By Effie Rolfe 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 result of...
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 Congratulations to former co-worker and Radio Personality Angela Martin on her new release “You Are My God.” “I’ve been singing for years,” shared Martin, “But when I started doing radio, I didn’t sing as much. I’m gonna’...
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...
By Effie Rolfe It’s a heart thing. Man looks on the outward appearance but God looks at the heart in 1 Samuel 16:7 is a favorite scripture that has been quoted time and time again. Luke 15:11-32 is another familiar...
Tolton, the nation’s first African American priest, is among eight individuals whose heroic virtues were confirmed by Pope Francis Pope Francis advanced the Cause for Sainthood of The Servant of God Rev. Augustus Tolton and seven others on June 11,...
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 Michelle Gallardo, Channel 7 News CHICAGO (WLS) -- Churches across Chicago stepped up to help those in need this Christmas Day. It could be as simple as a hot meal served with a smile, or a gift for a child in...
By Effie Rolfe, Chicago Crusader Owning A Piece of America. As I looked at “Sag Harbor,” a programming special that aired sometime ago, it was refreshing to see a predominantly African American neighborhood considered as America’s most exclusive and historic African American...
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...