Monday, January 25, 2021
By Leah Hope, abc7chicago.com In Haiti, more than 500 people are dead following Hurricane Matthew's devastation. The relief effort is falling short of meeting the needs of those affected by the storm. Here in Chicago, seeing the devastation from a distance is difficult. "Very, very hard. And sometimes we wonder what can...
By Aamer Madhani, USA TODAY The Chicago Teachers Union and Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration on Monday brokered a last-minute, tentative deal on a new teachers contract and averted the possibility of a strike. The deal went down to the wire as the teachers union, which represents some 28,000 teachers, paraprofessionals and...
By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader Betty Magness, Illinois political director for the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, is busy registering people to vote for what the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. calls the Nov. 8th “superbowl” election, long after last Tuesdays’ National Voter Registration Day (NVRD). Registration ends October 11th; however, Magness asks...
Street named for the drive of militant   newspaper publishers   Decades before anyone put the letters SNCC, or SCLC together to describe civil rights organizations, Balm L. Leavell, Jr. and Joseph H. Jefferson were telling Chicago and much of the world about injustices African Americans and other every day people...
Join an esteemed panel of educators in an honest discussion of race and education at the upcoming "Color of Education" Roundtable Discussion, Thursday, October 6, 2016 the Loyola University of Chicago, School of Law. The Cradle Adoption Agency recently launched the "Our Children" education and empowerment series designed to educate...
By Bob Roberts, CBS Chicago A federal judge Wednesday approved a $15 million settlement said to be one of the largest in Illinois history for wrongful conviction. Two years have passed since Rodell Sanders was set free, after spending 20 years in prison. He sued the city of Chicago Heights and...

MOVIN’ ON UP

By Erick Johnson, Chicago Crusader It’s not finished, but the wait list is well over a thousand applicants. For the past few months, residents all over the South Side have been filling out thick applications, hoping for a chance to move in the storied Rosenwald Courts apartments. It’s a piece...
The Mayor Harold Washington Legacy Committee will commemorate the legendary Come Alive October 5 Voter Registration Campaign that paved the way for the first African American mayor of Chicago. The event will be held at Apostolic Church of God, 6320 South Dorchester on Wednesday, October 5, 2016. “The original ‘Come...
Today, the Reverend Dr. Otis Moss. Jr, one of America’s most influential theologians and civil rights leaders, endorsed Hillary Clinton for President calling her a leader with, “… wisdom, sound judgement, spiritual strength and moral courage.” Rev. Dr. Moss Jr. served as the Pastor of Olivet Institutional Baptist Church in...
William Garth Sr., the publisher and chairman of the Chicago Citizen Newspaper Group, died Friday, September 23, 2016 of complications associated with diabetes. He was 78. Garth, who started working at the Citizen Newspaper in 1969 as an advertising sales representative, eventually purchased the Chatham Citizen, South End Citizen and...