Article Revels that Schiavocampo was Fired for leading Diversity Efforts A published article June 13, 2020 in The Huffington Post reveals for the first time why leading news correspondent Mara Schiavocampo abruptly stopped appearing on GMA in 2017.  According to the report, Schiavocampo was fired in retaliation for leading...
On June 5, 2020, the United States Department of Labor notified the Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) that Indiana has triggered “on” Extended Benefits (EB). The EB program provides federal reimbursement to the state for up to an additional 13 weeks of unemployment insurance benefits. EB took effect...
Crusader staff report WVON 1690-AM, Chicago’s iconic Black news/talk radio station, is moving its headquarters from Chatham to the South Loop by the end of the year, Parent Company Midway Broadcasting announced on October 2. Midway will move WVON’s studios and offices to 800 South Wells Street at River City, a...
By Crusader Staff Reporter The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting every walk of life—both globally and within the United States. As a result, in Cook County, lives have been lost and families have been gravely affected, not only by the pain associated with losing a loved one, but on the economic...

Don’t buy a BMW

By Freddie Allen (Editor-In-Chief, NNPA Newswire) Reverend Jesse Jackson, Sr., the founder of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, called for a “full-scale” boycott of BMW, the German automaker, for refusing to reply to the survey for the group’s annual diversity scorecard. Not only did BMW refuse to complete the survey, the German...
By Michelle Bass, Gary Crusader Walking into J's Breakfast Club during its grand opening on Thursday, June 1, you could feel the energy as cooks and waitresses hurried about taking orders and preparing meals at the newest local eatery in Gary's Glen Park neighborhood. The restaurant is located across the...
Northern Indiana Public Service Company LLC (NIPSCO), a Ni-Source Inc., (NYSE: NI) company, announced  the selection of Jennifer V. Montague as its vice president of communications and external affairs. She will report to NIPSCO President Violet Sistovaris and be based at the company’s headquarters in Merrillville, IN. In this role, Montague...
Financier Walter Clark died at the age of 90, on November 15, 2018 at St. Joseph Hospital. His passing was announced by his family. “It is with deep regret that we inform you of the passing of our beloved husband, father, and family member, Walter Clark.” Funeral Services were held Saturday,...
The Chairman of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) and Publisher of the Chicago and Gary Crusader Newspapers, Dorothy R. Leavell, was honored with the Café Mocha Radio Salute Her 2017 Media Legend Award on December 14, 2017 at the Kimpton Hotel Allegro in Chicago’s downtown. The luncheon was...
By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Much is known about many aspects of the history of the civil rights movement in America. However, the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America provided one of the least often heralded but most essential roles in the movement’s...