While the Gospel music genre is churning out exciting new artists every year, there are some voices that remain timeless and relevant within an industry that is constantly reinventing itself. One of those artists is Marvin Sapp, who this...
By Effie Rolfe, Chicago Crusader ‘I’ll Always Love My Mama’. That is a very popular song and definitely a Mother’s Day favorite. Come Sunday, hopefully, Moms past and present will be honored coast to coast. Honor is to show high...
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...

The Living Last Supper

One of Christianity's most significant events was brilliantly portrayed by Leonardo Da Vinci centuries ago – “The Last Supper.” This Renaissance masterpiece is brought to life with a script adapted from Laura Bender’s “Revolution” and revised by Alice Dawson,...
The African American Achievers Youth Corps, Inc. (AAAYC) will sponsor their 4th Annual Spectacular Christmas Concert featuring the Divas and Kings of Gospel on Saturday, December 7 at the Glen Theater, 20 West Ridge Road in Gary. The doors...
The Church is Essential to Saving Souls, Everyone Cannot Access Online Services It’s Time to Reopen WHO: Humanitarian & Businessman Dr. Willie Wilson, and Pastors WHAT: Dr. Wilson supports the decision of Pastors to hold service this Sunday, May 17, 2020,...
By Effie Rolfe It’s Coming Back. You reap what you sow. Your actions are the seeds you plant that will manifest in your life. Make no mistake—whether you know it or not you are doing that each day of your life. The...
The Gospel of Jesus Christ sung and proclaimed like never before from a historic church in the gospel capital of the world. The Greater Harvest MBC Sanctuary Choir of Chicago, IL. releases its highly anticipated choir album, this Friday,...
State Rep. Vernon G. Smith (D-Gary) revealed the lineup of gospel groups and soloists who will perform at the annual Harvest Feast, which is celebrating its 25th year. The event will begin at 6 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 19 at the...
By Effie Rolfe, Chicago Crusader Owning A Piece of America. As I looked at “Sag Harbor,” a programming special that aired sometime ago, it was refreshing to see a predominantly African American neighborhood considered as America’s most exclusive and historic African American...