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...
By Erick Johnson and Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader Presumptive Democratic Presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton, visited Chicago’s Black community on Monday, June 27, where she offered hope to residents whose neighborhoods have been hit with record levels of shootings and deaths this year. Clinton spoke at the International Women’s Luncheon at the Hyatt...

TAKE FIVE

The Chicago Crusader and Gary Crusader earned five national Merit Awards at the National Newspaper Publishers Association’s (NNPA) annual convention in Houston June 23, capping a year of changes and achievements at the parent company Crusader Newspaper Group. The 70-year-old Merit Awards are the oldest and most prestigious honor...
By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader In a united front, Father Michael L. Pfleger, pastor of the Parish of St. Sabina, and Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson Friday challenged adults to take back their communities to end the senseless gunfire that is killing innocent lives and shattering thousands of families in...

HELP WANTED

By Erick Johnson, Chicago Crusader Their applications were submitted and the interviews were done. Now came the wait. Will 15-year-old Chauncy Hood and his 16-year-old brother Terrance from the South Shore neighborhood beat out thousands of applicants for a job with the ultra competitive One Summer Chicago program? The answer came...
By J. Coyden Palmer When the WNBA celebrated their 20th Anniversary earlier this week, they also released a list of the Top 20 players in league history. Chicago was well represented with four local players making the list and two additional players with Chicago ties. Leading the way were Chicago...
Claiming they are using substandard equipment and restricted from doing their jobs by a former Chicago Police Department Deputy Commissioner turned Chicago State Chief of Police, 28 police officers and dispatchers represented by the Metropolitan Alliance of Police told the CSU Board of Trustees June 23 they have no...