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Hammond Boys and Girls Club members gather around guest speaker Dr. Chandra Gill, CEO of Black-Ademically Speaking, at the recent Steak and Burger Dinner, hosted by the Boys & Girls Clubs of NWI.
On Sundays, there is something powerful going on in this place. It’s strong and electrifying, moving people out of their seats, stomping, shouting and joyfully hugging each other. There are no empty seats to be found.
During this season of giving which represents the gift of life, just a few days before Christmas, no doubt most parents had shopped for Christmas gifts for children who are now no longer with them. You can imagine the pain they felt upon learning their children’s gift of life had been taken …
After years of observing, listening, reading and evaluating, some would come to the conclusion that our government is sick. The disease causing this illness is called BAT (bashing and trashing). It's highly infectious and runs rampant during elections.
Celebrating black history was a vision of Carter G. Woodson in 1926. He is known for writing of the contributions and accomplishments of black Americans into national history.
The education of our children should be a high priority on America's agenda.
Almost all black history celebrations are designed to take us back down memory lane to relive one of the most brutal passages in America's history.
Upon learning of the gruesome murder of the McClendons in large numbers, the village people came to stare at the site of the crime. They were hurt and in disbelief that such a horrible crime had happened in their neighborhood and to people who had contributed so much to their community.
Layoffs, business closings, high gas prices and foreclosures are buzzwords of every household. The light at the end of the tunnel appears to be a mere flicker. It stands in jeopardy of burning out if we do nothing to fuel the flame.
Since closing the academic gap has been an issue for so long, one has to wonder could it be a case of the right diagnosis but the wrong remediation.
Some question the ability of Merrillville to sustain operations at the proposed $13.8 million Boys & Girls Club. So where do we go from here?
During a fruit tree's growth and development, it goes through various and necessary stages of growth. The tree farmer then reaps the benefits of his nurturing and is satisfied with the fruit it yields.
Memorial Day was officially proclaimed on May 5, 1868, by Gen. John Logan and was first observed on May 30, 1868. The purpose was to honor those who died fighting the Civil War. It was later broadened to include those who fought in any war.
Thanksgiving Day is a tradition deeply rooted in our American heritage. This day has been set aside to give special thanks for our blessings.
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