By Carmen M. Woodson-Wray, Gary Crusader The Steel City Superstars left Gary at 4 a.m. for a two and a half hour bus trip to Hamilton, Indiana where they competed in the regional level of the Twirling Unlimited National Competition. They represented the city of Gary against 52 teams of...
The hearts of everyone in Gary was shaken by recent news that 22-year-old Diamond Christina Lewis was murdered. The father of her infant daughter, Kareem Jahbbar Willliams, 22, is being charged with the strangulation death of Lewis. Lewis, along with her infant, were reported missing on April 10 by her...
The city of Gary’s Blight Buster Day is back and the city is once again looking for 1000 volunteers to participate in the Gary for Life “Building Blocks” Blight Buster Day, the first Saturday in May! Gary citizens, youth groups, community organizations, educational institutions, sororities, fraternities, faith-based organizations, block clubs,...
By Carmen M. Woodson-Wray, Gary Crusader Rev. Sieon Roberts, pastor of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church has launched Gary’s first book club for men. It’s called The Men’s A.R.C. of Northwest Indiana. The Men’s A.R.C. of Northwest Indiana is strategically designed to transition participants into Authors, Readers and Critical Thinkers. During the...
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...