Multi-racial coalition demand meeting with Governor By Chinta Strausberg A coalition of healthcare workers, elected officials and civil rights activists on Tuesday, November 24 called on Governor J. B. Pritzker to use his political might to save Mercy Hospital, which is the safety net for Black and brown people on the...
Crusader Staff Report Gary police officer Isaiah Price, who fatally shot 25-year-old Rashad Cunningham in August, 2019 will not face criminal charges. Lake County Prosecutor Bernard Carter announced Thursday, No­vember 19 that Price would not be charged in the shooting, follow­ing a “thorough and extensive re­view of the evidence.” The gunshot...
Historic bond of veteran House speaker tested by ComEd bribery scandal By Erick Johnson For decades, Black lawmakers in the Illinois House have supported veteran House Speaker Michael Madigan on his bills and legislative agendas. Few lawmakers—Black or white—have dared to oppose Madigan or cross the “Madigan Machine” that has had...
The Indiana Family and Social Ser­vices Administration’s Division of Mental Health and Addiction  announced a series of pilot pro­grams designed to increase access to mental health care for inmates in In­diana county jails. The pilot programs will focus on individuals found incompetent to stand trial who are awaiting place­ment in...
By Erick Johnson Yes, he can. And yes, he’s doing it again with “A Promised Land.” If you want to check out former President Barack Obama’s new memoir from the Chicago Pub­lic Library, get ready to wait a long time. As of Monday evening, there were 1,088 people waiting for only...
By Tyler Vazquez, Florida Today Burial services for Sincere Pierce at Riverview Memorial Gardens ended abruptly Saturday afternoon when an unknown gunman fired a single shot and hit the deceased's mother. The gunfire came as guests were paying their last respects to the 18-year-old, one of two teens killed Nov. 13 by a Brevard...
Crusader Staff Report New Orleans Congressman Cedric Richmond, who once served as the leader of the Congressional Black Caucus, will be President-elect Joe Biden’s director of the White House Office of Public Engagement. Richmond, 47, made the announcement last week after spending the last decade in the U.S. House of Representatives...
By Patrick Forrest Community Hospital is one of five healthcare facilities in Indi­ana to receive the first doses of a COVID-19 vaccine next month, according to Indiana State Depart­ment of Health officials. The an­nouncement comes as the nation and Northwest Indiana prepare for a Thanksgiving likely to be unlike...
By J. Coyden Palmer The NFL announced on November 17 that for the first time in league history, one of its games will feature an all African American officiating crew for the game on November 23 between the visiting Los Angeles Rams and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Jerome Boger will...
Robert Keegen has been charged with murder in the shooting of an Oregon teen By Tonya Pendleton, The Grio In an eerie echo of the Jordan Davis case, an Oregon man has been arrested and charged with the murder of a teenager in a hotel parking lot over loud music. As reported...