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...
September 30, 2017 marks the date of the Celebration of Brotherhood for the men of New Yerusalem #158 of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Illinois. Bro. Dwayne A. Smith is the Grand Master. More than 18 months...
Pastor Charles Jenkins Multi-Award winning songwriter and Inspired People recording artist Pastor Charles Jenkins just wrapped up a sold-out “Holiday Praise” Thanksgiving concert tour with Byron Cage and Destiny Child’s Michelle Williams that hit several southern cities. The voice and...
Lake Superior Court Judge Calvin D. Hawkins has been appointed interim pastor of the St. Timothy Community Church in Gary. "We are happy to announce the appointment of Judge Hawkins to serve as interim pastor of our congregation. We need...
By Erick Johnson, Chicago Crusader The shouts of amen and hallelujahs still rips through its hallowed sanctuary like it did a century ago. West Point Missionary Baptist Church, with its soul-stirring choir and enduring legacy, is 100 years old and...
By Carmen M. Woodson-Wray, Gary Crusader Through 12 pastors, two locations and three name changes St. Timothy Community Church has been an icon in the City of Gary for 90 years. Its longevity is being recognized with several months of...
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 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...
Award-winning gospel superstar and producer Fred Hammond releases his much-anticipated new album Worship Journal Live September 30th on RCA Inspiration. Recorded live from Houston, the 12 track album delivers an exquisite blend of all-new songs handpicked from Hammond’s soul.  ...