Welcome Cam Newton – to the perils of Black superstardom in...

By Vernon A. Williams, Gary Crusader It’s like a broken record. When an African American dominates a field of endeavor in the U.S., invariably the public...

Genesis Center mired in financial woes

AS FINANCIAL WOES plague the Genesis Convention Center, Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson has pledged to steer more business opportunities to the struggling facility. Gary Mayor Karen...

Freeman-Wilson Addresses the Nation’s Opioid Crisis

On Wednesday, October 10 at a National League of Cities (NLC) briefing on Capitol Hill, three mayors from diverse communities around the country described steps they...

‘A Celebration of Christmas’

Pastor Charles Jenkins Multi-Award winning songwriter and Inspired People recording artist Pastor Charles Jenkins just wrapped up a sold-out “Holiday Praise” Thanksgiving concert tour with...

Recent incidents cast doubt on Hammond police accountability, critics say

Valparaiso University professor Dr. Gregory Jones Activists will rally in Hammond, Indiana this weekend to highlight concerns about police brutality. A controversial traffic stop there led...

Homelessness in Indiana dropped in 2015

Indiana joins other states across the nation experiencing a decline in the homeless population. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently released...

Governor Pence moves forward on drug task force

Governor Mike Pence Governor Mike Pence has directed state agencies to act on five recommendations provided during the third meeting of the Governor’s Task Force...

Gary Airport revs up for master plan project

THE B. COLEMAN hanger at the Gary/Chicago International Airport was added as part of the facility’s Master Plan in 2001. Officials seeks engineering firm to...

Mayor to host annual UNCF prayer breakfast

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...

Gary celebrates life of beloved historian

Dharathula H. “Dolly” Millender Millender dies peacefully Christmas Day Historian Dharathula Millender loved to learn about Gary’s past. On Christmas Day, she faded quietly into the...