Don’t buy a BMW

By Freddie Allen (Editor-In-Chief, NNPA Newswire) Reverend Jesse Jackson, Sr., the founder of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, called for a “full-scale” boycott of BMW, the German automaker, for refusing to reply to the survey for the group’s annual diversity scorecard. Not only did BMW refuse to complete the survey, the German...
Crusader Staff Report Amazon has hired 500 workers at its new delivery station that recently opened in Gary. The delivery station serves as a warehouse for local shipping and is one of the 24-hour sites that Amazon has been opening all across the country to improve its distribution network to...
By Carmen M. Woodson-Wray, Gary Crusader Carlton L. Guthrie is co-chairman and president of Detroit Chassis LLC and its parent company, Spectra LLC headquartered in Detroit, MI. He and his brother Michael are the sole shareholders of Spectra, which has a majority interest in several automotive related businesses. Their business...
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 Administration Building, 2nd Floor, One Stadium Plaza, Gary. The public is invited to attend the event, which features guest speaker Joe Hamrock, president & CEO...
Funding opportunity announced for projects in northern Indiana NIPSCO is accepting applications for its environmental action grant to support local nonprofit organizations with environmental initiatives. In its fourth year, NIPSCO’s Environmental Action Grant aims to provide funding for restoration and education projects throughout northern Indiana. “Our grant helps to improve the...
By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Much is known about many aspects of the history of the civil rights movement in America. However, the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America provided one of the least often heralded but most essential roles in the movement’s...
HFS Diversity Register Now-2Supply List
By Crystal Lynn, Gary Crusader Parallel to the history of African Americans in this country, it is by no surprise that the success of a minority business can have more challenges than their white business counterparts. The access to certain resources, the restrictions and roadblocks faced, or the lack of...
By Dezimon Alicea, Gary Crusader Public Relations expert Chelsea Stalling-Whittington is committed to strengthening small businesses in Gary. In 1992, social media was a thought instead of a notion. In order to get out information about an event or a major announcement, one had to utilize the telephone, fax, or good...
By Carmen M. Woodson-Wray, Gary Crusader Some 20 years ago, Patrick Broden discovered the love he had for artistic designing so he enrolled in school to further his skills. Now after years of furthering his artistry Broden has now started his own business designing T-shirts under the name Tension Design. He...