The cause for beatification and canonization of The Servant of God Reverend Augustus Tolton, the first African-American to be ordained a Roman Catholic priest for the United States, continues to advance with the approval of the theological consultants of...
By Sgt. Robert L. Buggs Gary native, Quentin P. Smith, soars to new heights as the recipient of the nation's highest civilian award, the Congressional Medal of Honor. The flags that flew high above the Adam Benjamin Jr. Veterans Out­patient...
By Reverend Paul Jakes, Jr. This article is written specifically to anyone who is of the age to vote, regardless of the generation that you are born or even your race. But today, as an African American pastor and grassroot...
Jonathan Portis will sponsor and host “An Evening of Gospel” at the Glen Theater, 20 West Ridge Road, on Saturday, May 27 at 5 p.m. The concert will feature Diane Williams, Stellar Gospel Award Winner known for “Jesus Can...
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,...
By Effie Rolfe A Day of Giving Thanks. Give Thanks with a Grateful heart. Obviously, it’s possible to give thanks without heartfelt gratitude. I immediately thought of the fast approaching  Thanksgiving Holiday as I listened  to lyrics of this song “Give thanks with a grateful heart, Give thanks to the Holy...
Listen. God is speaking. Where are you being called? The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, want to guide you toward deeper contemplative listening during a free weekend retreat on Nov. 18-20, 2016. The retreat is for single, Catholic women...
The One Church One School Partnership hosted the expansion of their first Northwest Indiana partnership that includes several cities in the region. The Northwest Indiana Planning Session that brought together faith-based leaders was held Saturday, March 24 at Christ...
By Carmen M. Woodson-Wray, Chicago Crusader The 20-member organization of Christians, Jews and Muslims voted to elect Rev. Dr. David Neville the 2017 president of the Interfaith Clergy Council of Gary and Vicinity. Rev. Neville, the pastor of Unity A.M.E. Zion...
“Save our Souls” —  strengthen our families, and rebuild our communities. Churches, pastors, ministers and those who speak for the evangelistic community are being called out to “do something” about the plight of the community, especially for young people. This...