By Erick Johnson Easter weekend had arrived. The house cleaning was done. All that was left to do was pick up Easter dinner at the Local Market in South Shore. I walked several yards to a private parking lot to retrieve my Chrysler Sebring. This short trip made my Good Friday...
Gerald Irons
By David Denson Former Garyite and football great Gerald Irons died April 1 of complications from Parkinsons disease at age 73. He is being remembered for his grit and determination both on the field and off. Chuck Hughes, CEO of the Gary Chamber of Commerce and Gerald Irons were teammates on...
LCHD, Lake County Health Department
By Patrick Forrest Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb has signed an executive order removing the statewide mask mandate but allowing counties and more local regulations to remain in place. Despite this development the city of Gary and Lake County will continue to require masks throughout the month of April at least. “Mask...
Caron Nazario
'These cameras captured footage of behavior consistent with a disgusting nationwide trend of law enforcement.' By Ny Magee, TheGrio Two Virgina cops are being sued by a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army after they assaulted and threatened him during a traffic stop last December. Caron Nazario, who is Black and Latino,...
DMX
By Lisa Respires France, CNN DMX, a rapper known as much for his troubles as his music, has died, his family announced in a statement. He was 50. "We are deeply saddened to announce today that our loved one, DMX, birth name of Earl Simmons, passed away at 50-years-old at White...
Rev. Dr. Helen Ward Carry dies
ABC 7 Chicago Chicago's faith community is mourning the death of a beloved minister Thursday. Christ Universal Temple on Chicago's Far South Side announced Reverend Dr. Helen Ward Carry had died. She is known as a "living legend" at the church, and had been a senior minister there. Rev. Dr. Carry had...
Chicago State University
Closure occurred same day as mayor and elected officials welcomed VP Kamala Harris to city By Erick Johnson If you tried to make an appointment to get vaccinated on Tuesday, April 6, at the newly opened mass vaccination site at Chicago State University, most likely you failed. One day after it opened to serve...
Hard Rock Casino
Hard Rock International, in partnership with the Gary, Lakeshore and Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce, hosted a Vendor Info Session for local companies recently to learn about services and products Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana will need from the community. The all-day event featuring three ninety-minute sessions took place...
target
By Melissa Repko, CSNBC Target said it will hire more Black-owned companies, launch a program to identify and support promising minority entrepreneurs and add products from more than 500 Black-owned brands to its shelves or website. Altogether, the discounter said Wednesday, it will spend more than $2 billion with Black-owned businesses...
Alderman Pat Dowell
By Erick Johnson Alderman Pat Dowell on Wednesday, April 7, officially kicked off her campaign bid to replace outgoing Secretary of State Jesse White. Dowell is the highest profile candidate and only Black official to enter a race where Democratic opponent Alex Giannoulias is gaining momentum with several endorsements and...