By Bonnie DeShong I have always loved the Easter holidays. From saying my “Easter Piece” in Sunday school, to tearing into my Easter basket complete with colored hard boiled eggs and chocolate bunny rabbits. A few years ago I was a...

HALLELUJAH!

By Erick Johnson, Chicago Crusader It was once the birthplace of Gospel music before a devastating fire destroyed the historic landmark Pilgrim Baptist Church building in Bronzeville over a decade ago. Now, after years of legal battles, financial problems and calls...
By Erick Johnson, Chicago Crusader The shouts of amen and hallelujahs still rips through its hallowed sanctuary like it did a century ago. West Point Missionary Baptist Church, with its soul-stirring choir and enduring legacy, is 100 years old and...