St. John Baptist Church, which is currently celebrating 100 years of service to the community this year, recently held its annual church picnic. The picnic was held July 14 at Lake Etta County Park in Gary for nearly 100...
By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader Civil rights activist Reverend Dr. Charles Koen died Friday, July 20 2018, in a hospital near Cairo, Illinois, a source confirmed on Monday. Dr. Koen, who was born on August 7, 1945, once worked with several...
Crusader staff report The family of an elderly woman who was brutally murdered last month is not giving up the search for her killer and hopes that a $20,000 reward would help bring help for their loved one. Chicago police discovered...
Trinity United Church of Christ, Gary, located at 1276 W. 20th Ave., will host Chicago-based artist, activist, and pastor J.Kwest on Saturday, July 21, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for  “Turn Up,” a musical experience. The soulful workshop...
Mayoral candidate Dorothy Brown will continue her “Listening Tour” this coming Tuesday, July 17 event at St. Luke Church of God in Christ, 914 N. Orleans beginning at 6:30 p.m. This tour will include residents from the Loop, near Northside, North...
Just days before his death, Wendell Palfrey Weaver wrote a “Farewell” to his neighbors, on July 6. In his message he shared his lifetime commitment to being a “good neighbor,” along with his hopes and prayers for current and...
By Keith Chambers, Chicago Crusader Illinois State Police have threatened to arrest Saint Sabina’s Father Michael Pfleger, who plans to shut down the Dan Ryan expressway on Saturday, July 7 as part of a march to protest the shootings in...
By Chinta Strausberg While bowing to pressure and reversing his zero-tolerance border policy, on Wednesday Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. and a number of immigrant advocacy groups called on Congress to pass a law that would prevent separating families at...
By Pastor Anthony W. Williams W.E.B. Dubois predicted at the end of the 19th century that color would be the number one problem of the 20th century. Dubois’ prediction was right. When we reflect on the history of the 20th...
Real Men Cook’s Father’s Day Celebration will continue its long tradition of serving healthy foods and promoting nutrition when it holds its annual event on Father’s Day Sunday, June 17 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. The signature celebration...