By Effie Rolfe               Do is the Best. That was one of my mother’s favorite quotes when I would try to convince her that I was going to complete a task. It was like yesterday when I would say, “Moma...
By Dezimon Alicea, Gary Crusader Churches have been a major part of Gary, Indiana for decades. The Black church and the culture that comes with it is as much a part of Gary as the Steel Mills. This is a...
By Bonnie DeShong I have always loved the Easter holidays. From saying my “Easter Piece” in Sunday school, to tearing into my Easter basket complete with colored hard boiled eggs and chocolate bunny rabbits. A few years ago I was a...
The public is invited to spend an afternoon with The Voices of Carter. This is the premium choir of the Carter Memorial C.M.E. Church, which will present its Annual Fall Concert, “Your Blessing Is On The Way!” on Sunday,...
By Effie Rolfe Honoring the Sanctity of Life. Sadly, I recently heard a minister say ‘we have gotten to where we treat humans like animals and animals like humans.’ My thoughts exactly! I don’t believe he could have ever articulated...
In observance of the 8th anniversary of the Glen, The African American Achievers Youth Corps, Inc. will host its 9th Annual “Kings of Gospel” Concert on Saturday, October 8 at 7 p.m. in the Glen, 20 West Ridge Road...
By Carmen M. Woodson-Wray, Gary Crusader A friend of Rev. John Jackson, pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ, asked him if he would consider hosting a Real Men Cook event at the church on Father’s Day Sunday. He told...
By Effie Rolfe, Chicago Crusader A haircut gone bad. Remember when you were younger and came home crying because you didn’t like the way the barber or beautician cut your hair? A woman in California apparently didn’t take heed to what momma’...
The combined ministries of Sixth Grace Presbyterian Church, pastored by Reverend Dr. David B. Thornton, at 600 East 35th Street, will host “It’s a Family Affair” on Saturday, June 22, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. The Special Events,...
Mary Louise Smith-Brown passed away Tuesday, October 18, 2016. She was 94 years old. Born July 9, 1922 in Gary, Indiana, Mary Louise Smith-Brown lived her entire life in Gary, Indiana. She graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1940. Affectionately...