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City closes facility indefinitely for violating Chicago’s COVID-19 restrictions after hosting party with 200 guests By Erick Johnson Woodlawn’s historic Grand Ballroom was shut down last weekend after the city found the facility hosted a big party that included 200 guests, according to the Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer...
Pritzker urges both sides to negotiate a deal quickly during pandemic Crusader Staff report A week-old massive strike of a Chicago area nursing home company drew support from doctors and nurses as it enters its second week. The medical professionals on November 30 joined the picket line of Infinity Healthcare Management nursing...
Crusader Staff Report David Dinkins, New York City’s first and only Black mayor is being remembered as a political giant who smashed racial barriers when he was elected to lead the nation’s largest city three decades ago. Dinkins died of natural causes in his Upper East Side home in Manhattan on...
Robert Keegan's use of deadly force exists in a dark thread where Black people are routinely killed because of white fear. By Charise Frazier, NewsOne The autopsy report for a Black teen shot and killed goes directly against the account of the white man accused of murdering him after a heated confrontation...
Crusader Staff Report A former Chicago State University professor has been indicted on federal fraud charges for allegedly embezzling more than $650,000 from a national student organization committed to improving minority representation in the pharmacy industry. That group, the Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA), filed a federal lawsuit against Coleman in...
Fired worker says retail giant put Black workers at risk during COVID-19 pandemic Crusader Staff Report Reverend Jesse Jackson, Sr. is supporting a new lawsuit that accuses Amazon of discriminating against a Black worker who was fired after he tried to get fellow workers to speak out against the company for...
By Dillon Bergin Searchlight New Mexico Rodney Applewhite, 25, was driving through New Mexico recently on his way to Arizona to spend Thanksgiving with his mother and other family members. Just outside Los Lunas, on the last leg of a trip that started in South Bend, Ind., a New Mexico State...
By Patrick Forrest A new piece of legislation would make Illinois the first state in America to do away with the system of cash bail that many have viewed as a pillar of institutional racism within the justice system. The bill, which was introduced last week, would ensure that people accused...
Multi-racial coalition demand meeting with Governor By Chinta Strausberg A coalition of healthcare workers, elected officials and civil rights activists on Tuesday, November 24 called on Governor J. B. Pritzker to use his political might to save Mercy Hospital, which is the safety net for Black and brown people on the...
Historic bond of veteran House speaker tested by ComEd bribery scandal By Erick Johnson For decades, Black lawmakers in the Illinois House have supported veteran House Speaker Michael Madigan on his bills and legislative agendas. Few lawmakers—Black or white—have dared to oppose Madigan or cross the “Madigan Machine” that has had...