Gordon-Booth Receives Party Builder Award from the Illinois Democratic County Chairs’ Association

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth, D-Peoria, received the 2019 Party Builder Award from the Illinois Democratic County Chairs’ Association (IDCCA) August 14th, at the Illinois State Fair. “I’m incredibly honored to receive the Party Builder Award from the Democratic county chairs in Illinois,” Gordon-Booth said. “In my time as a legislator, I’ve worked … Continue reading Gordon-Booth Receives Party Builder Award from the Illinois Democratic County Chairs’ Association

The Academic Year: Setting the Stage By Latasha Schraeder

Slowly, but surely, students are settling into their classroom routines. Teachers are building a rapport with the students and identifying ways they will provide appropriate supports for the remainder of the school year. While the academic year is still fresh, talk to your children about their new experiences. Ask questions. What are they enjoying about … Continue reading The Academic Year: Setting the Stage By Latasha Schraeder

It’s Just Not the Same: Chicago Defender’s “New” Digital Newspaper Lacks Appeal By Cassiette West-Williams

By the time I forced myself to open the digital Chicago Defender newspaper; I was not excited to "read" its articles. I kept jumping around to the different color pictures and admired the positive images of African American people, but actually reading the articles were a struggle.  The small type failed to keep my interest … Continue reading It’s Just Not the Same: Chicago Defender’s “New” Digital Newspaper Lacks Appeal By Cassiette West-Williams

Don’t Get Away With Murder By Cleo Dailey III (Modernday Lazurus)

“But when they measure themselves by one another, they are without understanding…” 2 Corinthians 10:12 One of my favorite shows in recent years has been the series, “How to Get Away with Murder.” Viola Davis plays the brilliant, diabolical Annaliese Keating, a high profile lawyer who is known for making sure that her clients “get … Continue reading Don’t Get Away With Murder By Cleo Dailey III (Modernday Lazurus)

D is for Democracy By Cheryll Boswell

We hold these truths to be self-evident, has an entirely different meaning for the current occupant of the oval office, also known as the 45th President of the United States. The primary purpose of the Constitution is to provide direction for the three branches of Government. It also outlines individual and combined powers of each … Continue reading D is for Democracy By Cheryll Boswell

Let’s Talk: Ending Stigma and Sharing Knowledge By Alexander Martin

After working a little over a year now in the realm of public health and HIV prevention, I have learned a lot. I forget sometimes how much I have actually learned during my time doing this work until I encounter an education opportunity with another person. There is a lot of info out there that … Continue reading Let’s Talk: Ending Stigma and Sharing Knowledge By Alexander Martin

Pay Phones, Yellow Pages and Video By Mark Lampkin

Did the title of this blog post make you feel old? Did you get nostalgic and reminisce about something that is now available only via a Google search? For those of us who have birth years prior to 1999…we have the ability to remember things that once were deemed “important and irreplaceable”, which we now … Continue reading Pay Phones, Yellow Pages and Video By Mark Lampkin