathon Clothing. He was 33 years old. Despite being a lifelong Californian, his untimely death reverberated throughout the world. Hussle, born Ermias Joseph Asghedom, was a lot of things to both the greater … Continue reading Nipsey Hussle: Etched in Our Hearts By Chama St. Louis and Marcus Hamilton