James A. Raplin, was a political activist, formerly of Cleveland, Ohio. He died May 30, 2017 at the Symphony of South Shore Facility in Chicago, where he was a resident for two and a half years. Raplin was well known...
By Effie Rolfe, Chicago Crusader Words are like eggs; if you let go of them, you cannot get them back. This is a powerful African proverb that reminds us to pay attention to our speech, for words have a lasting...
The School of Theology and Ministry at Indiana Wesleyan University is offering a new online course, titled New Testament Survey, for high school juniors and seniors seeking to obtain college credit. The three-credit course will start on Jan. 8,...
By Effie Rolfe Letting God Be. None of us can pretend to understand all of God’s decisions, or how He arrives at them. Why is His strength made perfect in weakness? Why does He allow suffering in the world? Why...
By A.L. Smith During 2019, an ecumenical bedrock institution celebrates its 101st year of spiritual service to Chicago’s historic south side Bronzeville community. Within the next couple of weeks, people of faith from across the Chicago will gather to witness...
By Cash Michaels of The Wilmington Journal In an exclusive interview, Dr. William J. Barber, II, currently president of Repairers of the Breach, a nonpartisan, nonprofit social advocacy group, has confirmed that he and a delegation of “moral, workers' rights,...
By Effie Rolfe Letting God Be (Part 2). This week we continue with ‘letting go and letting God be’ exactly who He is—Sovereign. Pastor Calvin Robinson’s conversation continues on how to pray, the power of praying and praying God’s word regarding...
One of northwest Indiana’s stalwart union leaders has passed. Lorenzo Crowell, Jr. who for years fought for and represented health care workers in multiple Midwestern states passed on Friday, May 10. For more than a year, he struggled with...
Jonathan Portis will sponsor and host “An Evening of Gospel Quartets” at the Glen Theater, 20 West Ridge Road, on Saturday, July 29 at 6 p.m. The concert will feature the dynamic quartet group, the Douglas Singers. Also on...
By Effie Rolfe, Chicago Crusader Become comfortable with being uncomfortable. Recently, my sister shared a weekly lesson from the Curves fitness club’s member guide about embracing change. The first three words of the lesson are ‘change is difficult’. We all know...