AAHFM 33rd Annual Celebration “Empowering Our Future Leaders” A virtual Presentation March 27, 2021

The African American Hall of Fame Museum will celebrate Peoria Public Schools, Quest Academy, and Bloomington/Norma graduating scholars during the Friday, March 27, 2021 virtual presentation produced and broadcast by WTVP PBS. Thirty-three outstanding African American scholars will be awarded scholarships by the African American Hall of Fame. Organizations and individuals who value future leaders … Continue reading AAHFM 33rd Annual Celebration “Empowering Our Future Leaders” A virtual Presentation March 27, 2021

What’s the Minimum Wage Debate All About? By Cheryll Boswell

While we continue to see the debate over the minimum wage in Washington DC, I really wonder what they are debating about and what is the real concern. It’s annoying that elected officials who earn more than $174,000 of federal money are arguing that raising the minimum wage from $7.25 to $15.00 an hour would … Continue reading What’s the Minimum Wage Debate All About? By Cheryll Boswell

The Needful Thing! By Cleo Dailey III (Modernday Lazurus)

"... but one thing us needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part ..." Luke 4:42  There isn't a person I know on Earth who hates party planning more than my brother. One day, he had the witty idea of doing a surprise birthday party for me. In its intent, it was such a noble … Continue reading The Needful Thing! By Cleo Dailey III (Modernday Lazurus)

Carter at Large… The Sandbox By Lorraine B. Carter

It was 1945, the Zenith Radio blared with the graveled voice of the announcer yelling excitedly, “World War Two is over, America has won the War. The German’s have surrendered, Hitler is dead.” The children were sitting on the beautiful wine-red colored carpet in the main parlor of the Booker T. Washington Orphanage Home. We … Continue reading Carter at Large… The Sandbox By Lorraine B. Carter

Celebrate Who You Are By Pastor Linda Butler

Pastor Linda Butler A familiar scripture in the Christian faith concerning the Prophet Jeremiah quotes God saying: Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you, before you were born, I sanctified you (Jeremiah 1:5). Because of the celebration of Black History Month (February) and Women’s History Month (March), I celebrate me in the … Continue reading Celebrate Who You Are By Pastor Linda Butler

The Supreme One: Fans Remember a Historic Icon By Cassiette West-Williams

When I called the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the news assistant was so kind to me. She treated me like I was a distant relative, searching for more answers for Supremes’ co-founder Mary Wilson's death. I was just the 127th person who had called that day. There were many more people, calling for the same reasons and … Continue reading The Supreme One: Fans Remember a Historic Icon By Cassiette West-Williams

THE STRUGGLE CONTINUES… The Cost of the Vote By Sherry Cannon

Congress ratified the 15th Amendment in 1870, which prohibited states from denying a male citizen the right to vote based on race, color, or previous conditions of servitude. However, in mainly Southern states, election officials unceremoniously denied African Americans the right to vote.  They were told they lacked sufficient literacy skills or that their applications … Continue reading THE STRUGGLE CONTINUES… The Cost of the Vote By Sherry Cannon