Gary Crusader staff report       The celebration of the historic 1972 Black Political Convention in Gary will be held June 9-12 at the Genesis Convention Center. Leaders from the 1972 National Black Convention will be there, including Gary’s first Black Mayor Richard G. Hatcher, Tuskegee, Alabama Mayor Johnny Ford, and Amiri...
Gary Crusader staff report Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson is the chairperson of the Gary Crusader’s 55th Anniversary Gary. The gala will be held on June 3 at 7 p.m. at the B. Coleman Aviation hangar at the Gary/Chicago International Airport. A reception at 6 p.m. will precede the event, which will celebrate...
By Erick Johnson, Gary Crusader On a wild election day primary in Indiana, voters in Lake County stood behind two ambitious candidates seeking to follow in the footsteps of household names while many supported a defiant Bernie Sanders, who coasted to victory against presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. It was a day...
By J. Coyden Palmer, Chiacgo Crusader The man who was standing on the balcony with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. when he was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee on April 4, 1968, passed away last week at the age of 81. Rev. Samuel Billy Kyles passed away April 26 after a long...
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...