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 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...
One of the music world’s most beloved gospel music pioneers, Ann Yancy passed away on March 12, 2018 at the age of 88. Affectionately known as “Mama Ann,” Yancy was a major and integral part of the rich history...
Dr. Warrick L. Carter, music educator, composer, performer, executive and college president, passed at the age of 75 at his residence in Sanford, Florida on July 15 after a brief illness. Warrick L. Carter was born on May 6, 1942...
By Carmen M. Woodson-Wray, Gary Crusader In 1918, a prayer band consisting of 13 people meeting in various homes in Gary felt the need for a church to fulfill them spiritually in their service to God. Sister Thompson, secretary of...

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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...
St. John Baptist Church will celebrate their Men’s and Women’s Day on May 15, 2016. The Men’s Service is at 11:00 a.m. The Pastor of City of Praise Church in Gary, Rev. Richard Wilford, will bring the morning message. The...
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...
In anticipation of the upcoming 33rd Chicago Gospel Music Festival June 1-2, the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) recented announced the ChicagoMade Gospel Music Artists & Repertoire (A&R) Auditions on Saturday, March 10, 6–9 p.m.,...