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...
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 pastor of Apostolic Faith Church, Bishop Horace E. Smith, M.D., his wife, Susan Davenport Smith, and their family were joined by thousands of church members, their guests, other church clergy and national, state and local dignitaries as they...
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...
Tiffany Ceaser is a 16-year-old senior at Calumet Christian School in Griffith, Indiana on a mission. She wants to earn one of the highest recognition a girl scout can attain—a Gold Award. She reached the Ambassador Level in the Girl...
The Rev. Regan Robinson, MBA, Pastor of St. John Baptist Church will deliver the keynote address at the upcoming “Remembrance Tribute: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 50 Years Later” to be held at First Baptist Church, 626 West 21st...
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.,...
By Louise Scott, Gary Crusader Although Unity Baptist Church is only eight years old, it has been able to purchase a building and pay off its mortgage in a short amount of time. The Unity church pastor and congregation now...
By Dezimon Alicea, Gary Crusader Entrepreneurship is a growing trend in the Northwest Indiana area. I have done several articles on people who find the inspiration to begin or grow their businesses. According to Small Business Advocacy.gov, there are a...
The African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church’s first elected female bishop, Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie, and Stellar award-winning artist Kurt Carr & The Kurt Carr Singers, will headline the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc.’s (CBCF) Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) Prayer...