Sunday, March 7, 2021
By Homero De la Fuente and Jason Hanna, CNN Maia Chaka will make history when the new National Football League season starts this year. The NFL said Friday it has added Chaka to its roster of game officials for 2021, making her the league's first Black woman named to the position. Chaka,...
Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart is asking for the public's help in locating a missing teen from Thornton Township. Amani Jackson, 14, was last seen leaving her residence in the 15000 block of Chappel Avenue in Thornton Township on Wednesday, March 3 at approximately 2:45 p.m. and has not...
By Erick Johnson The case number is 93 CR 0100301. The file folder for Roosevelt Myles was missing at the Cook County Criminal Courthouse. It contained witness statements, depositions and all kinds of court documents. The search for the folder intensified, months after Myles won an appeal last May for an...
By Patrick Forrest Gary Mayor Jerome Prince announced that the city will begin a universal income pilot program that will give 125 Gary residents $500 a month. Those who receive the assistance from the Guaranteed Income Validation Effort will be selected from a lottery and selected following responses to a...
Pastor-Emeritus Liberty Baptist Church of Chicago By A.L. Smith, Contributing Writer For nearly a century, three generations of Black Pastors named Jackson prophetically led the faithful congregations at the historic, south side Bronzeville-based, 103-year-old Liberty Baptist Church of Chicago (LBC). Sadly, the final member of this esteemed, family of God-called African-American ministers...
By Natalie Heller, Local-ish ABC7 Over the course of the past year, Charles Alexander, Mark Edmond, and Jamel Lewis have developed the first Black-owned gourmet sliced bread brand, The Black Bread Company. It all started when Edmond went to the grocery store. "My wife gave me a grocery list, and at the...
Veteran politician makes history as first Black woman to chair organization By Erick Johnson Overcoming questions about her fundraising abilities, U.S. Congresswoman Robin Kelly (D-2nd) made history when she was voted the new chair of the Democratic Party of Illinois in a tight election against 8th Ward Alderman Michelle Harris...
Jennifer Roberts, CEO, Chase Business Banking and Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, Founder, Our Fair Share, entrepreneur and media mogul In just four months last year, more than 5 million U.S. businesses received a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan. That helped them pay their workers, their mortgage or rent, and their...
The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL), representing more than 14,000 nursing homes and long term care facilities across the country that provide care to approximately five million people each year, released a report showing nursing homes in the U.S. have seen the lowest...
Crusader Staff Report He grew up in a public housing project during segregation and became a national power broker who rose to the pinnacles of politics, business and law while leading some of America’s greatest civil rights organizations. Chicago and the nation this week are remembering and celebrating the powerful...