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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For Karen Land, the annual Day of Caring is more than just a day to get out of the office.
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.
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.
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.
Region clergy and community leaders are calling for local public works projects to employ Northwest Indiana residents.
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.
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 …
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…
National Urban League President Marc Morial, left, chats with NIPSCO manager of public relations Mike Suggs at an Urban League luncheon held in Merrillville.
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