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Sharpton says Gary needs Civil Rights Hall of Fame

By David Denson, Gary Crusader Civil Rights activist Reverend Al Sharpton says participating in the 1972 National Black Political Convention was a life changing event. The...

Lake County Convention Center study released

A new convention center in Lake County would inject nearly $400 million into the local economy over the next 20 years, according to a...

City moves to sell Genesis Center

By Stephanie Gadlin, Special to the Gary Crusader The Genesis Convention Center, the largest venue in Northwest Indiana, moved closer toward privatization after the Gary...

NAACP calls on Gary for community engagement in action

By Erick Johnson, Gary Crusader With race relations and civil rights issues boiling in America, the Gary chapter of the NAACP is calling on residents...

Want to buy the Genesis Center?

Gary takes steps to sell aging facility someday Crusader Staff Report For sale: Large facility with event rooms, basketball courts, and convention area large enough for...

Future of convention center uncertain as leaders discuss financial woes

By Erick Johnson, Gary Crusader It was once a proud symbol of Black achievement that ushered in a new era in Gary’s history. For decades, the...

Leaders discuss building a new convention center

Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson is weighing into discussions about building a new convention center in Lake County. With the announcement of the closing of the Star...

CAUGHT ON VIDEO

By Erick Johnson, Gary Crusader The first question set off a heated two-hour candid conversation on race and policing. A lot of it was captured...

National Political Convention fast approaching

Gary Crusader staff report       The celebration of the historic 1972 Black Political Convention in Gary will be held June 9-12 at the Genesis Convention...

Mayor chairs Crusader’s 55th Gala

Gary Crusader staff report Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson is the chairperson of the Gary Crusader’s 55th Anniversary Gary. The gala will be held on June 3 at...