The Board of the Directors of the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority (RDA) recently approved a $75,000 matching grant to the Legacy Foundation for its Neighborhood Spotlight initiative in Gary’s Miller neighborhood. “Over the past two years, the Legacy Foundation and its partners have worked with residents of Miller to...
Chicago Crusader staff report Retiring State Senator Earline Rogers (D-Gary) on Monday, April 25, was given the Sagamore of the Wabash Award, the highest honor in the state that has been given to presidents, ambassadors and prominent professionals. Governor Mike Pence presented Rogers with the award for her many years of...
Gary Crusader staff report His sister wrote about history, but Reverend Nicholas Hood II spent his life making it. Hood, the 92-year-old “baby boomer” brother of Gary historian Darathula Hood (Dolly) Millender, passed away on April 10 in a Detroit hospital. At a memorial service April 16 at the Plymouth UCC Church,...
Gary Crusader staff report On April 26, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton visited parts of Lake County connecting to Indiana voters with promises to support jobs and a steel industry that has eroded with changing times and competition. Clinton’s message aimed to convince voters that she is the best candidate to...
By Louise Scott, Gary Crusader The Gary Common Council chambers was filled to capacity Tuesday night with protesters who made it clear that they were opposed to the GEO Group, Inc. bringing an immigration detention center to the City of Gary. Over 15 residents spoke during the public speaking portion of...
By Erick Johnson, Gary Crusader The Indiana State Board of Education on Friday, April 15, approved a one-year contract extension with EdisonLearning, setting the stage for a new, long-term plan to restore the academic health of Roosevelt College and Career Academy. By a unanimous 11-0 vote, the Board voted to extend...
Judge Olu A. Stevens will be the “Distinguished Honoree,” Friday, April 22 at 6:00 p.m. for the James C. Kimbrough Bar Association’s annual “Legacy Ball.” The public is invited to this both entertaining and educational event at the Genesis Convention Center in Gary. Tickets are $75.00, which includes dinner and...
Friends and former colleagues are remembering Lanel R. Chambers this weekend as a loving individual who was passionate about life and people. Chambers died at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, IL April 13, four days after he was involved in a tragic accident on I-65 near exit 258...
Move over Andrew Jackson. Harriet Tubman will be the new face on the $20 bill. And on the back of the $5 bill, Martin Luther King Jr. and the late Black opera singer Marian Anderson will join former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt. For the first time in history, famous Black pioneers...
On average, Indiana women employed full time, year round are paid just 75 cents for every dollar paid to men – a yearly pay gap of $11,427. That means, in total, women in Indiana lose more than $10 billion every year, which is money that could strengthen the state...