Wednesday, January 27, 2021
By Carmen M. Woodson-Wray, Gary Crusader Harriette Washington, host of the talk show, “Issues and Answers,” on WLTH Radio in Gary, held a special program last week featuring representatives from Flint, MI and guest panelist, Reverend Jerry Protho, a community activist and pastor of Unity Baptist Church. In 2014 when the...
By Erick Johnson, Gary Crusader Former Gary City Councilman Kyle W. Allen Sr. on Thursday, February 4 began his first term as Lake County Commissioner, following in the footsteps of his late cousin, Roosevelt D. Allen, whose sudden death in January stunned many in Gary. Kyle, who served five terms on...
Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson and the grand dame of Indiana politics, Earline Rogers formally, endorsed Indiana State Senate candidate Eddie Melton. He seeks to replace Rogers, who recently announced her decision to not seek re-election after 34 years of service. Rogers said she was confident that Melton would make...
State Rep. Charlie Brown (D-Gary) has been honored with the first Civility in Government Award for his strong communication skills and demonstrating courtesy in office. The award, honoring a member of each legislative caucus, is presented by the Association of Retired Members of the Indiana General Assembly (ARMIGA), a group...
Governor Mike Pence has joined the Indiana Toll Road Concession Co. (ITRCC) to announce that the ITRCC is commencing a $200 million, two-year road improvement project on the Indiana Toll Road that is expected to create hundreds of construction jobs in northern Indiana. “In Indiana, we’ve made great progress on our...
As police shootings continue to rock Chicago and the nation, Gary remained quiet in 2015, where there were no such cases involving the city’s police department, according to a report Mayor Karen-Freeman Wilson released to the media. Nearly a thousand times last year, an American police officer has shot and...
Chicago Crusader Staff Just in time for Black History Month: a nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize for a historic Black church. Nelson Mandela has one. So does President Barack Obama and Martin Luther King. Now, after decades of fighting racism through peace, Emanuel AME Church is poised for world recognition...
By Erick Johnson, Chicago Crusader It’s a known fact that in 1964, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. became the third Black leader to win the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize. Across the nation, the achievement by America’s most prominent Civil Rights leader has been mentioned in countless documents, school history...
By Louise Scott, Gary Crusader Rev. Charles Emery, pastor of Pilgrim Baptist Church is leading a group of Gary residents who are collecting donations to purchase bottled water that will be donated to the residents of Flint, Michigan. The city’s problems started two years ago when the state decided to save...
Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson will partner again this year with the Northwest Indiana Leadership Council to host the annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast benefitting the United Negro College Fund (UNCF). The Prayer Breakfast on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 will be held at the Genesis Convention Center beginning at 8:30 a.m. More than...