Oct. 15-17: Thousands of Women Set to Discuss Faith, Social Issues and More During Three-Day Global Event As the U.S. continues to practice social distancing, there is no need to be socially isolated. With more than half of Americans reporting the coronavirus is harming their mental health (for women and Blacks, this...

Letter to the Community

Hello, I am Reverend Dwight E. Pointer, Pastor of Greater St. Stephen Missionary Baptist Church right here in the City of Gary, Indiana. As a spiritual ambassador in this community, I seek to provide this community a message of inspiration, hope, and encouragement as we all collectively reshape our...
Final Woman, Thou Art Loosed! Conference to End in 2021 in Atlanta As health officials continue to discourage large gatherings that have an increased risk of spreading COVID-19, one of the largest global conferences is rescheduling to next year. Originally planned to take its final curtain call this year, Woman,...
“I share the sentiments of my brother U.S. Bishops and join in their prayers for George Floyd, his loved ones and all those who experience racial injustice. We, like so many of you, are outraged by his tragic death. “In his statement Sunday, Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles...
“For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink … The King will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine,...
By Presiding Elder Emeritus Rev. Carrell K. Cargle, Sr., of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Ckbcbjc071021@aol.com One morning, Friday, March 20, 2020, while meditating in The Upper Room Devotions Book, on the reading of John 9:1-25, I was touched and filled with questions as the spirit hit me as I reflected...
F.A.M.E. Afterschool Program of First A.M.E. Church invites the Gary community to attend the F.A.M.E Youth Gospel Explosion on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 3 p.m. at First A.M.E. Church, 2045 Massachusetts Street. This will be an opportunity for young people to join with other young people in praising...
The community is invited to give blood in honor of Eric Boone, Jr. at a special American Red Cross blood drive held in his name Sunday, January 19 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Tree of Life Missionary Baptist Church, 2323 West 11th Ave. in Gary. Eric, a 14-year-old...
Area clergy are uniting for the 59th Emancipation Proclamation Service of Freedom. Clergypersons will be joined by school principals, political leaders, and business leaders. The community is invited to celebrate the Emancipation Proclamation Service of Freedom on Wednesday, January 1, 2020, 10:00 a.m. at Unity A.M.E. Zion Church, 5757 Massachusetts...
Author Karen Dade offers insight and inspiration to readers who hide pain and  suffer in silence Karen L. Dade is many things–minister, health enthusiast, radio host and actress to name a few. Recently, she expanded her wheelhouse of talent to include the creativity of print. This notable elder in the...