Tuesday, March 2, 2021
By Hazel Trice Edney   It was around 10 am about six months ago, August 18, 2020. Jamie and Tonya Nash and their two sons were in class and at work inside their house in Newnan, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta. It was a scene being played out in millions of...
Legislation authored by State Rep. Earl Harris Jr. (D-East Chicago) to expand economic, education and food access in urban areas through agriculture passed through the House with bipartisan support. House Bill 1283 provides for the creation of urban agricultural zones, which allow for the cultivation, processing, and distributing of food...
100 Restaurateurs in 5 Cities Will Participate in Eight-Week Long Curriculum and Receive a $20,000 Grant DoorDash announced its Main Street Strong Accelerator Program, an initiative providing financial support and specialized educational resources to women-, immigrant- and people of color-owned businesses, who have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Developed in close collaboration...
NIPSCO is accepting applications for its environmental action grant to support local nonprofit organizations with environmental stewardship initiatives through April 2, 2021. In its sixth year, NIPSCO’s Environmental Action Grant continues a tradition of funding restoration and education projects throughout northern Indiana. “This program is an integral part of our...
By J. Coyden Palmer History has been made in Gary as Kendall Jackson, a senior at Lake Central High School was recently announced as the first African American female to attain the rank of Eagle Scout. The trailblazing future Howard University student, joins 20 other females from around the...
The West Side Leadership Academy Varsity Football team is holding a fundraiser for new uniforms. The community is invited to contribute through the fundraising site, givebutter.com where 99.5% of the proceeds go directly to the purchase of the uniforms. So far, the fundraiser has more than 130 supporters, and 30%...
A new study by Pew Research Center explores the religious identities, beliefs and practices of Black Americans, and includes immigrants as well as U.S.-born adults. The report analyzes the religious affiliations of Black Americans, the kinds of congregations they attend, what they look for in those congregations and what...
Indiana University Kelley School of Business alumni Derica Rice and Robin Nelson-Rice want to give more minority students the same opportunity they credit with helping launch their successful careers at Fortune 500 companies. The couple, who met as MBA students at the Kelley School in Bloomington before graduating in 1990,...
GAPS welcomes Lorri D. Jenkins as the organization’s Program Manager, effective February 1, 2021. In this role, Lorri will manage programs and services offered by GAPS and its community partners and coordinate with the Gary Community School Corporation (GCSC) to support students in grades K-12 achieve success in college,...
Thanks to a generous donation from Fifth-Third Bank, more patients and their caregivers will have access to much needed cancer programs and services closer to home. A $25,000 contribution check has been presented to Don Fesko, board president, and Marie Macke, service line administrator, Oncology Services, on behalf of...