Louis “Uncle Buddy” Malcolm was born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas on October 18, 1930 to Charles and Mabel Topps Malcolm. He attended Saint Peter’s Catholic School in Pine Bluff. He started his career in Chicago in 1951 at R.R....
By Carmen M. Woodson-Wray, Gary Crusader For millennials staying on a job until retirement is unheard of now because the average time they spend at one job is 4.6 years, according to data available from the Bureau of Labor Statistics....
By Effie Rolfe Life is like a vapor. Once you get started—it may be hard to stop, but then you turn around and you’re dead. The brevity of life never ceases to amaze me. James 4:14 emphasizes, “…For what is your life?...
Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) Commissioner Timothy Bradford passed away on December 1, 2017. He was elected to the MWRD Board of Commissioners in 2014 and served as Chairman of the Ethics and Federal Legislation Committees,...
The Gary Redevelopment Commission (GRC), in partnership with the Legacy Foundation, is soliciting qualifications from emerging and established artists for the 2018 City Church Art Competition (CCAC). Funding for the CCAC is sourced from the GRC’s winning proposal to...
State Rep. Vernon G. Smith (D-Gary) recently announced the gospel groups and soloists who will perform at the New Shiloh Baptist Church, 1727 W. 15th Ave., in Gary. The musical groups include CeCe & Company, the Johnson Family, Whosoever...
By Carmen M. Woodson-Wray, Gary Crusader Anna Black celebrated a special day on March 12. She along with close to 30 to 40 members of her family and friends joined her at St. John Baptist Church as she celebrated her...
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...
Funeral Services for James C. (Ricky) Smith, formerly of Chicago, are to be held Saturday, July 9 at the Evergreen Missionary Baptist Church in Flint, Michigan. Rocky was born on July 23, 1953 to the union of Lonnie Smith and...
By Effie Rolfe Signs of the Time—are all around us. This is also the title of one of my favorite gospel artist, Yolanda Adams’ song from back in the day that was love at first sound because of its powerful...