Crusader Staff Report Residents in North Lawndale this weekend will celebrate a hard-fought, historic victory that led to the renaming of Stephen Douglas Park after abolitionist, journalist and civil rights leader Frederick Douglass and his wife. The three-hour celebration will take place at 2:00 p.m. in the park, located at 1401...
Office of Inspector General says police oversight agency not complying with 60-day release policy Crusader Staff Report A report this week from the Office of Inspector General (OIG) concluded that the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) is not in full compliance with the Video Release Policy. The policy requires the public...
In an effort to combat record high unemployment rates during the pandemic, the U.S. Department of Labor announced two new grants aiming to create nearly 1,300 jobs across the state. State Senator Mattie Hunter (D-Chicago) is encouraging job seekers to apply. “This pandemic has shown us that there is a...
By Kerry Burke, Rocco Parascandola and John Annese, NY Daily News A racial hate-spewing stranger hurled a glass bottle at a Black woman jogging in Queens — calling her the N-word and yelling that she should go back to Africa, a disturbing video shows. Tiffany Johnson, 37, who lives in Woodside, didn’t...
By Summer Lin, Miami Herald A Black man is suing two Wisconsin police officers after he was mistaken for a burglar and handcuffed in his home, according to a lawsuit filed this week. Keonte Furdge had been living with a friend in Monona and on June 2, Monona Police Department officers...
The significant settlement comes as the family waits to see if the officers involved will be charged. Written by Madison J. Gray The City of Louisville has announce that it has settled with the family of Breonna Taylor for as much as $12 million, the Louisville Courier-Journal reported Tuesday afternoon (Sept....
More than 75 percent of children dying from covid-19 are minorities, a finding that echoes disproportionate death rates among adults By William Wan, Washington Post The coronavirus is killing Hispanic, Black and American Indian children at much higher numbers than their White peers, according to federal statistics released Tuesday. The numbers —...
By Erick Johnson She was buried in obscurity without a headstone in Oak Woods Cemetery nearly 100 years ago after serving as the original Aunt Jemima archetype. On September 5, Nancy Green finally got the recognition in death, as she earned in death, with a glowing headstone and a special...
By Hermene D. Hartman N’DIGO Dr. Leon Finney Jr. was a dear friend. I first met him as a college student, working with Reverends Jesse Jackson and Willie Barrow at Operation Breadbasket, now known as Rainbow PUSH. My ex-husband, David Wallace, and I would deliver press releases to him on Saturdays...
To say that police have killed Black people for doing much less is beyond an understatement. By NewsOne A judge in Oklahoma on Monday ordered the release of police video showing a white driver who was pulled over by cops and not only refused to follow orders and resisted arrest but...