By Vernon A. Williams, Gary Crusader Black America needs a few victories. There is clearly no item on the agenda for the incumbent administration to address the concerns of America’s so-called racial minorities. It’s not a source of concern and never has been for “45.” Conversely, the needs of Black people...
Dr. Conrad Worrill, Chicago Crusader The African Centered Education Movement has brought a new meaning to the annual African American History Month celebrations that have become so popular. That new meaning of African Centered thought, as defined by Dr. Wade Nobles, “is nothing more than a term categorizing a quality...
Beyond the Rhetoric By Harry C. Alford “Education is the quintessential way in which people move beyond the circumstances of one’s birth,” Isabel Sawhill. Ms. Sawhill is absolutely correct. For too many years we have been ignoring this fact. Booker T. Washington understood it and preached it throughout the South until his...
By Charlene Crowell  Every day American school children are taught about this country’s founding. Untold generations were taught that in a democracy, government is “of, by, and for the people.” Yet when it comes to consumer finance, some who serve in government seem to have forgotten for whom they work. Mick...
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...

NO ECONOMIC VICTORY LAP

By Julianne Malveaux The June Employment Situation report, released on July 2, showed a continued decline in the unemployment rate. Thanks to coronavirus, the rate shot up to 14.7 percent in April and declined to 11.1 percent in June. About 4.8 million more people were on payrolls in June than in...
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...
It appears that every time Donald Trump unleashes another vile, racist or hateful diatribe, the more his support grows among his Republican base. “Just in the past few days, Mr. Trump has repeated the lie that President Obama intends to admit 200,000 Syrian refugees; the correct number is 10,000....
36 days! That was the historic amount of time that our federal government was shut down at the direction of the President, and it may resume in a matter of weeks! Starting on day one, there was an immediate impact on the livelihood of Americans across the country. As...
By Julianne Malveaux According to the Washington Post, the 45th President told 19,126 lies between his inauguration in 2017 and June 1, 2020. By now, the number has likely edged toward 20,000, as his Tulsa “rally” yielded dozens more. This President has no allegiance to the truth, but that’s no...