Peorian Robert L. Johnson Makes History on Peoria Park District Board of Trustees

Robert L. Johnson, long-time member of The Peoria Park District Board of Trustees, was installed as President At-Large, for a 4-year term, on Wednesday, April 24. He is the first African-American to ever serve in this capacity, after being voted to the post in the April 2 city-wide election. He had served as representative of … Continue reading Peorian Robert L. Johnson Makes History on Peoria Park District Board of Trustees

Eight Peoria Area Students Awarded College Scholarships at 41st Annual Omega Scholarship Ball

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Theta Xi Peoria Graduate Chapter presented scholarships to eight area high school seniors at the 41st Annual Omega Scholarship Ball on Saturday, May 4th. This year’s recipients are: Zhyon Parkman, Quest Charter Academy; Mariah Cooley, Richwoods; Cory Hightower, Richwoods; JerRell Spratling, Peoria High; Coren Adams, Peoria High School; Olivia Streeter, … Continue reading Eight Peoria Area Students Awarded College Scholarships at 41st Annual Omega Scholarship Ball

Illinois Black Chamber Kicks Off Spring #AtTheTable for LobbyDay 2019 By Lord Mic

The Illinois Black Chamber of Commerce is #AlwaysAtTheTable advocating for Black businesses so that they don’t wind up on the menu when it’s time to divide the political spoils of war. This year’s lobby day proved to be a victorious day for the Chamber and our constituency. It was a lively kick off in front … Continue reading Illinois Black Chamber Kicks Off Spring #AtTheTable for LobbyDay 2019 By Lord Mic

Carver Center’s SkillsUSA Middle School Students Win BIG in State Competitions

Seventh and Eighth grade students enrolled in Middle School Skills USA program at Manual Academy participated in the State-wide Skills USA competitions April 11-13th in Springfield, Illinois. This was a first for the middle school SkillsUSA program that Carver Center has operated at Manual Academy for the past two years. The students submitted 3 projects: … Continue reading Carver Center’s SkillsUSA Middle School Students Win BIG in State Competitions

MARK CLARK 50th COMMEMORATIVE TRIBUTE SATURDAY, JUNE 29, 2019

Mark Clark, 22, a native Peorian, was a downstate organizer for the Black Panther Party (BPP) and founder of the BPP Peoria Chapter. He was killed in Chicago on December 4, 1969 during a police raid at the residence of Fred Hampton, Chairman of the Illinois BPP Chapter. Mark served as Defense Captain for Hampton … Continue reading MARK CLARK 50th COMMEMORATIVE TRIBUTE SATURDAY, JUNE 29, 2019

That was then, this is now: St. Luke MB Church Installs New Pastor By Jai Sturdivant

I have been attending my church home now, going on twenty-some years, and this is the first time in my post-college adult life, that my Christian wellbeing is not being overseen by a family member. On April 28th, St. Luke MB Church installed Rev. Benjamin R. Nicks Jr. as its 4th Pastor. This was a … Continue reading That was then, this is now: St. Luke MB Church Installs New Pastor By Jai Sturdivant