Bishop Larry Trotter, Dr. Byron Brazier and Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White led a very energetic group of Cook County ministers as they boldly proclaimed their undying support for Justice Nathaniel Howse in his quest for the Illinois...
Barbara Kensey, a veteran publicist, world traveler and cultural maven who introduced thousands of tourists to Black Chicago, died Saturday at Holy Cross Hospital. She was 71. A tribute to Kensey’s life will be held at 5:30 on Friday, May...
By Dr. Carlton P. Byrd, Speaker/Director The Lord abundantly blessed us in our 2019 Fall Revival at the DuPont Park Church in Washington, DC with 53 baptisms this past Saturday, October 19!  The good news is there are additional baptisms forthcoming!  Praise...
By Carmen M. Woodson-Wray, Gary Crusader During the great migration period for people of color from the South to the North, the church was one of the institutions important to the continued advancement of people of color. Its purpose was...
By Effie Rolfe Doing is better! My beloved Mom, W.D Rolfe always reminded me that the things I say I am going to do are good. However, to actually do those things is far better. To quote her exact words,...
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...
Liberty Baptist Church of Chicago celebrated its 99th anniversary on Sunday, October 20. The celebration, which culminated during morning worship service, included a powerful message delivered by H. D. Cockerham, B.Th., D.D., Pastor Emeritus of Zion Missionary Baptist Church...
Jonathan Portis will sponsor and host “An Evening of Gospel” at the Glen Theater, 20 West Ridge Road, on Friday, October 20 at 7 p.m. The concert will feature four-time Grammy Award-winning singer, musician, and songwriter, Karen Clark Sheard....
The celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Day hosted by the city of Gary was different this year. As spirit filled as always, this year, the service on January 21 was held at the New Mt. Moriah Baptist...
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...