The Harvard Club of Chicago holds 2016 Award Dinner

The Board of the Harvard Club of Chicago recently presented the Club’s Annual Award to Sarah Herda and Michelle T. Boone. The honor was...

A 5-Year plan to rebuild Black Wealth and Expand Homeownership

By Charlene Crowell While economists contend that the economic recession is over, the reality for much of Black America is starkly different. Racial disparities in...

Rozelle Hammonds finally hangs up Esquire Men’s Store

By Carmen M. Woodson-Wray, Gary Crusader At the age of 15 Rozelle Hammonds began working at a men’s clothing store in the midtown section of...

Troubled Homeowners can avoid foreclosure

By Charlene Crowell Since 2004 approximately 8 million homes have been lost to foreclosure, according to CoreLogic, a national mortgage data firm. Although the number...

NIPSCO Awards $50,000 in Environmental Grants

To commemorate Earth Day, NIPSCO has awarded 14 grants totaling $50,000 through a new environmental grant to support local nonprofit organizations with environmental initiatives....

Thousands pack 49th Chicago Business Opportunity Fair

By Erick Johnson, Chicago Crusader Business mogul and philanthropist Hill Harper kicked off an inspiring weekend for minority business owners, who flocked to Chicago’s 49th...

Diverse Christian Leaders Call Payday Lending Immoral, Demand Reform

By Charlene Crowell For more than a decade, state and local consumer advocates have challenged triple-digit interest rates on small-dollar loans like payday and car-title....

Gary’s natives succeed in automotive business world

By Carmen M. Woodson-Wray, Gary Crusader Carlton L. Guthrie is co-chairman and president of Detroit Chassis LLC and its parent company, Spectra LLC headquartered in...

Three of Chicago’s Top Women Business Leaders to be honored

The Chicago Chapter of National Women of Achievement, Inc. will recognize three of Chicago’s ”Unsung Hero- Honorees” at the 27th Annual Scholarship Luncheon on...

Partnership connects unemployed and underemployed with jobs

Juwana Dorsey is not lazy. She wasn’t unemployed because she wanted to be, and it wasn’t for lack of effort. She just needed a connection. In...