The Golden Simones’

By J. Coyden Palmer, Chicago Crusader You can expect the name Simone to become the most popular name among African American baby girls over the next few years after Simone Biles (gymnastics) and Simone Manuel (swimming) made history within hours of each other at the Summer Olympics in Brazil by...
Indiana Republicans recently picked Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb to replace vice presidential candidate Mike Pence on the ballot in the governor’s race against Democrat John Gregg. The 22-member Republican State Central Committee voted anonymously to select Holcomb over 5th District Rep. Susan W. Brooks and 4th District Rep. Todd Rokita, who had both withdrawn from...
By Carmen M. Woodson-Wray, Gary Crusader One of Gary’s Walgreens joins the 200 stores around the country that will close as part of a three-year effort to cut costs and save $1.5 billion. The Walgreens, located at 2801 West 5th Avenue is scheduled to close August 24 due to underperforming. While...
(CNN) The post-convention polls are in, and they consistently show Hillary Clinton entering the next phase of the presidential election campaign with the upper hand over Donald Trump. The CNN Poll of Polls incorporating the results of six major polls -- all conducted after the party conventions concluded in late...
By Erick Johnson and J. Coyden Palmer, Chicago Crusader Gold always looks good on black. Together, they radiate the dominance and grace of a dynasty. From the ornate relics inside the grand palaces of kings and queens of ancient Egypt to the gowns of an opulent gala, it’s a combination that...
The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) has issued an Air Quality Action Day and is forecasting high ozone levels for Wednesday, August 10, 2016 in the following areas: Northwest Indiana – Lake, Porter and LaPorte North Central Indiana – St. Joseph and Elkhart IDEM encourages everyone to help reduce...
The Gary Chamber of Commerce will hold its General Membership Meeting/Luncheon at 12:00 Noon on Monday, August 8, 2016 at the Gary South Shore RailCats Administration Building, One Stadium Plaza, 2nd Floor in Gary. The guest speaker will be David D. Coulson, Senior Special Agent with the Federal Bureau...
The Gary Police Department announced its participation in the national and statewide 2016 Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement mobilization occurring August 12 through September 5, 2016. Officers will join more than 250 state and local law enforcement agencies, and thousands more across the country, to conduct high-visibility...
Gary/Chicago International Airport (GYY) is taking the next step to plan for the long-term development of the airport. The Gary Airport Authority Board voted to approve a contract with a team led by nationally-recognized transportation and airport planning firm Jacobsen|Daniels and including four local northwest Indiana companies to update...
By Louise Scott, Gary Crusader Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson plans to move forward in presenting the city as a place where potential opportunities would be inviting to interested investors. That might be a very good idea, but according to the information presented during a recent public meeting, the mayor has...