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...

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...

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...

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...

New, Black-owned radio station in Chicago becomes the “Game-Changer”

Chicago makes history by ushering change as African-American female industry veteran Tracey V. Bell, President of The Integrated Brand Marketing Company (The IBM Company),...

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...

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...

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...

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...