Pastor Odether Bady Sr. was born on May 11, 1939 the fifth of 14 children, in the Delta in Mississippi. He came to Chicago at the age of 18, along with his brother George during the Great Migration—one of...
Dr. Manford Byrd a longtime Chicago Public Schools administrator died January 17, 2021, in Chicago. He was 93. Born May 29, 1928 in Brewton, Alabama, he attended high school at Southern Normal High School in Brewton and was recruited to...
True talent can’t be purchased or manufactured, because it comes from above. Music artists are in a unique position to influence others with mere words alone and Gary based Gospel rapper Michael “Butta The Preacher” Watson is using his...
The Archdiocese of Chicago Distributed the Attached Letter Today to The Faith Community of Saint Sabina and Saint Sabina Academy Community. Parishioners ask for prayers, patience and privacy at this time. Jan. 5, 2021 Dear Members of the Faith Community of...
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Melvin D. Ward of Gary made his transition on Christmas Day, 2020. Born January 19, 1940, he was 80 years old. Ward was a graduate of Roosevelt High School, class of 1957. He and his wife Irma Jean had two children,...

Managing Your Grief

By Dr. Arnold Hoskins, M.Th., D.Mgt. Since COVID-19, death and dying have become more and more the center and subject of our daily lives. Even with all the global wars and genocides and famines, death has never been more prevalent...
Louis Charles Rogers, affectionately known as “Chuck,” was a life-long resident of Gary, Indiana who will be remembered for his outgoing personality and desire to help others in the community he loved. Rogers was born on July 9, 1933 in...
The singer and preacher was known for the gospel song "Something About the Name Jesus." By Brooklyn White, ESSENCE Ohio’s Bishop Rance Allen, a minister and singer widely known for the gospel hit “Something About the Name Jesus,” has passed away....
Virglee Feazell, a longtime Chicago resident passed suddenly at her Southside home the morning of October 2. She was 90. Services for the neighborhood activist were held at Rayner Funeral Home on October 10. Feazell had lived in Chicago since...