By Erick Johnson, Gary Crusader Hillary is white privilege so if she gets to the White House, she will do more for Blacks than that Black President. If this is offensive, stop reading this article. Let’s be honest. If you’re fed up with America, then you will applaud Michael Eric Dyson....
The GEO Group once again was sent packing last week when the Gary City Council unanimously rejected a proposal to build an $80 million detention center in the city. By a 9-0 vote, the city council turned away GEO’s request to build a detention center just north of the Gary/Chicago...
The Gary/Chicago International Airport hosted more than 50 members of the Indiana’s aviation community for the Aviation Association of Indiana’s (AAI) quarterly meeting on April 21. The Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority Board heard a report on the AAI meeting and other updates at the next board meeting. The Aviation Association...
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,...