On Sunday night nearly 1,700 supporters of the Chicago Urban League gathered at the Chicago Urban League’s Golden Fellowship Dinner – Centennial Edition to commemorate the organization’s 100 years of service to the community. On Nov. 29 hosted by comedian Damon Williams, the sold-out event raised a record-setting $2.65M...
The Gary and Northwest Indiana community came out to celebrate the grand opening of the ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen on Nov. 19. In a space many hope will lead the way in the continued revitalization of downtown Gary, guests had the opportunity to experience the energetic blend of an...
The St. Timothy Community Church, November Birthday Group auxiliary invited the Gary community to a dynamic concert featuring Dr. Vanessa Allen as the special guest vocalist along with the Joyful Praise and Voices of Love choirs on Saturday, November 5. St. Timothy Community Church was filled with guests who were...
The Indiana Township Association has awarded its “ITA Trustee of the Year,” to Kimberly K. Robinson of Calumet Township, Lake County. The 2016 award for noteworthy service was presented to Trustee Robinson during the association’s annual Educational Conference in Indianapolis. The receiver is determined by a committee comprised of past recipients...
One of the most community-oriented businesses in the Chicago area is preparing for its annual “Celebration of Giving” Benefit Gala. Calahan Funeral Home, the esteemed family-owned mortuary establishment located in the Englewood community, created the Calahan Foundation in 2009 to support youth preparing to attend college and to provide...
By Glenn Reedus, Chicago Crusader Mix 100 years of activism, a vibrant Black Chicago community, a commitment to empower and improve that community and the final product is the Chicago Urban League’s Golden Fellowship Centennial Edition Fellowship Dinner. The dinner, the League’s 55th black tie celebration, features Diana Ross as...
While Althea Gibson became famous for expertly lobbing a tennis ball over a net; it was the color barriers of the time that really got served by her success. Born in 1927, she was the first person of color to win the French Open, following that with wins at...
By Taryn Galbreath Starvation, diseases, and genocidal massacres claimed the lives of millions during the Nigerian-Biafran War. Yet one young mother, with six small children, survived through a series of miracles, to reunite in the U.S. with a husband who for more than three years did not know if his family...
By Dusty Good, Navy Office of Community Outreach “We Build, We Fight” has been the motto of the U. S. Navy’s Construction Force, known as the “Sea-bees,” for the past 74 years. Today, Gary, Indiana native and a 2014 Lew Wallace High School graduate Petty Officer 3rd Class Ronald Kimp...
By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader More than 1,000 people packed the Hyatt Regency Hotel on October 29 celebrating The Faith Community of Saint Sabina’s 100th anniversary—“A century of Discipleship: From Storefront to the World”—a church that sits on “Holy Ground.” Senior Pastor Father Michael L. Pfleger and Rev. (Pastor) Thulani D....