Crusader Staff Report Loretto Hospital will offer free mammograms during October for uninsured or underinsured West Side residents. The free 2D and 3D tomosynthesis mammograms is offered for residents of Chicago’s Austin neighborhood and those in the surrounding communities. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Black women and white...
Crusader Staff Report Alarmed that the traditional teaching of history has failed to provide students with a comprehensive education that includes the perspectives of marginalized communities, state Representative La Shawn K. Ford, (D-Chicago) on October 9 at a press conference at the DuSable Museum of African American History unveiled details...
OneUnited, the largest Black-owned bank in the country, revealed it has reached a customer milestone of 100,000 clients. By DeMicia Inman, TheGrio As the country’s largest Black-owned bank, OneUnited announced it has reached 100,000 customers across America. A press release cited recent efforts towards social justice activism supported by the bank as...
By Zach Linly In August, The Root reported that 63-year-old Fair Wayne Bryant—who was given a life sentence for stealing a pair of hedge clippers in Shreveport, La., more than 20 years ago—was denied a request to have his sentence reviewed by the Louisiana Supreme Court. Since Bryant had already...
By Amir Vera, CNN After taking heat for a few days, rapper Ice Cube spoke to CNN on Friday to set the record straight on why he was working with President Donald Trump. Cube spoke mostly with Chris Cuomo about his "Contract With Black America," a plan he released earlier this...
Governor JB Pritzker to resume daily briefings; Kane, DuPage, Will and Kankakee 1 day away from meeting threshold to impose new restrictions By Cate Cauguiran, ABC7 News Illinois is seeing a sharp rise in COVID-19 cases, which could lead to new restrictions across the state. Governor JB Pritzker will be at the...
By Patrick Forrest President Donald Trump’s announced selection to the Supreme Court of the United States, federal Judge Amy Coney Barrett, to fill the seat of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, had her senate confirmation hearing where much of her judicial process came under scrutiny. During the first day of...
By Erick Johnson The Gary Police Department will pay more than $1 million in overtime this year, according to the city’s Deputy Chief of Police Michael Jackson. Jackson gave the figure at a September 23 Gary Common Council Finance Meeting that was carried on its Facebook Live page. Jackson gave...
Trump-loving Democrat Vernon Jones also did not wear a mask for the stunt. By Lee Moran, Huff Post Georgia state Rep. Vernon Jones (D) showed scant regard for coronavirus safety measures on Friday when he crowd-surfed over maskless Donald Trump supporters during the president’s crowded campaign rally in Macon. Jones, a Democrat...
Disney annotated “Dumbo” and other movies for including “negative depictions and/or mistreatment of people or cultures.” By Jeremy Blum, Huff Post A variety of older films on the Disney+ streaming service — including “Dumbo,” “Peter Pan” and “The Aristocats” — now carry strongly worded and unskippable disclaimers alerting audiences to racist...