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  JB Pritzker has come a long way to earn the Crusader’s endorsement as the next governor of Illinois. His running mate, state Rep. Juliana Stratton is the perfect choice for a candidate who seeks to serve low-income neighborhoods where incumbent Bruce Rauner has failed miserably in the last four...
Beyond the Rhetoric By Harry C. Alford & Kay DeBow President George H.W. Bush has died after 94 years of a vibrant life. There is one thing that we must all admit: He served this country every second of his long life. When World War II began with the attack...
Dr. Conrad Worrill, Chicago Crusader Until recently, there had been a scholarly debate among European intellectuals, as well as some Blacks, on what they referred to as the peopling of ancient Egypt. What this question really posed was, “Who were the ancient Egyptians?” Were they Black, white, mulatto, etc.? This issue...
Beyond the Rhetoric By Harry C. Alford The Obama Administration was taking form. Our new Attorney General Eric Holder was instantly mired in scandal with the Fast and Furious debacle. Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State seemed rather tame but that was just the quiet before the storm. One afternoon Minyon...
By Oscar H. Blayton Most people of color can point to at least one moment when they realize that popular culture in America distorts the reality of their history and existence. The most memorable experience for me was when I was in the sixth-grade in my segregated public school in Virginia. ...
Research center needed urgently to address Trans-Generational Epigenetic Injury  By Kamm Howard Transgenerational Epigenetics is a new field of science, about 15 years old, that examines how cataclysmic occurrences can alter a portion of the gene, and how that altered expression is passed down generationally. This was first examined in trying to...

WHY THEY OWE US!

By Dr. Conrad Worrill, Chicago Crusader Day-by-day, African people in America are becoming more familiar with the concept of reparations and what it means to our continued struggle in America for self-determination, liberation, independence, and freedom. Therefore, we must be clear that reparations means “repair” for the damages inflicted on...
Dr. Conrad Worrill, Chicago Crusader Each August that we celebrate Marcus Garvey’s birthday, we should revisit his contributions and study the works of this great African hero. Marcus Garvey left a rich historical legacy for us to study and utilize in our continued quest for independence and liberation as a...
By Charlene Crowell A bill signed on November 1 by President Donald Trump sealed an unfortunate fate for consumers seeking financial justice. By signing H.J. Res. 111, both the President and Congress have together knocked down consumer protections to favor financial businesses and corporations. In Washington-speak, it’s about a rule that...
24 years later, Octavius Morris signs second affidavit saying cop forced her to lie convict Roosevelt Myles, who has been in prison for nearly 27 years By Erick Johnson Two sworn affidavits. One eyewitness. One fatal shooting and one false conviction. It’s a story that, for decades, has failed to add...