The public is invited to hear how ministry and business leaders are using inspired outreach, innovative business ideas and their faith, to reshape the culture in their cities and industries at the 2017 Missions and Marketplace Conference (MM2017). The...
Crusader Staff Report Hal Baskin, who became a community activist in Englewood after turning his life around as a former gang member, has died. He was 66. The Cook County medical examiner pronounced Baskin dead Friday morning at his home in...
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...
By Carmen M. Woodson-Wray, Gary Crusader Cherrie White has done any and everything she wanted to do throughout her 103 years of living and is still going strong. White, who is the mother of three children, recently celebrated her birth- day...
Still youthful, though well into his seventies, the dynamic Chicago Public Schools legendary Social Science Teacher, Richard Pringle, died June 17, 2017. “I got the call last week from his life-long family friend, Janice Washington Taylor,” said Beverly Normand, retired...
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, Gary Crusader Although the students at Spirit of God Accelerated School didn’t find out about the Association of Christian Schools International (ASCI) Northern Region Spelling Bee until a month before the competition, they still prepared for...
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 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...
Third Baptist Church of Chicago’s Rev. Dr. Ragland retires During a Sunday morning service in May of 2018, the Reverend Dr. Alan Vincent Ragland announced to his congregation at Third Baptist Church of Chicago (1551 West 95th Street) that he was...