50 YEARS AND CCICS

By Dr. Conrad Worrill, Chicago Crusader The Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies (CCICS) was established on September 8, 1966 during the early years of Northeastern Illinois University, which was founded in 1963. Dr. Donald Smith, one of the few Black professors and the first Director of the Center, provided the...
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...

The Chatterbox

By Ima Gontellit, Chicago Crusader HA, HA, HA! Ima be wishing all yawl nosey people a Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanzaa and a gossipy new year! Remember to renew your subscriptions to the Crusader newspapers and be sure to tune in to what the Chatterbox has to say in the coming days....
By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson deserves high props. The young man used his activism as a platform to run for Mayor of Baltimore, and he placed better than expected in the April 26 election. Initially projected to get just one percent of the votes,...
By George E. Curry, Media Columnist  Since former half-term Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin erupted on the national scene by telling everyone she could see Russia from her perch in Alaska, she has been lecturing everyone about accepting responsibility. For example, speaking to Tea Party supporters in Nashville in 2010, Palin said, “My...
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...

TOO LATE TO ASK?

By Julianne Malveaux The day after 52 percent of the people who voted that Britain should leave the European Union, Google was deluged with questions. The most common – what is the European Union? That suggests that the people who voted to leave the European Union didn’t even know what...
By George E. Curry, Media Columnist  Most racial, ethnic, religious, and political groups in the United States vote for people who appear to represent their best interests. Yet, when African Americans do the same thing, many people seem surprised - including some Blacks. Blacks realize what is at stake in this election...
Our great historian and departed ancestor, Dr. John Henrik Clarke described in his classic book, Notes for an African World Revolution that, “The idea of uniting all Africa had its greatest development early in this century.” In this context, Reparations for African people will never die. Dr. Clarke wrote...
Beyond the Rhetoric By Harry C. Alford & Kay DeBow Bernie Sanders just won’t go away. He stays in the political limelight no matter who wins the presidency or which party, Democrat or Republican controls Congress. He is a declared Independent, yet he caucuses with the Democrats. Confusing? Yes, indeed it...