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...
By Effie Rolfe, Chicago Crusader What’s Your Calling? After all these years of speaking, writing and being in the broadcast industry, I still find myself asking God—am I really doing your will? It seems when I ask—a sudden desire to fulfill my purpose and...
By Carmen Woodson-Wray, Gary Crusader The Gary community was treated to a host of delightful and fulfilling dishes during the Annual First AME Sons of Allen Taste held Saturday, June 3 at the Baber Youth Center. Over 50 dishes were prepared...
Family, friends and fans of the legendary Chuck Barksdale of The Dells were joined by guests and music industry artists to celebrate the life of Chuck Barksdale of The Dells on Monday, May 20 at the Harold Washington Cultural...
Chicago Crusader staff report As the Chicago Teachers Union drifts closer to strike, a Black pastor is proposing a unique alternative to keep thousands of students off the streets if talks fail between the union and Chicago Public Schools (CPS). Rev....
By Effie Rolfe               Do is the Best. That was one of my mother’s favorite quotes when I would try to convince her that I was going to complete a task. It was like yesterday when I would say, “Moma...
Marvin Lyles Gospel Sunrise Productions’ radio host Marvin Lyles has been nominated in the category of Radio Announcer for the 2016 Rhytahm of Gospel Awards to be held June 23-26, 2016 in Memphis, Tennessee. Lyles said when he first received the...
By Effie Rolfe Letting God Be. None of us can pretend to understand all of God’s decisions, or how He arrives at them. Why is His strength made perfect in weakness? Why does He allow suffering in the world? Why...
By Carmen M. Woodson-Wray, Gary Crusader Through 12 pastors, two locations and three name changes St. Timothy Community Church has been an icon in the City of Gary for 90 years. Its longevity is being recognized with several months of...
Lula Bronson, former vice-president of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 880, passed away peacefully in her home on the west side of Chicago Thursday, April 12. She was 82. Mrs. Bronson was born in Turrell, Arkansas in 1936...