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By Soul Music Bonnie Pointer, one of the famed Pointer Sisters, has died at 69. "It is with great sadness that I have to announce to the fans of the Pointer Sisters that my sister Bonnie died this morning,” said Anita Pointer of her sister Patricia, known as Bonnie. “Our family is devastated. On behalf...
Dear Readers, More than 600 people have donated to our Chicago Independent Media Alliance (CIMA) campaign to #SaveChicagoMedia. We are only $5,000 away from our individual donation goal. And we are fortunate that $60,000 in donations will to be matched by generous local foundations. Can you help us end this campaign...
By Annette Gibbs, Public Relations Manager, Walt Disney World Resort During the quarantine, Disney has launched #DisneyMagicMoments on the Disney Parks Blog to share stories that stir the imagination, inspire the heart and provide some fun. For Mother’s Day, Walt Disney World has featured the stories of two Disney Dreamers Academy...
By Erick Johnson Roosevelt Myles, the wrongfully-convicted man whose story has been reported by the Crusader, will be featured in a documentary at 9 p.m. Tuesday on Investigative Discovery on the Discovery channel. Viewers can see the documentary ”Reasonable Doubt” for free by downloading the app ID GO from investigationdiscovery.com. Myles has been...
By J. Coyden Palmer Muhammad Ali had Joe Frazier. Tiger Woods had Phil Mickelson. Michael Jordan had, well the entire Detroit Pistons “Bad Boy” teams. It’s a fact rivals bring out both the best and worst in each other. The much-anticipated Netflix movie “Self-Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J....
Who was Annie Malone? EDITOR'S NOTE: In light of Netflix's new series, "Self Made" about Madam C.J. Walker, many readers are discovering the Crusader's 2018 story on her real-life rival Annie Malone, known as "Addie Munroe" in the Netflix series. For decades, many believed that Madam C.J. Walker was America’s first...
“We send a very clear message to people of color that you’re not welcome here,” he said as he accepted the Best Actor award in London for “Joker.” By Mary Papenfuss, Huffington Post Actor Joaquin Phoenix gratefully accepted his Best Actor award from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts...
Recently, CLEO TV brought their groundbreaking, signature series “Cleo Speaks” to The Promontory in Chicago with special guest influencers and business owners Miko Branch, Shelah Marie, Afrobella and Signed Blake. “Cleo Speaks” highlights the personal stories and voices of influential women of color. The series has showcased a variety...
THE CHICAGO WEST Community Music Center Orchestra will hold its annual holiday concert on Sunday, December 15, at 3:00 p.m. at the Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N. Central Park Ave. in Chicago. CWCMC Orchestra will be joined by staff, students and special guests as they perform favorite classical, jazz and...
By Aleia Woods, NewsOne Ava DuVernay’s “When They See Us” was undoubtedly the talk of many households and the reason for many spiraling emotions. The four-part Netflix series evoked pain, grief, frustration and more, as viewers witnessed an unadulterated depiction of what led to the wrongful conviction of five Harlem...