By Effie Rolfe God’s Plan is always Biggest and Greatest! It is bigger than NO. Oftentimes, getting a “No” is God’s “Yes” to the streams and doors he created just for you. As March, Women’s History Month comes to an end, I...
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...
By Carmen M. Woodson-Wray, Gary Crusader St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church was organized 101 years ago in a portable building at the 21st Avenue School in December 1916. Six persons were involved in the organization plan, Brother and Sister Julius...
By Carmen M. Woodson-Wray, Gary Crusader When a young lady is in need of a dress to wear to her prom there is a place that is providing all the necessities required to make her wish come true. “Somebodies Closet...
By Carmen M. Woodson-Wray, Gary Crusader Ever since New Friendship Missionary Baptist Church’s Anointed Voices Choir recorded its CD “Longtime Coming, Legacy Fulfilled,” choir members have been traveling and performing with some of the legendary gospel artists in the country....
By Effie Rolfe Praise is contentment. Appreciating your gift of life is a beautiful and powerful expression of gratitude. To be grateful for the gift of life that God has so graciously given can be rendered as a form of praise. This is gratitude...
By Carmen M. Woodson-Wray, Gary Crusader There have been numerous studies done over the years on the effects of not just the school and family, but also the community on student achievement. The church is considered to be one of...
By Effie Rolfe, Chicago Crusader Words are like eggs; if you let go of them, you cannot get them back. This is a powerful African proverb that reminds us to pay attention to our speech, for words have a lasting...
School of Informatics and Computing faculty at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis are using a $57,000 Indiana University grant to help save a historic trove of archival documents and objects from the Bethel AME Church, Indianapolis' oldest African-American church. The church,...
Embassies of Christ Kingdom Ministries (EOC) begins their three-week series of lectures on abstinence in February. After the sessions are complete, there is a play called “True Love Waits.” The lectures are designed to help teenagers understand how important...