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, Chicago Crusader The 20-member organization of Christians, Jews and Muslims voted to elect Rev. Dr. David Neville the 2017 president of the Interfaith Clergy Council of Gary and Vicinity. Rev. Neville, the pastor of Unity A.M.E. Zion...
Social justice advocate and wife of noted civil rights activist Edwin C. “Bill” Berry Betsy G. Berry of Michigan City, Indiana peacefully passed away on April 26, 2019, at the age of 99. She spent an impressive lifetime dedicated to promoting...
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...
Love Feast Church of God In Christ will host their version of the family friendly game show they have entitled “Church Family Feud” in the sanitary banquet hall on Saturday, November 5 beginning at 1 p.m. Modeled after the television...
By Carmen M. Woodson-Wray, Gary Crusader A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Saturday, April 30 for the grand opening of Gospel City Christian Entertainment Center, Gary’s first Christian center located in the Glen Park section of Broadway. A family-owned business, Gospel...
In anticipation of the upcoming 33rd Chicago Gospel Music Festival June 1-2, the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) recented announced the ChicagoMade Gospel Music Artists & Repertoire (A&R) Auditions on Saturday, March 10, 6–9 p.m.,...
By Effie Rolfe Letting God Be. None of us can pretend to understand all of God’s decisions, or how He arrives at them. Why is His strength made perfect in weakness? Why does He allow suffering in the world? Why...
Dr. Warrick L. Carter, music educator, composer, performer, executive and college president, passed at the age of 75 at his residence in Sanford, Florida on July 15 after a brief illness. Warrick L. Carter was born on May 6, 1942...
By Carmen M. Woodson-Wray, Gary Crusader When a young lady is in need of a dress to wear to her prom there is a place that is providing all the necessities required to make her wish come true. “Somebodies Closet...