They Blame it on Us?

Beyond the Rhetoric By Harry C. Alford & Kay DeBow It is absolutely shocking! In Illinois, 43 percent of people who have died from the disease and 28 percent of those who have tested positive are African-Americans, a group that makes up just 15 percent of the state’s population. African-Americans, who account for a third of positive...
Crusader Staff Report David Brown was named Chicago’s new police superintendent on Wednesday, April 1, ending a three-month national search that was narrowed down to three finalists, two of whom were Black. "David Brown's track record of integrity, honor and legitimacy exemplifies what it means to be a Chicago Police Officer....
Once the social epicenter in Black Chicago, the Forum Hall is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places By Erick Johnson It looks like an abandoned, imposing grand church building from a bygone era. The red brick masonry and the handsome arched windows have captured the attention of pedestrians for...
CMAP’s Joe Szabo and National Park Service Pro join Historic Pullman Efforts – Chicago -- (February 12, 2020) -- While new housing, businesses and investments have dominated the news coming from Chicago’s Pullman neighborhood, the community is also adding to its cadre of committed and experienced leaders. Joseph Szabo, the new...
In celebration of Black History Month, the photos are from the Harsh Research Collection at Chicago Public Library and the Chicago Park District
The Auditorium Theatre’s signature production “Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah” celebrates 15 years in Chicago, and is one of the first performances to kick off the Year of Chicago Music, on January 18 and 19, 2020, in addition to a special Student Matinee performance on January 17....
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...
Three-time Olivier Award winner Alex Jennings (Netflix’s The Crown), in Chicago rehearsing for his upcoming role in the Tony Award-winning musical “The Light in the Piazza” at the Lyric Opera House Dec. 14-29, will make a special appearance at the Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the...
Talk begins at 6 p.m. this Thursday at DuSable Museum of African American History Pigment International, the Black Art Collective continues its celebration  of Black Fine Art Month with a Salon Talk entitled Chicago Black Art Movements at the DuSable Museum of African American History, a Smithsonian affiliate, this Thursday, October 10.   The Salon Talk will be held in...
The Chicago South Side Film Festival (CSSFF) brings back the celebration of the South Side of Chicago on films. The diverse films will bring together film-goers and film-makers at venues on Chicago’s South Side September 27th to October 6th. Who: The Chicago South Side Film Festival What: 3rd Annual Chicago...