Gary churches step up to help Flint residents

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...

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...

“Fifty Shades of Red” Red Hat Gala

Bea’s Classy Ladies United Chapter #6053 of the Red Hat Society and the Gentlemen of Distinction are hosting their 9th Annual Red and Purple...

Banks make billions off of unfair overdraft practices

By Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist Fees deducted from millions of consumer checking accounts are making legal and financial news in early 2016. Banks are reaping billions...

Pence signs Education Agenda Bills focused on supporting teachers and schools

Governor Mike Pence recently signed two agenda bills in the rotunda of the Indiana Statehouse focused on supporting teachers and schools. The first, Senate...

Representative Charlie Brown named Capitol Caregiver

To recognize his work to support family caregivers in Indiana, AARP has named Representative Charlie Brown (D-3) a 2015 “Capitol Caregiver.” These elected officials...

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...

A Moment to Super Size Your Thinking

By Effie Rolfe, Chicago Crusader A true friend is like a book. While the outside may be okay or not, you really don’t get the full...

Washington equipped to serve in the State Senate

On Thursday, January 21, 2016, Calumet Township Board President Darren Washington announced his candidacy to become the Democratic Nominee for Indiana State Senate in...

A rich past, but a bleak future

By Erick Johnson, Gary Crusader For nearly a century, it stood on West 25th Avenue producing a distinguished crop of prominent alumni who built powerful...