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In this episode of “Meet The Black Press,” NNPA Podcast host Lauren Poteat talks to Dorothy Leavell, the publisher of the Crusader newspapers in Chicago and Gary, Ind., about the importance of the Black Press.
By 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...
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...

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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...
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. ...
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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...
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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...
Mayor Lightfoot promised a “Marshall Plan” for the beleaguered west and south sides of Chicago. Her promises were made before the pandemic and now that many of the residents of the south and west sides are even deeper in debt, further behind in mortgages and bills and facing eviction,...
I once asked the first African American billionaire, Reginald F. Lewis, what single word best defined the most determinative factor that led to his monumental financial success? Mr. Lewis answered, “Preparation.” To accept or to meet the challenges of life, one must first be prepared. Attaining a quality education is...