Owners Greg and Moni­ca Tatum want you to spend part of your Labor Day week­end at their trendy wine bar, Dialogue, 601 S. Lake St. in Gary’s Miller Beach commu­nity. The couple has planned a Paint & Sip, with a Motown theme for Saturday, Septem­ber 5 from 7:00 p.m....
Last week, West Side Leadership Academy senior Naomi Martin competed in the NAACP’s National ACTSO competition in the category of music earning a first-place gold medal. She played the piano in the classical music genre delivering a flawless rendition of “Rondo A Capriccio” by Ludwig van Beethoven op,129. Naomi...
Application deadline for the 2021 BPM 360 Incubator+ is September 15 Black Public Media (BPM) is now accepting applications for the 2021 cohort of its 360 Incubator+ program. Created in 2014 to help BPM identify quality and innovative content by Black filmmakers, the 360 Incubator+ program is a three-month holistic...
By Rick Burke, Navy Office of Community Outreach CANADIAN ARCTIC - A 1997 Theodore Roosevelt High School graduate and native of Gary, Indiana, participated in Operation Nanook-Tuugaalik 2020, a multinational maritime exercise conducted in the Canadian Arctic, Aug 4 to 24. Petty Officer 1st Class Valerie J. Morgan is serving aboard...

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By Amelia Ashley-Ward Publisher I reached out to congratulate my friend Kamala Harris shortly after she accepted the nomination to become the Democratic Party’s candidate for Vice President of the United States of America. She is, in fact, the first African-American woman to be selected to be Vice President by any...
Donations Accepted through September 7th Recently, the Urban League of Northwest Indiana marked its 75th Anniversary by hosting a Radiothon Fundraiser, which yielded more than $12,000. Held at its headquarters located at 3101 Broadway in Gary, local radio station WLTH 1370 AM/92.7 FM facilitated the live broadcast. Scores of community...
Oct. 15-17: Thousands of Women Set to Discuss Faith, Social Issues and More During Three-Day Global Event As the U.S. continues to practice social distancing, there is no need to be socially isolated. With more than half of Americans reporting the coronavirus is harming their mental health (for women and Blacks, this...
Glamour's powerful September cover features six Black women who share their own experiences with discrimination and microaggressions By Kaitlyn Frey, People Gabrielle Union, Keke Palmer, Uzo Aduba and Marsai Martin are getting candid about the discrimination Black women face over their hair. The stars teamed up to film a powerful PSA, "I'VE...
Fee assistance for out-of-school care is now available to working families in Lake County. Last week Lake Area United Way approved $578,000 in funding to assist working parents who will rely on e-learning, out-of-school care and childcare this fall. To qualify, parents must be employed, reside in Lake County...
“IDOL ACROSS AMERICA” OPEN VIRTUAL AUDITIONS VIA ZOOM VISITS ILLINOIS! ILLINOIS – FRIDAY, AUGUST 28 Below is information regarding “American Idol” ILLINOIS auditions: WHAT:           Open call virtual Zoom auditions for AMERICAN IDOL in ILLINOIS “American Idol” will continue to break new innovative boundaries with custom-built Zoom technology to host “Idol Across America,” its first-ever...