While many newspapers have come and gone, excitement is building as the Gary Crusader prepares to celebrate a historic milestone with its 55th Anniversary Gala on Friday, June 3 at the B. Coleman Aviation hangar at the Gary/Chicago International Airport. After years of crusading against racism, poverty and inequality, The...
By David Denson An ordinance that would give Gary applicants a leg up on the entrance exams for the Gary Fire and Police Departments was the topic of discussion during the Gary Common Council Public Safety Committee meeting. The two pieces of legislation sponsored by Sixth District Councilwoman LaVetta Sparks-Wade would...
By Carmen M. Woodson-Wray State Representative Dr. Vernon G. Smith says some gas stations and convenience stores in Gary are violating Indiana state laws that prohibit businesses from selling loose cigarettes out of their packages. Smith said for years he has been trying to stop gas stations in Gary from...
By Louise Scott It was Friday the 13th and time to get paid, but employees at the Gary Community School Corporation (GCSC) were hit with bad luck. They left work without a paycheck and were forced to wait for days without being compensated. GCSC President Antuwan Clemons said the district did...
Gary Crusader staff report Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson on Monday, May 16, held a press conference at City Hall to launch Gary’s Domestic Violence Awareness Campaign, hoping to educate individuals on the growing number of violence cases committed in the home. During the campaign, the city will work with the National Initiative,...
Governor Mike Pence named Geoffrey G. Slaughter as the 109th Justice to the Indiana Supreme Court. Mr. Slaughter will fill the vacancy left by Justice Brent Dickson, who, after 30 years on the bench, retired on April 29. His appointment will be effective on the day of his official...
By Carmen M. Woodson-Wray, Gary Crusader A family made a visit to the House of Robinson Funeral Home requesting that the pre-arranged funeral services they set up with their loved one’s life insurance policy be returned to them after they heard that the funeral home closed following the death of...
By Erick Johnson, Gary Crusader Hillary is white privilege so if she gets to the White House, she will do more for Blacks than that Black President. If this is offensive, stop reading this article. Let’s be honest. If you’re fed up with America, then you will applaud Michael Eric Dyson....
The GEO Group once again was sent packing last week when the Gary City Council unanimously rejected a proposal to build an $80 million detention center in the city. By a 9-0 vote, the city council turned away GEO’s request to build a detention center just north of the Gary/Chicago...
The Gary/Chicago International Airport hosted more than 50 members of the Indiana’s aviation community for the Aviation Association of Indiana’s (AAI) quarterly meeting on April 21. The Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority Board heard a report on the AAI meeting and other updates at the next board meeting. The Aviation Association...