By Effie Rolfe, Chicago Crusader A true friend is like a book. While the outside may be okay or not, you really don’t get the full benefit until you turn the pages and get deep into the chapters. Unfortunately, too many...
Tiffany Ceaser is a 16-year-old senior at Calumet Christian School in Griffith, Indiana on a mission. She wants to earn one of the highest recognition a girl scout can attain—a Gold Award. She reached the Ambassador Level in the Girl...
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. A few days ago, my sister, Almetta...
One of the music world’s most beloved gospel music pioneers, Ann Yancy passed away on March 12, 2018 at the age of 88. Affectionately known as “Mama Ann,” Yancy was a major and integral part of the rich history...
By Effie Rolfe, Chicago Crusader You still have value—regardless of your life’s journey and the challenges you’ve faced.  I believe that we encounter obstacles to bend us toward the direction that leads to our best self. Regardless of the numerous mistakes, God can fix your mess...
The African American Achievers Youth Corps, Inc. will host their 10th Annual “Divas of Gospel” Concert on Saturday, June 9 at 7 p.m. in the Glen, 20 West Ridge Road, in Gary. Dr. Vernon G. Smith, Board Chairman, said the...
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...
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...
Emily Just announces publication of ‘Letters from Emily.’ The journal entries from her abusive marriage were the catalyst for Emily Just’s new book, “Letters from Emily: A Christian Woman’s Journey from Abuse to Freedom with Hope—Joy—Blessing” (published by WestBow Press)....
By Effie Rolfe There’s nothing new under the sun—this is hard to believe. However, it’s an age old truth that has unbelievably withstood the test of time. Perhaps, you’ve probably said it before—heard it or even written those very words....