Youth are headed back to school, but the violence, inadequate educational funding, and an increasingly turbulent cultural fabric cast a shadow of doubt on the horizon. Trinity United Church of Christ is committed to making sure youth and young...
By David Denson, Gary Crusader Political and community activist Demetrius Nash passed through Gary, Indiana recently after embarking on his ‘Walk To Washington D.C.’ campaign. On Aug. 4, 2017, Nash set out on his 30-day walking journey from Chicago to the...
Affectionately known as “OB,” Olivia Banks, who was a retired Chicago Public School educator, died Saturday, January 20, 2018. She was 76 years old. As a working professional, Olivia began her career at the Chicago Board of Education, where she...
St. John Baptist Church, which is currently celebrating 100 years of service to the community this year, recently held its annual church picnic. The picnic was held July 14 at Lake Etta County Park in Gary for nearly 100...
A three-day celebration for one of Chicago's most distinguished spiritual leaders and community activists, Reverend Paul L. Jakes, will culminate on Sunday, Nov. 19 with a distinguished speaker and outstanding music. The 11:00 a.m. Sunday morning service will include a...

HALLELUJAH!

By Erick Johnson, Chicago Crusader It was once the birthplace of Gospel music before a devastating fire destroyed the historic landmark Pilgrim Baptist Church building in Bronzeville over a decade ago. Now, after years of legal battles, financial problems and calls...
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...
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.,...
Emily Just announces publication of ‘Letters from Emily.’ The journal entries from her abusive marriage were the catalyst for Emily Just’s new book, “Letters from Emily: A Christian Woman’s Journey from Abuse to Freedom with Hope—Joy—Blessing” (published by WestBow Press)....
The TUCC-Gary Financial Education Ministry is inviting the public to attend a powerful presentation on “Diversity and Dollars Structural Racism and Money” by Renaye Manley at 1:45 p.m. on April 23, 2017 at Trinity United Church of Christ –...