A Little Bit About Us

Progressive Black is the brainchild of Danville native Tricia Teague and a subsidiary of Plethora Publishing, Inc., founded by Teague in 2005. The vision of the Progressive Black publication is to shine a light on all things positive and progressive in Danville's Black community.

Teague, a 1991 graduate of Danville High, left the city to attend college with no intentions of returning. After living in other communities for 20 years, she concluded all Black communities are faced with challenges similar to Danville's. Her opinion is that Danville's Black community isn't lacking in positive people and news but rather that the positive people and news are overshadowed by the negative. 

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Community Involvement:
Boys & Girls Club of Danville, Board Vice President
Danville Public Library, Board of Trustees Vice President
Laura Lee Fellowship House, Treasurer
Vermilion Advantage, Board Member
Danville Black Chamber of Commerce, Founding President

Danville High School, 1991
BS in Journalism, Bradley University, 1995
MBA, Keller Graduate School of Management, 2004

Career Accomplishments:
Sports reporter: Peoria Journal-Star
Product Manager, Technology Liaison, Project Manager: Wolters Kluwer
Founder and President: Plethora Publishing, Inc.
Author: Football is Just Like Shopping


We are always looking for subjects for our feature articles. 

  • Danville natives with noteworthy accomplishments
  • Blacks who give back to the community 
  • Organizations with community-oriented programs
  • Churches and other not for profit groups
  • Local Black owned businesses
  • Community events and programs
  • Blacks in government and public service
  • All things positive in our local black community

What's Going On

Want to know what's going on this weekend? We've got a listing of all the events coming up around town. Just click the calendar icon for a full listing

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