The Zeta Theta Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. recently celebrated their Finer Womanhood Observance at the Chateau Banquet Hall. The theme this year was “Trailblazers: Walking by Faith, Leading by Example.” Thirteen ladies were saluted for their outstanding community service and leadership. Approximately 200 guests witnessed...
Gary community leaders and residents welcomed Bernice King to the city on April 7. The daughter of the slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. received the Katie Hall Public Service Awards at the 4th Annual Katie Hall Education Foundation Luncheon. The event was held at the...
By Carmen M. Woodson-Wray, Gary Crusader In the month of March Women’s History Month traces its beginnings back as far as 1911. It was in 1980 that President Jimmy Carter issued a presidential proclamation declaring the week of March 8 as National Women’s History Week. Through the next several years Congress...
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. announces the launch of, “Learn 2 Live,” a collaborative effort with the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) to formally address one of the most critical issues affecting people of color in the United States. Incidents of racial profiling, a lack of...
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2016 Influential Women of Northwest Indiana awards! The event celebrates and recognizes the region’s most successful and well-deserved female professionals for their influence in business, industries and communities. Established leaders in our community as well as up-and-coming professionals will be honored. Two women...
The Mayor’s 2016 Gala will “call-up” history for some and memories for others of the historical roaring 20’s era; when the Friends of Karen Freeman-Wilson present “Harlem Nights” on Saturday, March 26, 2016 at the Genesis Convention Center. Planning is well underway for the “Harlem Nights” Gala with Mayor Karen...

NHBW Over the Moon

The Northwest Indiana Chapter of National Hook-Up of Black Women (NHBW) will celebrate National Women’s History Month on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at the Chateau Banquets, 530 W. 61st Avenue, Merrillville, IN from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The 2016 theme for National Women’s History Month is “Working to...
The Gary Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, is proud to present the annual Founders’ Day Celebration, marking 102 years of sisterhood, scholarship and service on Saturday, March 19 at 12:00 p.m. at Saints Helen and Constantine Greek Orthodox Hall, 8000 Madison Street, Merrillville, IN 46410. “We are proud...
Focus will be on developing a connection between viewers and photographers at the Straight Shooters Photo Exhibition March 4-20 at the Marshall J. Gardner Center for the Arts in the Miller Beach section of Gary. Straight Shooters Photo Exhibit will be on display from March 4 – 20 at the...
Meals on Wheels of Northwest Indiana recently hosted a Share the Love event at their location in Merrillville where volunteers were encouraged to recruit a friend to sign up for volunteer work. The nonprofit is seeking volunteers who can deliver meals to clients, prepare fresh food for delivery or...