The Gary Crusader, a member of the Crusader Newspaper Group, celebrates its 55th Anniversary this month. The celebration will take place on Friday, June 3, in the B. Coleman Aviation hangar at the Gary/Chicago International Airport. The theme of this year’s celebration is “Highlighting Our Past and Crusading for...

TRUMP CARDS

Donald Trump is now the “presumptive nominee” for the Republican Party’s candidate for president of the United States. He will most likely face Hillary Clinton in November if Senator Bernie Sanders doesn’t pull a surprise upset. Based on his apparently unpresidential demeanor, there are many in the Republican camp...
The game of chess has been around for centuries and has captured the minds of some of the world’s greatest thinkers. What’s intriguing about this game is that it seems to mimic real life. You have the board with 64 alternating black and white squares, recalling the 64 hexagrams...
It has been confirmed that one of the greatest conductors of the Underground Railroad, Harriet Tubman, will replace Andrew Jackson on the front of the $20 bill. If this decision is actualized, it will be the first time in the history of the United States that a woman would...

PURPLE REIGN

Once in a period someone comes along with talent so immense that it staggers the imagination. Such was the case of the late, great all-around musician/performer/philanthropist Prince Rogers Nelson. Prince made his transition on Thursday, April 25 at the age of 57 in his home, Paisley Park, in Minnesota....

THE POLITICS OF BEAUTY

The game of beauty is one that is dependent upon the minds of those who perceive it, and it is influenced by cultural politics. What is intrinsic beauty? Some have said that beauty is found in "regularity" of form; i.e., that everything fits together symmetrically. This may be true...
America is at a crossroads, and what happens during the next 9 months or so will determine the future of this country (and the world) for years to come. The growing divide between the haves and have-nots is wreaking havoc on the body politic; the result is seen in...
There is a great deal of concern regarding wealth, or the lack of it, in the Black community. To their credit, several individuals are organizing around restoring “Black Wall Street.” Black Wall Street is a reference to a calamity that occurred during the early part of the last century...
March is Women’s History Month. Though we should be aware of the contributions to life that women have made all of the time, March affords us an opportunity to give special attention to women’s contributions. Women make up one-half of the human family. This month-long celebration has interesting origins. The...
Things are heating up in the 2016 presidential race. The past several years have been very telling; the Republicans have revealed an atavistic bent with their penchant for turning back the clock in America. This trend is best exemplified by the current Republican front-runner, Donald Trump, who has expressed...