Marian Small, mother of Perri Small, Talk Show Host at WVON Radio, died recently and is mourned by educators, former students, family and friends. Her services will be held on Wednesday, August 10 at 10:00 a.m. at St. John De LaSalle Catholic Church at 10205 South King Drive, in...
By Erick Johnson WVON colleagues and listeners are stunned and saddened after popular WVON Alpheus “Insane Ywain" Fields died from a heart attack at his home on Saturday night, May 18. He was 57. Fields was host of “The B-Sides” on WVON. Few details are available about Field’s death. WVON Gospel Host Pam...
The Crusader studied 20 years of U.S. Census data and found that Blacks are leaving Chicago more than any Midwest city. Los Angeles has the fastest growing Black population in the nation. Black residents are moving Houston closer to overtaking Chicago as the third largest U.S. city. Blacks are...
EDITORIAL Cook County State's Attorney seeks to dismiss appeal from wrongfully-convicted man Roosevelt Myles has been locked up for 27 years for a crime he did not commit. For 18 years, Myles has waited for an evidentiary hearing that the state granted him. He never got it and a Cook County...
A viral image shows the human shield blocking the Louisville Metro Police from getting to Black demonstrators By Nicole Duncan, The Grio Injustice and discrimination tend to be described in binary terms: good vs. evil, female vs. male, Black vs. White. However, at one of the at least twenty anti-police violence demonstrations...
With the start of the New Year, there is always a new set of laws to obey. Many residents and businesses are already preparing for the legalization of recreational marijuana that's taking effect on Jan. 1, 2020. But Illinois residents will have roughly 255 new laws, come 2020. The Senate Democrats...
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...
New York Times, Washington Post articles confirm what scholars already knew Crusader Staff Report It’s one of America’s most famous icons that has welcomed millions of immigrants seeking a better life. For over a century the Statue of Liberty has graced New York Harbor with her torch, crown and tablet. At the bottom...
Preckwinkle blasted in Black community for the termination of Cook County's top doctor and the  closing of the emergency room of Provident Hospital during the coronavirus pandemic By Hermene D. Hartman Dr. Terry Mason last week was relieved of his duties as the chief operating officer for the Cook County Department of Public...
If you bought a Lucky Day Lotto ticket in Berwyn, you may want to check it right away! A grocery store in Berwyn sold a $1,050,000 winning Lucky Day Lotto ticket in the Wednesday, November 20, midday drawing. The winning ticket was purchased at Berwyn Fruit Market, 3811 S. Harlem Ave. in...