Monthly Archives: February 2009

Ministerial Alliance Awards Community Organizers

On December 12, 2008, the Ministerial Alliance of Champaign-Urbana and Vicinity held an awards ceremony to recognize some of the unsung heroes who work tirelessly for the betterment of our community. Held at St. Luke’s C.M.E. Church in Champaign, the … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Cannabis

Oh cannabis, how versatile a plant! Cannabis exists in three forms: Cannabis Sativa, Cannabis Indica and Cannabis Ruderalis. It is cannabis Ruderalis that is commonly referred to as industrial hemp. Although many misconceive hemp as an equivalent to marijuana, it … Continue reading

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Youth Making History at Home

”Our youth are not failing the system; the system is failing our youth. Ironically, the very youth who are being treated the worst are the young people who are going to lead us out of this nightmare.”—Rachel Jackson The Peer … Continue reading

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NASCAR Lawsuit Settled

Former Busch Series official Mauricia Grant has settled her lawsuit against NASCAR for $225 million, with neither side admitting liability or wrongdoing according to reports. During her two year employment from 2005 to 2007, she alleged that she was referred … Continue reading

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Disparities in Media Treatment of Black Atheletes

7 Most Valuable Player awards. 8 Gold Glove awards for outfield defense. He is the only player to reach the ‘600-600 club’ – hitting 600 home run and also stealing 600 bases. Yet, Barry Bonds has received torrents of negative … Continue reading

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Beyond The Chief: Art Exhibit On Nevada St.

Edgar Heap of Birds (left), a Cheyenne-Arapaho, is an artist whose work ranges from conceptual public art messages to paintings, prints, and monumental sculptures. He will deliver a presentation about his work and new installation titled Beyond the Chief, consisting … Continue reading

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