Chicago 24th Ward Alderman Michael Scott Jr. tests positive for COVID-19;...

Mayor Lori Lightfoot was with Scott Wednesday, but said she will not be quarantining By Jessica D'Onofrio, ABC7 News Alderman Michael Scott Jr. of Chicago's 24th...

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...

Birmingham 16th Street Baptist Church bomber up for parole next year

Crusader Staff Report Former Ku Klux Klan member Thomas Edwin Blanton Jr., who was convicted of murder in the infamous bombing of the 16th Street Baptist...

The racy untold story of Eddie Johnson

Multiple sources reveal narrative of fired police superintendent By Erick Johnson Before he was captured on video dining with a woman at Ceres Cafe, fired Police...

‘I Cannot Breathe’: Video Shows White Cop ‘Killing’ Unarmed Black Man...

The cops were attributing the death to "medical distress" but the video suggests otherwise. By Bruce C.T. White, NewsOne Police in Minnesota were being accused of...

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...

White Teens Imitating George Floyd Killing in Viral Challenge is Why...

White teens are now posting pictures of themselves kneeling on each other's necks, as part of what is called a 'George Floyd challenge' in...

WHO CAN USE THE “N” WORD?

According to the African American Registry “the word ‘nigger’ is often traced to the Latin word niger, meaning Black. This word became the noun,...

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...

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...