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 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...
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...
By Jobina Fortson, ABC7 News Facebook launched its "Buy Black Friday" initiative and a corresponding gift guide on Friday as a way to celebrate and support Black-owned businesses during the holiday season. The initiative is a part of a larger three-month "Season of Support" program to help small businesses impacted by...
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...
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...
After decades of operating as a dry cleaner and years of being unsuitable for redevelopment, EnviroForensics has successfully remediated contamination at the former Family Pride Laundry located at 600 N. Main Street in Crown Point, Indiana. More traditional cleanup techniques can take between five and seven years to complete...