Did you know the artisan sector is the second largest employer in the developing world?  It’s true, and the majority of artisans are women who create handcrafted goods using traditional techniques passed down through generations. Marketplace Africa, the ecommerce site created by Mall for Africa and powered by DHL, aims to put a global...
By Erick Johnson Broadway was quiet on Tuesday. For over two minutes, a photographer stood in the middle of the street taking pictures without a single car driving by. At the Save More Supermarket on Broadway, shelves once stocked with household items stood bare. Across town in the Miller neighborhood, downtown...
With an emphasis on building a culture centered around values of Caring, Loyalty, Integrity, Friendship and Fun, Centier continues its legacy as a “Best Place to Work in Indiana” when it was named fifth in the Large Company category during the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s 2019 workplace awards. “This recognition...
By Carmen M. Woodson-Wray, Gary Crusader Operations Integration and Strategy Director for Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) Michael Suggs says he is not sure how the magazine African American Career World located him, but it’s a magazine that every February does an article that lists some of the top...
By Charlene Crowell (NNPA Newswire Columnist)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  After returning billions of dollars in restitution that helped more than 25 million consumers plagued with financial struggles, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) was dealt a judicial low blow. Swift and strong reactions to the decision came from civil rights leaders, consumer...
The Illinois Committee on Black Concerns in Higher Education (ICBCHE) recently took note of the unprecedented number of African American women leading higher education institutions in the State of Illinois. Customarily, white men overwhelmingly represent the face of college/university presidents. 75% of college presidents are men, leaving the remaining...
  The Gary Chamber of Commerce recently announced one of the featured speakers for the 3rd Annual World Civility Day – one of the Nation’s experts on Civility, Dr. Carolyn J. Lukensmeyer, Executive Director, National Institute for Civil Discourse. The organization works to reduce political dysfunction and incivility in the...
"The Treasury Department is pointing out opportunities for banks and debt collectors to steal Americans' relief checks out from under them." By Jake Johnson, Common Dreams President Donald Trump's Treasury Department has given U.S. banks a green light to seize a portion or all of the one-time $1,200 coronavirus relief payments...
Indiana American Water announced recently that it is partnering with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to promote Fix a Leak Week, which runs March 19-25. The national campaign, part of the EPA’s WaterSense program, raises awareness about small leaks and other water waste that might be occurring within homes....
By Delta Jones Recently, one of my clients shared the unfortunate news that she had been the victim of vehicle vandalism and theft. Her purse was stolen along with her laptop and a few other valuable items. When I inquired if she was alright, she replied in a calm voice...