Councilwoman Linda Barnes-Caldwell, 5th District announced on September 8, that her office would be sponsoring an Essay contest and an initiative for the property owners in her district. Both are aimed at improving neighborhoods in her district and ultimately throughout Gary. The Essay contest is for students in the 5th...
Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson recently held a press conference at City Hall to announce the winning entries in the annual Independence Day Parade held on Saturday, July 2, 2016. The parade was a celebration of the national holiday showcasing the festive spirit of the community. The city also observed the state...
By Carmen M. Woodson-Wray, Gary Crusader In May this year, Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, along with the City of Gary in conjunction with the National Initiative, the Gary for Life and the Gary Police Department launched a Domestic Violence Awareness Campaign in an effort to help those in need and...

From Legends to Legacy

On Saturday, August 27, 2016 at Gary-Chicago Airport in Gary, Ind., the Chicago “DODO” chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen will host the 75th Anniversary of the Tuskegee Airmen Experience, and the 40th anniversary of its Chicago chapter from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the B. Coleman Aviation Facility,...
By Carmen M. Woodson-Wray, Gary Crusader Michael Howard King, a native of Gary and currently a television reporter for station WXIA-TV in Atlanta was recently honored with the 2016 National Edward R. Murrow Award for Investigative Reporting. King has been a television reporter for many, many years because as he says...
By Andrea Smith Have you ever had a simple idea that you dismissed and gave up on as too easy to become successful, then watched in amazement as someone else took and ran with it and made a profound impact? Sure you have. That could have happened with the Chicago...
By Carmen M. Woodson-Wray, Gary Crusader The 72 members of the American Legion Post 270 are working diligently to make sure that young people have the necessary equipment, insurance and money needed at registration time to play football this coming season. They are doing this by raising money to...
Katie Hall Educational Foundation Chairman and CEO Junifer Hall, JD, MPA, MBA and the Foundation’s Chief Legal Counsel and Vice-Chaplain Attorney John Henry Hall, Ed.D., LL.M., along with Katie Hall Educational Foundation Board Members Attorney Macarthur M. Drake and Attorney Linda Copeland Drake were among more than 275 hundred...
The Dynasty Banquet Hall, located at 4141 Calumet Avenue, Hammond, Indiana, is set to come alive on Saturday, September 10, 2016, from 12-3 PM, as the Hammond branch of the NAACP hosts its annual Freedom Fund Banquet. The guest speaker will be Indiana State Senator Lonnie M. Randolph. Music...
The John W. Anderson Foundation has awarded Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry $1,000 for its “Meat” the Need program. These funds will be used to assist Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry in paying processing fees for approximately 750 pounds of donated meat in Lake & Porter Counties, which will then be...