Former President Barack Obama Sends Inspirational Message to Class of 2020; Mayor Lori Lightfoot Makes Live Appearance To Offer Congratulations ABC 7 keeps the party going for Chicago’s 2020 graduates!  Following the city-wide graduation special at 1 PM, Cheryl Burton and Hosea Sanders go live for GRADUATION 2020: THE AFTER...
This is a start, but the overwhelmingly white show still has a lot of work to do. By Emma Gray and Claire Fallon, Huff Post “The Bachelor” franchise has cast just one Black lead in 18 years, but ABC announced Friday that will be changing in 2021: Matt James, best known...
By Soul Music Bonnie Pointer, one of the famed Pointer Sisters, has died at 69. "It is with great sadness that I have to announce to the fans of the Pointer Sisters that my sister Bonnie died this morning,” said Anita Pointer of her sister Patricia, known as Bonnie. “Our family is devastated. On behalf...
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By Erick Johnson Roosevelt Myles, the wrongfully-convicted man whose story has been reported by the Crusader, will be featured in a documentary at 9 p.m. Tuesday on Investigative Discovery on the Discovery channel. Viewers can see the documentary ”Reasonable Doubt” for free by downloading the app ID GO from investigationdiscovery.com. Myles has been...
By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, M.S.J. In the film “Revival!,” Chicago native and renowned actor Harry Lennix brings the story of Jesus Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection through a virtual celebration.  Lennix plays Pontius Pilate in the film, which will screen on Easter Sunday, April 12, at 2:00 p.m. Chicago time.  The film combines...
By J. Coyden Palmer Muhammad Ali had Joe Frazier. Tiger Woods had Phil Mickelson. Michael Jordan had, well the entire Detroit Pistons “Bad Boy” teams. It’s a fact rivals bring out both the best and worst in each other. The much-anticipated Netflix movie “Self-Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J....
Who was Annie Malone? EDITOR'S NOTE: In light of Netflix's new series, "Self Made" about Madam C.J. Walker, many readers are discovering the Crusader's 2018 story on her real-life rival Annie Malone, known as "Addie Munroe" in the Netflix series. For decades, many believed that Madam C.J. Walker was America’s first...
Crusader Staff Report The 26th Annual Black Women’s Expo at McCormick Place will not be held April 3-5 because of the novel coronavirus, according to a statement event organizers emailed to the Crusader Thursday. It’s the fifth exhibition at McCormick Place to be postponed or canceled in the last month...
“We send a very clear message to people of color that you’re not welcome here,” he said as he accepted the Best Actor award in London for “Joker.” By Mary Papenfuss, Huffington Post Actor Joaquin Phoenix gratefully accepted his Best Actor award from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts...