Government Shutdown closes National Black Museum Indefinitely

By Erick Johnson The popular National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) closed Wednesday January 2, the latest attraction to close due to...

Chicago: America’s most segregated city

Image by Brookings Institution Analysis of Census Data The lives of black and white Chicago residents could hardly be more different. The Windy City, which is...

Madam C.J. Walker’s great great granddaughter responds to accusations that Netflix’s “Self-Made”...

By J. Coyden Palmer Muhammad Ali had Joe Frazier. Tiger Woods had Phil Mickelson. Michael Jordan had, well the entire Detroit Pistons “Bad Boy” teams....

The List of Black and Missing Continues to Grow

THE NATIONAL NEWSPAPER PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION CONTINUES ITS SERIES ON MISSING BLACK WOMEN AND GIRLS. By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Type the name Tawny Reed...

What really happened to Sam Cooke?

Dueling documentaries spark interest in alleged murder conspiracy By Stephanie Gadlin National Correspondent More than five decades after influential musician and soul singer Sam Cooke was mysteriously...

Four Chicago officers await their fate

Police Board mulls whether to fire them as they stand accused of lying in Laquan McDonald case Crusader Staff Report The fate of four officers is in...

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...

Illinois leaders support inquiry for Trump’s impeachment

Illinois leaders call for Trump’s impeachment Crusader Staff Report Illinois leaders are supporting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's move to begin a formal inquiry for President Donald...

Riverwalk restaurant caught using Lem’s Barbeque’s name without permission

Chicago Brewhouse received a Cease and Desist letter to remove Lem's name from its menu  By Erick Johnson On August 19, a customer was dining at...

The White House? A Grand Southern Mansion? Tyler Perry’s New Studios...

By Erick Johnson FORT McPHERSON, Ga – Madea would be so proud. Tyler Perry has outdone himself. On his new, sprawling 330-acre studio complex in...