Powers & Sons Construction Company, one of the largest African-American owned companies in the Midwest, was awarded a special resolution by the City Council of Chicago for a half-century of contributions to the economy and culture of the city and region. The resolution was presented to executives of Powers...
By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) and Chevrolet recently recognized the achievements of eight students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in Atlanta and Washington, D.C. that participated in the 2017 Discover The Unexpected Journalism Fellowship program. The class of 2017 DTU journalism fellows...
Another indicator of the city’s ongoing growth and attractiveness to businesses was the opening of All Pet Supplies, which took place on February 23, 2018. During the State of the City address, Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, who attended the pet store’s grand opening ceremony along with Jerome Prince and Councilwoman...
Despite Setbacks Caused by the Pandemic, City’s Popular Dining Spot Thrives The groundbreaking of a new J’s Breakfast Club at 2601 Broadway in Gary provided great reason for Gary and Northwest Indiana residents to celebrate on Friday, May 22. As the world grapples with a global pandemic, owner Joslyn Kelly...
The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration announced recently that more than 152,000 Indiana households will receive additional Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits when April distributions begin. The additional funds are intended to help Hoosiers obtain food and support for their families while Indiana responds to the COVID-19 pandemic....
By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) For 50 years, Rod Doss has remained dedicated to the New Pittsburgh Courier and his success has been among the more celebrated of Black Press publishers. Doss received the National Newspaper Publishers Association’s 2018 NNPA Publisher Lifetime Achievement Award at a ceremony in Las...
Indiana University Northwest recently announced appointment of several additions to its leadership this academic year. Michelle Dickerson, assumed the role of Executive Director of Finance in July. In her role, Dickerson will oversee the Office of Fiscal Affairs, which is responsible for long-term financial and resource planning and analysis, budgetary development,...
The exclusive partnership comes just in time to celebrate Black History Month. By Christina Santi, Ebony Zandra Cunningham, 18, has partnered with Target to sell her award-winning eponymous skincare line nationwide in celebration of Black History Month. According to Black News, Cunningham’s company, Zandra, focuses on social good and uses STEAM &...
When Jerome Prince addresses the Gary Chamber of Commerce at its first monthly General Membership luncheon of 2020, on January 13, Prince will have been sworn in as mayor on January 1, 2020. The newly elected mayor of Gary will share his vision for 2020 and give an overview on...
The Indiana Commission on the Social Status of Black Males (ICSSBM) reelected Mr. Kenneth Allen as Chairman of the Commission from Indianapolis for his fourth term. Mr. Tony Cross, the current Vice Chair was also reelected to begin serving his second term. Allen is serial social entrepreneur, philanthropist, and...