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Mentoring Students: NIPSCO program helps prepare students for future

Mentoring Students: NIPSCO program helps prepare students for future

Brandi Sims just graduated from Merrillville High School this spring, but already has a plan for the next few years of her life mapped out.

August 11, 2014 12:47 pm
The Inclusion Initiative: The Times Media Company's 7th Annual Diversity Job Fair and Business Symposium

The Inclusion Initiative: The Times Media Company's 7th Annual Diversity Job Fair and Business Symposium

The Times Media Company’s annual Diversity Job Fair and Business Symposium celebrates its seventh year of highlighting diversity awareness and the network of resources available in the Calumet and Northwest Indiana region. The event this year takes place at Avalon Manor in Merrillville on June 25.

June 22, 2014 5:37 pm Photos

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Diversity and inclusion in region celebrated

Diversity and inclusion in region celebrated

HOBART │ Nearly a decade ago, Norma Williams was a struggling single mother trying to feed her three children when she started a business in which she purposely hired women in similar situations despite having no experience.

March 20, 2014 6:40 pm Photos

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EDITORIAL: Mentors can help scholars succeed

The 21st Century Scholars program aims to help low-income, at-risk children get a college education so they can break the cycle of poverty. That's easier said than done.

January 06, 2014 12:00 am
Job seekers flock to Times job fair

Job seekers flock to Times job fair

MERRILLVILLE| Valparaiso resident Michael Rider worked for the fire protection equipment company McDaniel Fire Systems for 33 years until the company suddenly shut down in October.

June 26, 2013 1:32 pm Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Minimum wage hikes mean minority unemployment

GUEST COMMENTARY: Minimum wage hikes mean minority unemployment

Urban League President Marc Morial recently announced his organization’s support for an increase in the federal minimum wage to $10.10. Though Morial believes the higher wage will assist urban areas like Gary and Chicago that his organization represents, the evidence tells a different story.

June 26, 2013 12:00 am

Financial planning workshop set for June 11

MERRILLVILLE | The ladies of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Gary Alumnae Chapter in partnership with the Urban League of Northwest Indiana, NAACP and the National Council of Negro Women will host a financial workshop June 11.

May 27, 2013 4:24 pm

Urban League seeking nominations for region leaders in diversity, inclusion

GARY | Leaders at Urban League of Northwest Indiana say they know there are businesses and organizations in the region embracing diversity and inclusion and they want others to know about it, too.

January 16, 2013 5:45 pm
Gary to offer free tax preparation assistance

Gary to offer free tax preparation assistance

GARY | City residents can potentially receive millions of dollars in earned income tax credits this tax season thanks to a partnership between the city and other entities, Gary's mayor announced Tuesday.

January 08, 2013 6:15 pm Photos

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United Way kick off Friday

United Way kick off Friday

For Karen Land, the annual Day of Caring is more than just a day to get out of the office.

May 27, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Filmmaker wants to make black history 'More Than a Month'

Filmmaker wants to make black history 'More Than a Month'

Shukree Hassan Tilghman stood in the middle of Times Square in New York, wearing a sandwich board reading "End Black History Month" on the front and "Black History is American History" on the back.

February 26, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Collaboration realigns efforts, boosts outcomes

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Collaboration realigns efforts, boosts outcomes

To collaborate or not to collaborate? That is the question. To paraphrase The Bard, I pose this question on the heels of a meeting I was in recently.

February 26, 2012 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: What's motivating Buncich's criticism?

While the spotlight on former Lake County Sheriff Roy Dominquez's stewardship during his eight years in office seems justified, someone might question why current Sheriff John Buncich is leading the criticism.  

July 19, 2011 12:00 am

Coalition calling for local hiring on public works projects

Region clergy and community leaders are calling for local public works projects to employ Northwest Indiana residents.

June 29, 2011 3:45 pm
Urban League honors students

Urban League honors students

Urban League President and CEO Vanessa Allen, right, chats with East Chicago Central students Shanice Landrum, from left, Jamarice Blevins and Adriana Guevara following at the Urban League's 15th annual Youth Recognition Awards Luncheon in Merrillville.

April 29, 2011 8:34 pm
Urban League leader: Jobs key to rebuilding America, urban centers

Urban League leader: Jobs key to rebuilding America, urban centers

National Urban League President Marc Morial, right, chats with the Rev. Emmanuel J. Vaughn on Friday from the First A.M.E. Church in Gary at an Urban League luncheon held in Merrillville. Morial spoke about the importance of job creation and improvements in education to help America and its …

February 25, 2011 7:50 pm
Urban League leader: Jobs key to rebuilding America, urban centers

Urban League leader: Jobs key to rebuilding America, urban centers

National Urban League President Marc Morial, left, chats Friday with 50-year member the Rev. Carrell Cargle at an Urban League luncheon held in Merrillville. Morial pointed to infrastructure improvements planned at the Gary/Chicago International Airport and along the lakefront as positive st…

February 25, 2011 7:50 pm
Urban League leader: Jobs key to rebuilding America, urban centers

Urban League leader: Jobs key to rebuilding America, urban centers

National Urban League President Marc Morial, left, chats with NIPSCO manager of public relations Mike Suggs at an Urban League luncheon held in Merrillville.

February 25, 2011 7:50 pm
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