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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....
Crusader staff report Remember Oprah Winfrey’s splashy Legends Ball in 2005, where she serenaded and splurged on many of America’s Black female achievers? It was a grand affair where Oprah vowed to honor Black female icons while their still alive rather than when their gone. Black women across the country are...
By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, M.S.J., Chicago Crusader In 2008, I saw a movie at the Chicago International Film Festival called “Medicine for Melancholy,” which was an independent film by writer-director Barry Jenkins. It was a great film about a Black couple’s relationship that begins from a one-night stand. That film...
Crusader staff report WVON 1690-AM, Chicago’s iconic Black news/talk radio station, is moving its headquarters from Chatham to the South Loop by the end of the year, Parent Company Midway Broadcasting announced on October 2. Midway will move WVON’s studios and offices to 800 South Wells Street at River City, a...
By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, M.S.J. As they say, the show must go on. And for the 13th year, Walt Disney World Resort (WDW) is hosting 100 students from across the country to empower youth to Be 100 and make their dreams come true as part of the Disney Dreamers Academy...
By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, M.S.J., Chicago Crusader Disney and Marvel Studios came together to work some magic over a weekend in Chicago that was just as magical due to the unseasonably warm temperatures. “Doctor Strange” was poised to rake in more than $85 million on its first weekend of domestic...
By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, M.S.J. “We offer ourselves up as service to the people. He didn’t pass away, he was assassinated.”---Cultural Expert Chairman Fred Hampton, Jr. In early 1989, William O’Neal participated in a taping for the civil rights television series “Eyes on the Prize II." During the episode, O’Neal...

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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...
Chicago action-thriller with Viola Davis expected to draw big crowds Crusader Staff Report The long wait is finally over. “Widows,” a Chicago action-thriller that includes scenes at Parkway Gardens and Daley’s restaurant in Woodlawn, will open this weekend in local theaters in Chicago. Anticipation has been building since film critics on the popular...