By Carmen M. Woodson-Wray, Gary Crusader It was his last funeral. After the mourners put their loved one in the ground and returned home, Paul Anthony Robinson, owner of House of Robinson Funeral Home of Gary went back to his funeral home. There, he sat in his car, closed his...
Governor Mike Pence recently named Rick Hite Executive Director of the Indiana Civil Rights Commission (ICRC). Hite fills the position formerly held by Jamal Smith, who announced in November 2015 that he would resign in January to lead Indianapolis Public Schools athletics. “Rick Hite is a man of integrity and...
Businesses in Gary will have a harder time trying to sell used cell phones after the Gary Common Council passed a ordinance that requires a longer waiting period before selling the device. Before the ordinance, businesses had to wait three days before they could wipe out a used cellphone’s memory...
Gary Crusader staff report The Indiana State Board of Education will hold a public meeting to decide on the fate of Gary’s storied Roosevelt College and Career Academy. The meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. in the school’s auditorium on the second floor on Wednesday, March 23. Roosevelt is located at...
(CNN)A federal court on Monday issued a preliminary injunction prohibiting Indiana from doing anything to interfere with or deter the resettlement of Syrian refugees. The moves comes in connection with a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of Exodus Refugee Immigration, a resettlement agency, against the...
Gary Crusader staff report A Merrillville firm has been hired to manage the Gary School district human resources department for four months. The Gary School Board awarded the $65,000 contract to CorePlacement Personnel Services. The decision was made after the district’s state-paid financial specialist Jack Martin helped school administrators identify problems...
Gary Crusader staff report It’s a flyer that has confederate flags and says the husband of a judicial candidate compares Black children to animals if they voted for President Barack Obama. Now, Lake County Sheriff John Buncich is contacting the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to request an investigation into...
Gary Crusader staff report After heated campaigning, Herb Smith on Thursday, February 18, became the newest member to serve on the Gary Common Council. Smith, business executive, replaces Kyle Allen, who stepped down to succeed his late cousin Roosevelt D. Allen, Jr. who served as Lake County Commissioner until his sudden...
By David Denson and Erick Johnson, Gary Crusader In March of 1972, over nine hundred political activists descended on Gary for an event that would help shape the future of Black politics for decades to come. Among the crowds was the Who’s Who of Black America: Julian Bond, Jesse L. Jackson...
Gary Crusader staff report Gary wants to place business owners on hold for five days if they want to resell a used cellphone. While business owners don’t like the idea, Gary officials wants to make sure that buyers aren’t making a bad connection. The Common Council’s public safety committee on Tuesday, February...