Acknowledging History and Healing in Tulsa, Oklahoma By Cassiette West-Williams

(click image to enlarge)Smoldering ruins of African American's homes following race riots in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1921 Photo By Alvin C. Krupnick Co. - LOC, Public Domain Although many U.S. history books have not been written accurately, President Joseph Biden spoke in Tulsa, Okla. to set the record straight. The horrific massacre that took place 100 … Continue reading Acknowledging History and Healing in Tulsa, Oklahoma By Cassiette West-Williams

Not Your Happy Slave’s Lullaby… By Mae Catherine Godhigh

A lullaby is a quiet, gentle song sung to send a child to sleep. I gave pause after reading this definition. History gives us a moment to reflect. A history that causes divisions and tensions is a common plague to humans everywhere. We do not appreciate or respect the other as we intend or as … Continue reading Not Your Happy Slave’s Lullaby… By Mae Catherine Godhigh

It’s Miner Things – Women’s Fashion Accessories Coming Soon

Drea and Charles Miner The Peoria Area is a growing community for minority-owned small businesses. This year marks the rebuilding of Black Wall Street in communities across the United States, including Peoria, IL. The growth includes a new women’s fashion accessories boutique. “It’s Miner Things” will host a soft opening Sunday, June 27, 2021, from … Continue reading It’s Miner Things – Women’s Fashion Accessories Coming Soon

The Need for Greater Faith By Minister Jorell Glass

Recently I peered out my window, noticing a wilted, petrified American flag half-staffed. This phenomena is usually reserved for times of mourning. Having served in the United States Military, I found myself paying attention to our nation's flag. When our flag flies high, It's an indicator of the nation's overall morale. The realization of our … Continue reading The Need for Greater Faith By Minister Jorell Glass