Dear Crusader Reader: With the world moving in a direction we have not seen before, I had to take a few minutes to say thank you for the unwavering support you have shown the Crusader newspaper family. I understand that we are all coping with the COVID-19 pandemic in different ways,...
Crusader Staff Report Two old detective bureaus will reopen and put 151 cops back on the street under Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s plan that will create a new department and merge operations currently done between the Chicago Police and Fire Departments and the city’s 911 center. Lightfoot’s budget director Susie Park said...
Crusader Staff Report The program is set for Mayor-Elect’s Lori Lightfoot’s inauguration. Rev. Dr. L. Bernard Jakes, senior pastor of West Point Missionary Baptist Church, will do the invocation at the ceremony at the Wintrust Arena in the South Loop, according to the program obtained by the Crusader Sunday morning during...
By Santura Pegram Whether you’re a fan of rap music or not. Someone who hails from urban America, rural America or suburbia. Regardless of whether your ethnic background often unfairly restricts you to being deemed less worthy (and less human) due to being someone with a darker skin pigmentation, or...
By Joe Van Dyk First, I am biased. I have been in Mayor Karen’s administration since day one, and I’m damn proud of it. We have made significant progress coming back from decades of neglect and solving challenges that are truly generational in nature. Challenges that have grown for decades...
Dear Crusader Editor I do not often feel inclined to write regarding media issues, but after listening all week to the media regarding the Jussie Smollett case, I knew it was time to make my views known. The outrage and righteous indignation that the white public feels about the Jussie Smollett case pales...
Timely AARP IL survey shows voters concerned about affordability, considering leaving city By Bob Gallo Chicago voters have more than a half dozen Chicago mayoral candidates – with varying backgrounds and priority lists – to choose from when they head to the polls between now and February 26. Thankfully, the mindset and priorities of...
By Conrad Worrill As we enter a New Kwanzaa Season, we must remind ourselves of the continued challenges that we face. The fundamental issue that Africans in America must face is centered around the continued assault by the systems of racism and white supremacy that keep us in bondage, servitude,...
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 not commit. For 18 years, Myles has waited for an evidentiary hearing that the state granted him. He never got it and a Cook County...
THE ORIGIN AND DEVELOPMENT OF ELECTING CHICAGO’S FIRST AFRICAN AMERICAN MAYOR This is part four of the five part seres on the origin and development of electing Chicago’s first African American mayor. In this political climate in America, it is important to remind African Americans in this country, and particularly in...