East Chicago Fitzsimmons Redevelopment Project

On Thursday, May 17, 2018, Mayor Anthony Copeland and the City of East Chicago proudly broke ground on the New Fitzsimmons Redevelopment Project. Groundbreaking...

Our Financial Lives After the Government Shutdown

36 days! That was the historic amount of time that our federal government was shut down at the direction of the President, and it...

Will Changing of Presidential Guard Impact Unemployment among African Americans in...

The Chicago Urban League’s Workforce Development Director Andrew Wells recently issued the following statement in response to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) November,...

Unregulated predatory lending will cause perpetual poverty, says Baptist leader

By Charlene Crowell Every once in a while a congressional committee hearing can almost seem like a time to grab your popcorn and a seat...

Financial justice a key focus at 2016 NAACP convention

By Charlene Crowell With 2,200 branches in every state, and added presence on 60 military installations - five located overseas, the NAACP’s grassroots reach is...

Nike kicks off summer with reunion of local student athletes

By the end of June, it’s safe to say most students will be well on their way to enjoying some kind of summer vacation....

State Senator presents legislative process workshop

Indiana State Senator Eddie Melton, D-Merrillville, recently presented a workshop to educate and empower the community on the legislative process titled, “Understanding the Legislative...

IHCDA, ESN announce Moving Forward Rural Development (RD) Program

The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) recently announced plans for the Moving Forward Rural Development (RD) program. Using the Moving Forward model...

Enhancing Black Owned Print and Digital Press in the Age of...

By Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. President & CEO, National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) salutes the career development success of the...

Local eatery finds new life on Broadway

By Michelle Bass, Gary Crusader Walking into J's Breakfast Club during its grand opening on Thursday, June 1, you could feel the energy as cooks...