The Woodlawn Community Summit and South East Chicago Commission (SECC) recently announced the Eighth Annual Woodlawn Community Summit, with a community-driven theme “What’s Going On,” on Saturday March 18, 2017, from 8 a.m.-12 p.m., at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration, 960 East 60th Street. With...
In response to the drinking water crisis in East Chicago, Indiana, a coalition of local citizens, environmental law clinics, state, and national groups petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on March 7, to take emergency action to secure safe, clean water for the city’s residents. Problems with lead contamination...
By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader For months Victor Love has been secretly working with Ald. Roderick Sawyer (6th) to name a street after his mother. On March 4th hundreds crammed into Josephine’s Cooking Restaurant, including the mayor, to wish Josephine Wade a happy 75th birthday. It was also to unveil...
By Crystal Lynn, Gary Crusader A popular dance cardio class in Gary is breaking the mold in its approach to health. Hip Hop Cardio focuses not only on the physical aspect of health, but on the daily lifestyle changes that must be adopted to achieve overall wellness. Hip Hop Cardio, instructed...
A Washington High School graduate and Gary, Ind. native is serving in the with Commander Strike Fighter Wing, U.S. Pacific Fleet (CSFWP). Airman Larry Coleman works as an aviation ordnanceman and operates out of Naval Air Station (NAS) Lemoore, California. Coleman is responsible for performing maintenance on jet engines. “I like working...
It was a tumultuous time in Chicago history, but the infamous “Council Wars” that occurred between 1983 and 1986 ultimately provided an education in racial equality, breaking down barriers and helping shape the city that it is today. It was that lesson that Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater...
On Saturday, March 4, 11:00 a.m., Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Congressman Bobby Rush, and several aldermen will be joined by the family of Josephine Wade and a host of business and community leaders to commemorate the designation of “Mother Josephine Wade Way” on the corner of 79th & Vernon. For...
By Erick Johnson, Chicago Crusader The grand staircase where many debutantes once roamed became a meeting place for inner city youth looking for a job. The carved oak mantel on the wood burning fireplace where the well-heeled cuddled on frigid nights for years, held flyers promoting drug treatment programs. For decades,...
The Gary Redevelopment Commission this summer will host free tours of historic structures in downtown. Some structures slated for the tour are currently being utilized while others have been left abandoned. Through the tours, one will be embraced in Gary’s story, learn the importance of historic preservation and help...
By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader A number of community leaders and ministers including Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin and Rev. Jesse L. Jackson have asked President Donald Trump to come to Chicago in hopes of quelling the violence, but only if he brings needed resources such as jobs for at-risk...