A former employee of Leavitt Tube and Metal Company on Chicago’s South Side for 30 years, Hardie Luckett, Jr. died. He was 65 years old. Luckett, who was an active union member and devoted family man, received his formal education...
By Effie Rolfe, Chicago Crusader Speak it into the Atmosphere—your words have so much power. Life and death is in the power of your tongue (Proverbs 18:21). The sooner we realize that life doesn’t just happen, but is a direct...
By Effie Rolfe, Chicago Crusader What’s Your Calling? After all these years of speaking, writing and being in the broadcast industry, I still find myself asking God—am I really doing your will? It seems when I ask—a sudden desire to fulfill my purpose and...
The New Friendship Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate the 5th Pastoral Appreciation of their minister and first lady Rev. Royce F. Thompson Sr. Wednesday, April 20 and Sunday, April 24 with the theme “Climbing to Higher Heights” and scripture...
By Effie Rolfe, Chicago Crusader Done is better than perfection. As we embrace the second quarter of this year, one of the things we must immediately begin to do differently is to stop waiting for the ‘ideal time.’ It does not exist! So often,...
St. Mark A.M.E. Zion Church, of East Chicago, IN continues the yearlong centennial celebration of 100 years of service to the Northwest Indiana community with culminating events embracing this year’s theme, Worship, Word and Witness. A full month of...
By Effie Rolfe, Chicago Crusader Do you remember…? What a great feeling of accomplishment it will be to one day reflect over your life and have memories of a life fulfilled. What amazing joy and sigh of relief to truly know...
By Effie Rolfe, Chicago Crusader But by the grace of God—there go I. Grace is unmerited favor, generosity, benevolence, another chance and an underserving gift from God to mankind. The great part is we do nothing to obtain this. Simply put, no one deserved this generosity and kindness from a loving merciful God. Too...
By Effie Rolfe, Chicago Crusader The Love of Christ. “For God so loved the world that He gave His Only Begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”(John 3:16) Because of the cross, I...
Archbishop Blase J. Cupich will observe Holy Week and the Paschal Triduum with liturgical celebrations at Holy Name Cathedral and around the Archdiocese. He will celebrate Easter Sunday Mass, commemorating the Resurrection of the Lord, on March 27, at...