Black Fire Brigade’s Grand Opening to honor local heroes

The Country’s First Black Fire Brigade for firefighters and emergency medical technicians kicks off its mission to promote and protect this growing community. An industrious...

A special bond marks a historic milestone

By Erick Johnson, Gary Crusader While one suffered from white flight and segregation, the other stepped in and crusaded for integration and equal opportunities for...

Deadline nears to vote for Parkway Gardens activist

Crusader staff report The deadline to vote online for Parkway Gardens activist Jennifer Maddox for CNN’s annual Hero of the Year award is Tuesday, December...

NiSource president to keynote Gary Chamber of Commerce Luncheon

The Gary Chamber of Commerce will hold its Monthly General Membership Meeting/Luncheon on Monday, February 12, 2018, 12:00 Noon at The Gary SouthShore RailCats...

Actor Danny Glover to keynote One Church One School Gala -Oct....

One Church One School Community Partnership (OCOS) celebrates 25 years of achievement at its 20th National Conference October 24-26, 2018 at the Hilton Chicago/Oak...

AFRICAN AMERICAN DESIGNERS IN CHICAGO: ART, COMMERCE AND THE POLITICS OF...

October 27, 2018–March 3, 2019   The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) recently announced its presentation of African American Designers in Chicago: Art, Commerce...

McDonald’s owners to donate 2,000 turkeys to Chicagoland residents

On Wednesday, November 16th the Black McDonald’s Operators Association of Chicago and Northwest Indiana (BMOA) kicked-off their 17th Annual “Food for the Body &...

Soup Kitchen and Clothes Give Away

Every Saturday from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. the Trinity United Church of Christ-Gary serves hot meals in its Chakula Kitchen and Somebody’s Clothing Closet...

Gary native Venessa Abram returns with message to address struggles of...

With the recent suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, two popular and internationally renowned celebrities in the fashion and food industries, experts are...

Workout class works to support women in personal and professional goals

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...