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...

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...

La Shawn Ford enters race for mayor

Crusader Staff Report State Representative La Shawn K. Ford has entered the race for mayor, becoming the tenth Black candidate among 17 contenders seeking to...

SHAME ON COOK COUNTY STATE’S ATTORNEY KIM FOXX

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...

Successful CPS Basketball Coach Suddenly Dies

By Patrice Nkrumah Lewis Thorpe, who coached North Lawndale Charter School to a Class 2A  boys basketball state title in 2008, passed away suddenly in...

Popular WVON DJ Alpheus “Insane Ywain” Fields dies after heart attack

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...

White Security Guard Pulls Gun on Black Cop in Full Uniform...

By Stephen A. Crocket Jr, The Root An Ohio police officer in full uniform, you know, the uniform that clearly identifies him as a police...

Son Begs Father Not to Call Cops on Black Man For...

By Ellyn Santiago, Heavy On July 4, an African-American man filmed a white man who called police on him for allegedly trespassing outside a San...

Iconic WVON radio station moving from Chatham

Crusader staff report WVON 1690-AM, Chicago’s iconic Black news/talk radio station, is moving its headquarters from Chatham to the South Loop by the end of the...

OUR ENDORSEMENTS

  JB Pritzker has come a long way to earn the Crusader’s endorsement as the next governor of Illinois. His running mate, state Rep. Juliana...