LCHD, Lake County Health Department
By Patrick Forrest Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb has signed an executive order removing the statewide mask mandate but allowing counties and more local regulations to remain in place. Despite this development the city of Gary and Lake County will continue to require masks throughout the month of April at least. “Mask...
Caron Nazario
'These cameras captured footage of behavior consistent with a disgusting nationwide trend of law enforcement.' By Ny Magee, TheGrio Two Virgina cops are being sued by a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army after they assaulted and threatened him during a traffic stop last December. Caron Nazario, who is Black and Latino,...
DMX
By Lisa Respires France, CNN DMX, a rapper known as much for his troubles as his music, has died, his family announced in a statement. He was 50. "We are deeply saddened to announce today that our loved one, DMX, birth name of Earl Simmons, passed away at 50-years-old at White...
Rev. Dr. Helen Ward Carry dies
ABC 7 Chicago Chicago's faith community is mourning the death of a beloved minister Thursday. Christ Universal Temple on Chicago's Far South Side announced Reverend Dr. Helen Ward Carry had died. She is known as a "living legend" at the church, and had been a senior minister there. Rev. Dr. Carry had...
Chicago State University
Closure occurred same day as mayor and elected officials welcomed VP Kamala Harris to city By Erick Johnson If you tried to make an appointment to get vaccinated on Tuesday, April 6, at the newly opened mass vaccination site at Chicago State University, most likely you failed. One day after it opened to serve...
Hard Rock Casino
Hard Rock International, in partnership with the Gary, Lakeshore and Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce, hosted a Vendor Info Session for local companies recently to learn about services and products Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana will need from the community. The all-day event featuring three ninety-minute sessions took place...
target
By Melissa Repko, CSNBC Target said it will hire more Black-owned companies, launch a program to identify and support promising minority entrepreneurs and add products from more than 500 Black-owned brands to its shelves or website. Altogether, the discounter said Wednesday, it will spend more than $2 billion with Black-owned businesses...
Alderman Pat Dowell
By Erick Johnson Alderman Pat Dowell on Wednesday, April 7, officially kicked off her campaign bid to replace outgoing Secretary of State Jesse White. Dowell is the highest profile candidate and only Black official to enter a race where Democratic opponent Alex Giannoulias is gaining momentum with several endorsements and...
Roosevelt High School
The Indiana Department of Health recently announced that appointments are now open for the mass vaccination clinic being opened at Gary’s Roosevelt Park next week in partnership with FEMA. Appointments for the first mobile sites across northern Indiana are now available as well. Hoosiers can go to ourshot.in.gov or...
Derek Chauvin
Crusader Staff Report Damning excessive force testimonies from police officers and even the police chief highlight the second week of the trial of Derek Chauvin, who faces multiple second- and third-degree charges for killing George Floyd in 2020. Unlike the first week, the proceedings this week lacked the intense emotion that...