Battle to save Bronzeville school heats up

Chicago Crusader staff report A battle is brewing to keep the Bronzeville Lighthouse Charter School (BZLCS) open as Chicago Public Schools seek to close the...

Decades later, a secret finally revealed

By Erick Johnson, Chicago Crusader It’s a known fact that in 1964, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. became the third Black leader to win...

Residents battle to keep out marijuana dispensary

By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader Community activists from several wards have partnered with Johnny Acoff, vice president of the South Shore Garden Government Association, to...

Young Black voters could decide elections

Chicago Crusader Staff With just a month before the primary and local elections, registration drives are popping up all over in Chicago’s minority communities as...

Lyric Opera presents a blockbuster ‘Nabucco’

World of Music By Barbara Wright-Pryor, Chicago Crusader Lyric Opera of Chicago’s current production of Giuseppe Verdi’s opera ‘Nabucco’ opened   Saturday, January 23 before a huge...

FLINT MICHIGAN’S WATER CRISIS – TRADING LIVES FOR DOLLARS

People have just recently become aware of the fact that the town of Flint, Michigan has a water crisis and, as is true in...

ComEd to build $10M microgrid

Chicago Crusader staff report More power is coming to Bronzeville. ComEd is building a $10.4 million microgrid in the historic Black neighborhood, hoping to keep...

No money, no education for many young Black males in Chicago

Chicago Crusader staff report As shootings continue to plague Chicago, many young Black males in the city’s South and West Sides don’t have a job...

NAACP moves to retain all police records

By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader In a unified effort, the Chicago and West Side NAACP Chapters are demanding that all police-involved shootings and other official...

Human rights movement launched at CSU

By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader Hundreds attended the first of a two-day United Nations (U.N.) hearing held at Chicago State University (CSU), where Blacks from...