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By Crystal Hill, Yahoo News A Texas police officer was indicted this week in the death of a Black woman who was killed outside her apartment more than a year ago, an incident that drew national attention and left the victim’s family demanding answers. A Harris County grand jury returned an...
State Representative Vernon Smith says school tax would give some local control in Gary Schools Crusader Staff Report The Gary Common Council on Tuesday, September 15 voted 5-2 to pass a resolution that supports the Gary Community School Corporation (GCSC) referendum asking voters for a property tax to increase funding for...
How do you stay safe during a pandemic, raise money for a great cause and get some exercise in on the side? Through the UNCF (United Negro College Fund) National Virtual Walk for Education, of course! The new digital fundraiser replaces the annual in-person walk events that many of...
Crusader Staff Report Residents in North Lawndale this weekend will celebrate a hard-fought, historic victory that led to the renaming of Stephen Douglas Park after abolitionist, journalist and civil rights leader Frederick Douglass and his wife. The three-hour celebration will take place at 2:00 p.m. in the park, located at 1401...
Office of Inspector General says police oversight agency not complying with 60-day release policy Crusader Staff Report A report this week from the Office of Inspector General (OIG) concluded that the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) is not in full compliance with the Video Release Policy. The policy requires the public...
In an effort to combat record high unemployment rates during the pandemic, the U.S. Department of Labor announced two new grants aiming to create nearly 1,300 jobs across the state. State Senator Mattie Hunter (D-Chicago) is encouraging job seekers to apply. “This pandemic has shown us that there is a...
By Kerry Burke, Rocco Parascandola and John Annese, NY Daily News A racial hate-spewing stranger hurled a glass bottle at a Black woman jogging in Queens — calling her the N-word and yelling that she should go back to Africa, a disturbing video shows. Tiffany Johnson, 37, who lives in Woodside, didn’t...
By Summer Lin, Miami Herald A Black man is suing two Wisconsin police officers after he was mistaken for a burglar and handcuffed in his home, according to a lawsuit filed this week. Keonte Furdge had been living with a friend in Monona and on June 2, Monona Police Department officers...
Lucky numbers come to lottery players in all different forms, like addresses and anniversaries. For one Illinois Lottery player from the South Side of Chicago, her lucky numbers came from her very own birthday. On the Thursday, Aug. 6 Pick 4 evening drawing, the Chicago player decided to try her...
Crusader Staff Report It was supposed to reopen in July after a $15 million renovation, but the historic Madam C.J. Walker Building in Indianapolis will not open its doors until spring 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic. For the past two years, the Walker Building at 617 Indiana Avenue has undergone...