PALLBEARERS CARRY THE casket after the funeral of Bettie Jones, who was killed by a Chicago police officer Dec. 26. Police said the shooting was accidental, but many in the Black community do not believe officials. (Photo by Erick Johnson). Chicago mourns woman killed by cop as lawyer’s deception and...
Chicago Crusader 2015 Year in Review Another shooting, another lawsuit and another problem for Mayor Rahm Emanuel. On Monday, Dec. 28, the father of Quintonio LeGrier—one of two people fatally shot by a Chicago police officer over the weekend—filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city, claiming police used “excessive and...
Whenever we begin a new calendar year, it can be useful to make New Year’s Resolutions to prioritize and focus for the immediate future. Beyond the traditional litany of making very personal and oftentimes private resolutions at the beginning of a new year, Black America as a whole, I...
Kevin Edwards and Tyshawn Lee With the arrest and charge of first degree murder being filed against Corey Morgan last month in the case of Tyshawn Lee, the public has seemingly forgotten there is still another suspect on the loose in that case and the three previous murders tied to...
HUNGER STRIKERS SPARKED local activism as they persuaded city officials in August to keep Dyett High School in Washington Park open. Social injustice, disparities shows need for Black activism They represent a variety of organizations and believe the key to their ultimate success is by having small egos, no official leader...
Photo by Erick Johnson For nearly a month, it has been a familiar scene outside the double-glass doors of the mayor’s office at City Hall. Here, on the fifth floor, the ornate crown moldings and Italian marble walls have been the backdrop of contentious press conferences and protests calling for...
While many people are focusing on after-Christmas sales on Dec. 26, many African Americans will turn their attention to the seven-day “Festival of First Fruits,” otherwise known as Kwanzaa. Throngs of residents, community organizations and businesses are expected to participate in the half-century old family- and community-centered holiday which begins...
James C. Belt, Jr. DALLAS - Funeral service for Attorney James C. Belt, Jr., co-publisher of the Dallas Examiner, was held last Friday at St. Luke “Community” United Methodist Church, 5710 E R L Thornton Freeway, in Dallas, Texas. For close to 40 years, he has served the community as a...
SAM ADAMS expresses support for Cook County State’s Attorney candidate Donna More (left) at WVON this week. Cites her experience and independence Famed criminal defense attorney Sam Adam, Jr. recently endorsed Cook County State’s Attorney candidate Donna More, who has been both an assistant states attorney and an assistant U.S. attorney. In...
Karen Lewis While three years have passed since the last teacher’s strike in Chicago, many of the same issues remain. Some schools still do not have essential staff like a librarian or nurse, counselors are overworked, teachers have little autonomy in the classroom and the pressures from administrators to do...