“It is with deep sadness that I announce the death this afternoon (Wednesday, August 10) of Katie Hall Educational Foundation Board member, Mr. Maurice J. Preston, Sr., said Junifer Hall, Chairman and CEO of the Foundation. On July 9, 2016, Mr. Preston, age 94, traveled with his wife, Jean...
By Erick Johnson and J. Coyden Palmer, Chicago Crusader Gold always looks good on black. Together, they radiate the dominance and grace of a dynasty. From the ornate relics inside the grand palaces of kings and queens of ancient Egypt to the gowns of an opulent gala, it’s a combination that...
By Derek Lawrence, Entertainment Weekly The always modest Kanye West now has another accolade to rap about as he has passed the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, on the list of most Top 40 hits of all time. Billboard reports that West achieved the feat as his collaboration with Schoolboy Q...
By Erick Johnson, Chicago Crusader Heaven is the best place to go, but Chicago State isn’t so bad either. It’s a message dozens of the Black pastors preached last Sunday in churches in the city. Chicago State University is a predominately Black college on the South Side that continues to struggle amid...
Marian Small, mother of Perri Small, Talk Show Host at WVON Radio, died recently and is mourned by educators, former students, family and friends. Her services will be held on Wednesday, August 10 at 10:00 a.m. at St. John De LaSalle Catholic Church at 10205 South King Drive, in...
By Tyler Young, blavity.com Hundreds of peaceful protesters took to the streets over the weekend demanding police transparency in the officer-involved shooting death of a Chicago teen. Paul O’Neal was killed on July 28th. Body camera and police dash cam footage were released for the first time last Friday. None of...
Despite the success of various health care agencies, hospitals and online resources in making health insurance available to everyone through open markets or the Affordable Care Act, there are still over a million uninsured people in Illinois. They can best be described as the uninsured or underinsured because many...
Chicago Crusader staff report Patricia Brown Holmes, a former Cook County judge and prominent attorney, has been named as the special prosecutor who will investigate numerous officers who were with Officer Jason Van Dyke when he shot 17-year-old Laquan McDonald 16 times in October 2014. Presiding judge of the criminal division,...
By J. Coyden Palmer, Chicago Crusader When the official announcement was made this week that the Barack Obama Presidential Center will be built in the Jackson Park community, the response from community members varied. While everyone is happy the museum to honor the nation’s 44th President will be built in...
By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader For Saint Sabina’s Father Michael L. Pfleger, his decision to become a Catholic priest began 50 years ago on August 5, 1966. As a 17-year-old, he witnessed his neighbors throwing rocks, spitting and yelling racial slurs at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. On Saturday, August 6,...