By Dr. Conrad Worrill, Chicago Crusader Kwamé Turé (a.k.a. Stokely Carmichael) was born on June 29, 1941 in Trinidad. He moved to New York with his parents at a young age. We must always remember Brother Kwamé’s contributions to the worldwide African Liberation Movement. On the morning of November 15, 1998...
By Julianne Malveaux When Dr. Martin Luther King envisioned the Poor People’s Campaign in 1968, he envisioned all kinds of people descending on our nation’s capital, bringing demands to federal agencies. He envisioned people pushing for affordable housing, for quality education, for better health care, for minority business development programs,...
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. ...
One freezing February night in 2015, I crammed into the assembly hall of Hyde Park Career Academy with 950 other South Siders. We were there to voice our support for bringing the Obama Presidential Center (OPC) to Chicago. Over the next 24 months, hundreds of loyal supporters like myself...
By Dr. Conrad Worrill, Chicago Crusader One of our great ancestors, Harold Cruse, wrote a book, The Crisis of the Negro Intellectual, published in 1967 at the height of the Black Power Movement. This insightful book stirred up a spirited conversation in the African Liberation Movement. That conversation revolves around...
By Vernon A. Williams, Gary Crusader As a third grader at Garnett Elementary School in Gary, I wrote a letter to John F. Kennedy after watching television news one night and becoming concerned with the threat of war precipitated by the Cuban Missile Crisis. To my amazement, a few weeks...
By Vernon A. Williams It always seems a little peculiar when someone asked about resolutions for the New Year responds as though they just got cursed out.  “I don’t do resolutions,” some boasts as though the very thought is ‘so nineties.’ They often say it with the same smug pomposity...
Billions of dollars and thousands of jobs have passed us by due to the noncompliance of Section 3 by each and every HUD Administration since the beginning of the program in 1968. There is too much resistance from the “Poverty Industrial Complex.” These poverty pimps do not want people...
By Dr. Conrad Worrill, Chicago Crusader The recently released book, Full Circle: Race, Law and Justice, on the legendary legal career of Attorney James D. Montgomery, Sr., is a must read. Particularly for those who want to examine the life of one of the great African American lawyers in this...
Harry C. Alford, Kay DeBow
Beyond the Rhetoric By Harry C. Alford & Kay DeBow The National Black Chamber of Commerce was incorporated in Washington, DC on May 23, 1993. Kay and I did this together and by ourselves. Such an organization was a long-time coming. Booker T. Washington had such a vision at the beginning...