By Vernon A. Williams I remember like it was yesterday. It was my senior year at Gary Roosevelt High School and as president of the Hi-Y, I wanted to step up the live entertainment for the annual Sweetheart’s Ball. A light went off and I approached Jackie Jackson, whose locally...
By Dr. Conrad Worrill, Chicago Crusader Until recently, there had been a scholarly debate among European intellectuals, as well as some Blacks, on what they referred to as the peopling of ancient Egypt. What this question really posed was, “Who were the ancient Egyptians?” Were they Black, white, mulatto, etc.? This...
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In this episode of “Meet The Black Press,” NNPA Podcast host Lauren Poteat talks to Dorothy Leavell, the publisher of the Crusader newspapers in Chicago and Gary, Ind., about the importance of the Black Press.

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  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 Stratton is the perfect choice for a candidate who seeks to serve low-income neighborhoods where incumbent Bruce Rauner has failed miserably in the last four...
Dr. Conrad Worrill, Chicago Crusader Until recently, there had been a scholarly debate among European intellectuals, as well as some Blacks, on what they referred to as the peopling of ancient Egypt. What this question really posed was, “Who were the ancient Egyptians?” Were they Black, white, mulatto, etc.? This issue...
Beyond the Rhetoric By Harry C. Alford The Obama Administration was taking form. Our new Attorney General Eric Holder was instantly mired in scandal with the Fast and Furious debacle. Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State seemed rather tame but that was just the quiet before the storm. One afternoon Minyon...
By Oscar H. Blayton Most people of color can point to at least one moment when they realize that popular culture in America distorts the reality of their history and existence. The most memorable experience for me was when I was in the sixth-grade in my segregated public school in Virginia. ...
Research center needed urgently to address Trans-Generational Epigenetic Injury  By Kamm Howard Transgenerational Epigenetics is a new field of science, about 15 years old, that examines how cataclysmic occurrences can alter a portion of the gene, and how that altered expression is passed down generationally. This was first examined in trying to...
By Vernon A. Williams, Gary Crusader You would think the ridiculousness would be overwhelming by now. Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump was asked three times to denounce the Ku Klux Klan and one of its most celebrated leaders - David Duke. Duke - writing that Trump promises to break up "Jewish...
By Vernon A. Williams, Gary Crusader It just donned on me this week. There are only two kinds of mentalities in American society, maybe even the world—SLAVE and MASTER. That’s it. And the revelation is that it has nothing to do with money. It has nothing to do with race. It...