The beauty products and apparel brand says they had no intention of sending a stereotypical message in an ad for holiday pajamas By Tonya Pendleton, The Grio Until recently, Burt’s Bees had been best known perhaps for their bright yellow packaging, their lip balm and baby products that are ubiquitous...
Crusader Staff Report Two weeks after voters finally approved a school tax, the Gary Community School Corporation announced a new contract that will provide raises for teachers for the first time in 10 years. The Gary Teachers Union agreed on the 5.3 percent raise. The raises will be applied to teachers’...
Odies H. Williams III, M.D., a native of Gary, Indiana, is a graduate of Howard University College of Medicine. For more than 40 years, he served as a Family Practice physician in northwest Indiana. He was active as a musician, playing trumpet professionally in the areas of classical and jazz....
By Naveen Dhaliwal, ABC7 News New York A man who spent a quarter century in prison after being wrongly convicted of murder was freed on Thursday. Jaythan Kendrick had been waiting 25 years for his murder conviction to be vacated. Moments after that decision, Kendrick walked out of the courthouse a free...
A suit filed in federal court by 60 people blames the cops for abuses incurred while they protested police violence. By BET A federal lawsuit charges that Chicago police officers violated the civil rights of multiple Black Lives Matter protesters this summer during demonstrations in reaction to the police shooting deaths...
In Gary’s Miller community, controlled fires were started to destroy ticks in Marquette Park. The fires were started and controlled by Ecorealm, LLC and will be set during this winter’s burn season – this November through April 2021. The controlled fires also help control the view-obstructing woody brush and...
The case in Jacksonville, Florida, was eerily reminiscent of the police shooting that killed Breonna Taylor. By Bruce C.T. Wright, NewsOne A Black woman in Florida is fighting to clear her name after she shot a police officer she suspected to be an intruder after he didn’t immediately identify himself while...
By Madeline Holcombe, CNN Bobby Brown Jr., the son of singer Bobby Brown, was found dead in his Los Angeles home on Wednesday, authorities confirmed to CNN. Brown Jr., the half brother of Bobbi Kristina Brown who died in 2015, was 28. Officers with the Los Angeles Police Department responded to a...
By Erick Johnson Gary’s 14-year-old Ben Watkins, who survived tragedy and won fame and millions of fans on Fox’s “MasterChef Junior,” died Monday, November 16 after a long battle with cancer. Watkins lost both parents in a murder-suicide in 2017. He was diagnosed with a rare illness, angiomatoid fibrous histiocytoma, a soft...
Crusader Staff Report Governor Eric Holcomb and first lady Janet Holcomb on Tuesday, November 17 were placed under quarantine after several members of the governor’s security detail tested positive for COVID-19. Holcomb and the first lady are considered close contacts and will be tested later this week, according to the governor’s...