Uber Chicago General Manager Marco McCottry on June 17 responded to the City Council Committee’s advancing an ordinance that would take away transportation options and economic opportunities from Chicagoans. Uber already operates in Chicago under strict regulations that include criminal background checks for drivers, vehicle safety inspections, and other...
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will be the keynote speaker at the International Women’s Luncheon on Monday, June 27 at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place in Chicago. The event will be held as part of the 50th Annual Rainbow PUSH Coalition Convention. Hundreds of women from across the city, country...
By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader Retired Westinghouse Professor Bennie W. Johnson, his students, Rev. Paul Jakes and others recently installed Leon Hillard as a Black Pioneer in basketball at the Burr Oak Cemetery where they also placed a marker on his grave. Johnson, who once ran youth programs for President John...

END OF AN ERA

By Erick Johnson, Chicago Crusader Sitting next to a lake at Oak Woods Cemetery in Woodlawn is a stunning million-dollar marble crypt that contains the remains of John H. Johnson, the founder of his namesake publishing empire that produces Ebony and Jet magazines. It’s been 11 years since America’s first media...
Housing activists on Wednesday, June 15 joined members of a citywide coalition and disrupted Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s keynote address at a “Future of Chicago” Conference sponsored by Crain’s Chicago Business. Demonstrators aimed to call attention to a housing crisis that affects thousands of low-income Blacks, who activists say are being...
Presidential candidate accepts endorsement, invitation to speak at the 50th Annual Rainbow PUSH Convention Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will be the keynote speaker, Monday, June 27, 2016, for the International Women’s Luncheon at the 50th Annual Rainbow PUSH Coalition convention at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place in Chicago. The theme of...
By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader As the second fiscal year approaches with no state budget in sight, Illinois Senator Kimberly A. Lightford (D-4th), Saturday said lawmakers are “not tired of fighting and will continue until our communities get their fair share.” Speaking at the Rainbow PUSH Coalition headquarters, 930 E. 50th...
By J. Coyden Palmer, Chicago Crusader A newly formed coalition of community members held a press conference at city hall Wednesday morning demanding that before any ordinance is presented to the city council regarding police reform, public engagement and transparency must take place. The group said this is a sensitive...
By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader The Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. Saturday paid tribute to world boxing champion Muhammad Ali, who died Friday night at the age of 74, calling him a “social transformer” whose body is gone but that his legacy lives on as a hero, a resistor and...
By George E. Curry Editor-in-Chief EmergeNewsOnline.com WASHINGTON - Muhammad Ali’s decision to risk going to jail by opposing the Vietnam War provided Dr. Martin Luther King with the strength to come out against the war publicly for the first time, according to the board chairman of King’s old organization. Bernard Lafayette, a longtime...