19 families buy nearly 97 acres of land in Georgia to...

By Pamela Kirkland, CNN "Welcome to Freedom!" exclaims real estate agent Ashley Scott as she surveys the nearly 97 acres of land that she and...

Chicago-based artist advocacy non-profit Play Together onboards two local artists

Play Together has onboarded two respected local artists: femdot., a first-generation U.S. born Chicago rapper and social activist, along with the sought-after fine artist,...

Work begins on National Pullman Monument

Leaders hold groundbreaking ceremony to kick off $34 million renovation project Crusader Staff Report Elegant courtyards. Scenic walkways. Historic tours. Six years after President Barack Obama declared...

Breakdowns don’t always appear externally

By Wanda “Sistah Soldier” Petty, President & CEO As you know, our country is experiencing an "evolving change," and many of you may be affected. Although...

Springboard Music Festivals announces new virtual event, Springboard Midwest

Music festival and conference mash up brings aspiring musicians to viewers at home By Raymond Ward, The New 411 Springboard Music Festivals, dubbed the “music discovery...

2nd Annual BUFI ‘Bikes the Shore for Unity’ in South Shore

In its efforts to build unity in the South Shore community, the Black United Fund of Illinois (BUFI) will be hosting its 2nd Annual...

Black households earned 61 cents for every dollar of White median...

The August 23 police shooting of an unarmed Black man in Kenosha, WI, triggered yet another round of community protests and national news coverage...

Black workers locked out of unions hold Labor Day action

By Patrick Forrest Congressman Danny Davis’ office recognized Labor Day with the chairman of Chicago Black United Communities, Eddie Read, putting a spotlight on the...

From Gary to Chicago with no restrictions

Crusader Staff Report Gary residents who travel to Chicago for work can continue commuting with no restrictions after the nation’s third largest city on...

Black Public Media to award up to 150K to creatives

By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, M.S.J. Black Public Media (BPM) is now accepting applications for the 2021 cohort of its 360 Incubator+ program. Created in 2014...