By Carmen M. Woodson-Wray, Gary Crusader Michael Howard King, a native of Gary and currently a television reporter for station WXIA-TV in Atlanta was recently honored with the 2016 National Edward R. Murrow Award for Investigative Reporting. King has been a television reporter for many, many years because as he says...
By Andrea Smith Have you ever had a simple idea that you dismissed and gave up on as too easy to become successful, then watched in amazement as someone else took and ran with it and made a profound impact? Sure you have. That could have happened with the Chicago...
By Carmen M. Woodson-Wray, Gary Crusader The 72 members of the American Legion Post 270 are working diligently to make sure that young people have the necessary equipment, insurance and money needed at registration time to play football this coming season. They are doing this by raising money to...
Katie Hall Educational Foundation Chairman and CEO Junifer Hall, JD, MPA, MBA and the Foundation’s Chief Legal Counsel and Vice-Chaplain Attorney John Henry Hall, Ed.D., LL.M., along with Katie Hall Educational Foundation Board Members Attorney Macarthur M. Drake and Attorney Linda Copeland Drake were among more than 275 hundred...
After more than 50 years, the Woodlawn community is looking forward to the construction of its first predominantly market rate rental housing. The City of Chicago Deputy Mayor Andrea Zopp joined Ald. Willie Cochran and Preservation of Affordable Housing (POAH) representatives to celebrate the ground breaking for Trianon Lofts. Located...
The Dynasty Banquet Hall, located at 4141 Calumet Avenue, Hammond, Indiana, is set to come alive on Saturday, September 10, 2016, from 12-3 PM, as the Hammond branch of the NAACP hosts its annual Freedom Fund Banquet. The guest speaker will be Indiana State Senator Lonnie M. Randolph. Music...
The John W. Anderson Foundation has awarded Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry $1,000 for its “Meat” the Need program. These funds will be used to assist Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry in paying processing fees for approximately 750 pounds of donated meat in Lake & Porter Counties, which will then be...
On July 14, the Chicago Urban League begin a year-long commemoration of its 100th anniversary. To honor the milestone, the organization is kicking the Centennial year off with a free community cookout in Washington Park on July 23rd from Noon-3:00 p.m., and a call for individuals to collectively pledge...
On June 9, 1969, a refugee family of a young mother and six children, ages one- to 10-years-old, disembarked at O’Hare Airport to a horde of TV and newspaper reporters and cameras. They were the rare arrival from the fledgling Biafran nation mired in brutal civil war after seceding...
By Louise Scott, Gary Crusader In 1996, Kirk Williams survived a tornado in Chattanooga, Tennessee, but discovered he had lost all of his material possessions in the aftermath. To add insult to injury, Williams didn’t get any help in terms of shelter, clothing or food. He says from that tragedy...