Crusader staff report Remember Oprah Winfrey’s splashy Legends Ball in 2005, where she serenaded and splurged on many of America’s Black female achievers? It was a grand affair where Oprah vowed to honor Black female icons while their still alive rather than when their gone. Black women across the country are...
By Michael Harriot, The Root A group of Black men exercising their Second Amendment rights showed up in the Georgia neighborhood where Ahmaud Arbery was killed to demonstrate for freedom and liberty because… Oh, wait, I’m showing my journalistic bias by reporting this story in the same way that outlets reported...
By Kamm Howard On Thursday, June 30, legislators of the Illinois House of Representatives passed a historic resolution calling on President Obama to create a reparations study commission. Introduced by Rep. La Shawn K. Ford and co-sponsored by Reps. Mary Flowers, Litesa Wallace, Monique Davis, Camille Lilly and Marcus Evans, Jr.,...
Cars to line up at 47th Street and Drexel  Avenue at 3 p.m to lead caravan to PUSH headquarters CHICAGO - Today, community activists, neighborhood residents, elected officials and others will participate in a caravan to the office of leader Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., who has been organizing and uplifting...
*EDITOR'S NOTES: In light of Quaker Oats decision to drop the Aunt Jemima name and change the packaging, the Crusader has reposted this story. Long battle for a headstone finally ends By Erick Johnson For nearly 100 years, a famous Black woman was buried at Oak Woods Cemetery in a humble area...
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...
By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader The celebration of Rep. Bobby L. Rush’s 70th birthday comes days before the anniversary of a tragic event he will never forget. He recently shared his reflection of the December 4, 1969 assassination of Black Panther Party leaders, Fred Hampton and Mark Clark, killed by...
The youngster faces serious charges. By Christina Santi, Ebony Corey “Lil C Note” Jackson, 12, appeared in court this month to defend himself against felony charges. In October 2018, Jackson was arrested at the Cumberland Mall in Cobb County, Georgia, on charges of illegally selling his CDs. A video of the aspiring...
Crusader staff report Jennifer Maddox, a 45-year-old Chicago police officer who has spent countless hours giving Parkway Gardens youth a future, has been nominated for CNN’s Hero of the Year Award. It’s the latest honor for Maddox, a South Side native who has been running her non-profit Future Ties after school...
By Erick Johnson, Chicago Crusader The story begins on a Fall Saturday afternoon at Soldier Field in 2017 where many political candidates seeking the Black vote scoped out the movers and shakers attending the Chicago Football Classic, an annual Black Chicago tradition. One candidate was a fresh faced political rookie...