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By Cedric "Big Ced" Thorton, Black Enterprise Attorneys say a Georgia man was standing his ground when he fatally shot a 17-year-old girl who was part of a crowd of people trying to run him off the road. William Marcus Wilson, a 21-year-old Black man from Sharpsburg, Georgia, has been charged with...
Multiple sources reveal narrative of fired police superintendent By Erick Johnson Before he was captured on video dining with a woman at Ceres Cafe, fired Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson visited a Black-owned bar in the South Loop where he drank with a handful of officers, according to multiple sources who spoke...
Crusader Staff Report Former Ku Klux Klan member Thomas Edwin Blanton Jr., who was convicted of murder in the infamous bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama in 1963, is up for parole next year. The Alabama Board of Pardons in 2016 denied Blanton’s request for parole after he...
The cops were attributing the death to "medical distress" but the video suggests otherwise. By Bruce C.T. White, NewsOne Police in Minnesota were being accused of killing an unarmed Black man after a viral video showed an officer pinning down a suspect as he repeated that he couldn’t breathe. The Minneapolis...
By J. Coyden Palmer, Chicago Crusader Movie goers in the south suburbs have been shocked when they learned a popular movie theater in Country Club Hills is no more. The AMC Loews Theater located on 167th just east of Interstate 57 closed on Jan. 10. The closing comes after the...
By Erick Johnson The popular National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) closed Wednesday January 2, the latest attraction to close due to the partial government shutdown. Hundreds of employees at the museum have been furloughed as a result of the closure. The closure threatens the travel plans of...
Dueling documentaries spark interest in alleged murder conspiracy By Stephanie Gadlin National Correspondent More than five decades after influential musician and soul singer Sam Cooke was mysteriously killed, people continue to be fascinated with the case and whether or not he was assassinated because of his involvement in the Civil Rights Movement...
White teens are now posting pictures of themselves kneeling on each other's necks, as part of what is called a 'George Floyd challenge' in the same manner as his murder on video. By Raka Mukherjee, News18 BUZZ "Hell is other people," wrote Jean-Paul Sartre in his play called Huis Clos, or...
Illinois leaders call for Trump’s impeachment Crusader Staff Report Illinois leaders are supporting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's move to begin a formal inquiry for President Donald Trump’s impeachment after reports say he withheld $250 million in military aid from Ukraine unless its newly-elected president investigate Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice...
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....