Minority architectural firm approved to complete the Whitney Young Library

The Board of Commissioners of the Public Building Commission of Chicago (PBC) appointed Johnson & Lee, Ltd, a full-service Chicago-based MBE architectural firm, to...

Black Fire Brigade’s Grand Opening to honor local heroes

The Country’s First Black Fire Brigade for firefighters and emergency medical technicians kicks off its mission to promote and protect this growing community. An industrious...

Second generation entrepreneur revitalizes small businesses

By Dezimon Alicea, Gary Crusader Public Relations expert Chelsea Stalling-Whittington is committed to strengthening small businesses in Gary. In 1992, social media was a thought instead...

NiSource president to keynote Gary Chamber of Commerce Luncheon

The Gary Chamber of Commerce will hold its Monthly General Membership Meeting/Luncheon on Monday, February 12, 2018, 12:00 Noon at The Gary SouthShore RailCats...

Black business man designs creative shirts of all kinds

By Carmen M. Woodson-Wray, Gary Crusader Some 20 years ago, Patrick Broden discovered the love he had for artistic designing so he enrolled in school...

Chef Fuller leads a host of Black Suppliers at Whole Foods...

By J. Coyden Palmer, Chicago Crusader As Englewood celebrated the opening of a new Whole Foods, Chef David Fuller, who is the head of the...

High workmen compensation premiums hurt Black Businesses

Op-Ed By Vincent Gilbert Conventional wisdom, says; “When White businesses have a cold, Black Businesses have the flu.” Black Businesses owners are hurt by Workman Compensation...

CTA Board approves Second Chance Program expansion

The CTA Board of Directors recently approved a new partnership between CTA and City Colleges of Chicago that expands the CTA’s successful Second Chance...

Teamwork Englewood presents Entrepreneurs Small Business Grants

The top three $10,000 small grant winners of the Englewood Quality of Life Business Plan Competition offered a variety of new business ideas for...

IUN welcomes new executive director of finance

Indiana University Northwest recently announced appointment of several additions to its leadership this academic year. Michelle Dickerson, assumed the role of Executive Director of Finance...