Affectionately known as “OB,” Olivia Banks, who was a retired Chicago Public School educator, died Saturday, January 20, 2018. She was 76 years old. As a working professional, Olivia began her career at the Chicago Board of Education, where she...
By Carmen M. Woodson-Wray, Gary Crusader Cherrie White has done any and everything she wanted to do throughout her 103 years of living and is still going strong. White, who is the mother of three children, recently celebrated her birth- day...
Every Saturday from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. the Trinity United Church of Christ-Gary serves hot meals in its Chakula Kitchen and Somebody’s Clothing Closet gives away clothing. No ID is needed. The church is located at 1276 West 20th...
The Archdiocese of Chicago recently announced updates on the Hegewisch and Burnham, Lemont, Lincoln Square, Milwaukee Avenue North and the East Little Village Renew My Church groupings. Over the past several months, the groupings’ Feedback and Discernment Teams, made up...
By Effie Rolfe, Chicago Crusader It was a night to remember as the Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the City of Chicago hosted an epic event to commemorate the legendary Rev. Dr. Clay Evans at the Harold Washington Library for the...
By Carmen M. Woodson-Wray, Gary Crusader For millennials staying on a job until retirement is unheard of now because the average time they spend at one job is 4.6 years, according to data available from the Bureau of Labor Statistics....
Fred Marberry passed on March 21, 2019 in Robbins, IL, at the home he shared with his wife, Geta Aikens Marberry. Marberry was an inspiration and role model for his 10 children, and for many of his friends and relatives. He...
Spencer Leak, Sr.’s Nehemiah Project Urges churches to take back communities By Chinta Strausberg More than 6,000 people attended the Nehemiah Project—an anti-violence crime summit held at The House of Hope, 752 E. 114th St., hosted by Spencer Leak, Sr. Leak called...
The African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church’s first elected female bishop, Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie, and Stellar award-winning artist Kurt Carr & The Kurt Carr Singers, will headline the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc.’s (CBCF) Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) Prayer...