Recently, Governor Mike Pence presented 17 outstanding African-American Hoosiers, community leaders and organizations from across the state with several awards during the Indiana Black Expo, Inc. 46th Annual Summer Celebration (IBE) Governor’s Reception. “As we reflect on the events of these last few weeks, it is important that we rededicate...
By Ronda Racha Penrice, Urban News Service Nearly 40 years after it premiered, Roots – Alex Haley’s iconic quest, tracing his ancestry from slavery back to Juffure, The Gambia – still inspires African-Americans to reclaim their heritage. Today, the ripple effect of the 1977 ABC miniseries is evident in reality shows, such as Finding Your...
Strack & Van Til recently put an exclamation point on an important campaign that ran during the month of April to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at all Strack & Van Til, Ultra Foods and Town and Country stores. Leaders from St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Miller Coors and...
Indiana Black Expo recently announced that award winning actor Larenz Tate will receive its Screen Image Award at its Pacers Sports & Entertainment Corporate Luncheon presented by Indiana University on Friday, July 15 at 11:00 a.m. in Halls D & E inside the Indiana Convention Center. "Larenz Tate is a...
The results of recent research through smallbusiness.com placed Gary, Indiana among the 100 best small cities in the U.S. to start a business. The study compared over 1200 small cities with a population size between 25,000 and 100, 000 based on three (3) key factors: Business Environment, Access to Resources...
By Carmen M. Woodson-Wray, Gary Crusader Smith, Bizzell and Warner Funeral Home has named a new General Manager who hails from Detroit, Michigan. That person is June R. Williams. Williams started with one of the company’s funeral homes in Detroit 16 years ago, but was eventually moved to Connecticut for six...
The Gary Chamber of Commerce recently announced its international recognition as the authors of the Community Civility Counts initiative. At a Capitol Hill ceremony chaired by Ambassador Dr. Clyde Rivers and comprised of individuals from approximately 50 countries, Chamber Executive Director Chuck Hughes and the Public Policy Committee Chairman...
By Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs (IDVA) will be hosting a Summit titled “How & Why to Hire a Veteran.” This event will be taking place on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Marriott Indianapolis Downtown, 350 West Maryland...
By Charlene Crowell While economists contend that the economic recession is over, the reality for much of Black America is starkly different. Racial disparities in unemployment and under-employment persist. And homeownership, a key measure of economic health for consumers and communities alike continues its downward decline even now. According to the...
By Carmen M. Woodson-Wray, Gary Crusader At the age of 15 Rozelle Hammonds began working at a men’s clothing store in the midtown section of Gary called Esquire Men’s Store as a stock boy and window washer. Little did he know that after 70 years he would become the owner...