By George Curry Editor-in-Chief EmergeNewsOnline WASHINGTON – Sunday’s front-page story on the Black Press failed to accurately portray the accomplishments of and the depth of the problems facing Black-owned media, according to scholars, Black media owners and editors. The Times story was published under the headline, “Pillars of Black Media, Once Vibrant,...
By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader Still standing by her husband’s side, Rosalind Morgan, the wife of retired Chicago policeman Howard Morgan has a new mission—to “end this nightmare” and clear his good name with the help of a one million signature petition drive. Her husband, who was working as a railroad...

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By Erick Johnson, Chicago Crusader It looks like an ordinary building on the South Side, but its occupants were not. For 121 years, the two-story structure stood in the 6200 block of St. Lawrence Avenue in Woodlawn. An unassuming edifice built with Chicago’s muscular red brick, it’s a piece of...
By Keith Chambers, Chicago Crusader Her voice was soft and she was very calm. Despite losing her husband and two children in a triple murder case during the Fourth of July weekend, Erin Ross was strong enough to speak about the ordeal. In a telephone interview with the Chicago Crusader, Ross,...
Chicago Crusader staff report Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to change the Chicago Police Department has been delayed again after community leaders and residents voiced opposition to the plan at a hearing at City Hall on Wednesday. Black leaders and activists were expected to return to City Hall again for another hearing...
U.S. Representative Bobby Rush, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, community leaders, and partners from the private and public sectors recently launched the Greater Chatham Initiative (GCI). The first-of-its-kind collaborative effort is designed to strengthen the communities of Chatham, Auburn Gresham, Greater Grand Crossing, and Avalon Park and set them on...
By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader Meet Willie J.R. Fleming. He calls himself a human rights enforcer, but Fleming is also the executive director of the Chicago Anti-Eviction campaign. As more people in Chicago die from senseless gun violence, Fleming is fighting back. During an interview with a Crusader reporter, on...
By Patrice Nkrumah, Chicago Crusader For over a decade Chicago’s only Black-owned comedy club gave patrons a temporary escape from their problems and served as a venue for up and coming Black comedians to hone their skills before heading on to big careers. But owner Mary Lindsey announced last month...
Crusader staff report Police believe the shooting of a 4-year-old boy in the Parkway Gardens Apartments in Woodlawn was by a gang memeber. Kavan Collins was hospitalized Tuesday, June 28 after he was shot in the jaw. Police say the boy and a 28-year-old woman, who was struck in the head...
Crusader staff report With time running out, lawmakers as of Crusader press time were in Springfield Wednesday, June 29, trying to hammer out a temporary, 6-month state budget that would keep schools and other state government operating for another year. The last ditch efforts came as the deadline for a...