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He’s from Englewood, but election data shows nearly 60 percent of voters in Chicago’s 18 Black wards voted for three non-Black opponents instead of the former Cook County Commissioner By Erick Johnson The email came at 8:22 p.m. on March 17.  By that time, Richard Boykin was trailing in third place...
Crusader Staff Report Future Ties, the after school program at Parkway Gardens started by Chicago Police Officer Jennifer Maddox in 2012, will host a free barbeque that will serve Thanksgiving meals to 1,000 people. The dinner will be served from 6 p.m. to 8.p.m on Tuesday, November 19 at Parkway Garden...
NBC 5 Chicago Cook County's circuit judges on Thursday re-elected Chief Judge Timothy Evans to oversee one of the largest unified court systems in the world. The vote was 143-102. Evans, who beat out challenger Lorna Propes by 41 votes, had been seeking a seventh three-year term in office. He was...
By Santura Pegram Whether you’re a fan of rap music or not. Someone who hails from urban America, rural America or suburbia. Regardless of whether your ethnic background often unfairly restricts you to being deemed less worthy (and less human) due to being someone with a darker skin pigmentation, or...
Dear Crusader Editor I do not often feel inclined to write regarding media issues, but after listening all week to the media regarding the Jussie Smollett case, I knew it was time to make my views known. The outrage and righteous indignation that the white public feels about the Jussie Smollett case pales...
By Conrad Worrill As we enter a New Kwanzaa Season, we must remind ourselves of the continued challenges that we face. The fundamental issue that Africans in America must face is centered around the continued assault by the systems of racism and white supremacy that keep us in bondage, servitude,...
Judge next week will decide whether to throw out murder conviction Crusader Staff Report A Cook County judge next week will decide whether to throw out the conviction of Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke, whose attorneys say did not receive a fair trial when he was found guilty of second-degree...
THE ORIGIN AND DEVELOPMENT OF ELECTING CHICAGO’S FIRST AFRICAN AMERICAN MAYOR This is part four of the five part seres on the origin and development of electing Chicago’s first African American mayor. In this political climate in America, it is important to remind African Americans in this country, and particularly in...
THE ORIGIN AND DEVELOPMENT OF ELECTING CHICAGO’S FIRST AFRICAN AMERICAN MAYOR This is part three of the five part seres on the origin and development of electing Chicago’s first African American mayor. In this political climate in America, it is important to remind African Americans in this country, and particularly in...
THE ORIGIN AND DEVELOPMENT OF ELECTING CHICAGO’S FIRST AFRICAN AMERICAN MAYOR This is part two of the five part series on the origin and development of electing Chicago’s first African American mayor. In this political climate in America, it is important to remind African Americans in this country, and particularly in...