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Multiple sources reveal narrative of fired police superintendent By Erick Johnson Before he was captured on video dining with a woman at Ceres Cafe, fired Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson visited a Black-owned bar in the South Loop where he drank with a handful of officers, according to multiple sources who spoke...
Crusader Staff Report Former Ku Klux Klan member Thomas Edwin Blanton Jr., who was convicted of murder in the infamous bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama in 1963, is up for parole next year. The Alabama Board of Pardons in 2016 denied Blanton’s request for parole after he...
A Chicago Crusader Special Report By Erick Johnson In New Jersey, they call them “number 2s,” but in Chicago, Blacks seeking temp jobs are called “guapos.” For years they were codes that were used as part of a covert system of discrimination among temp staffing agencies and their corporate clients. In recent...
The cops were attributing the death to "medical distress" but the video suggests otherwise. By Bruce C.T. White, NewsOne Police in Minnesota were being accused of killing an unarmed Black man after a viral video showed an officer pinning down a suspect as he repeated that he couldn’t breathe. The Minneapolis...
By Erick Johnson and J. Coyden Palmer, Chicago Crusader Something was clearly wrong with Doug Banks when he appeared at V-103’s splashy booth at the Black Women’s Expo last weekend at the McCormick Center. The popular radio personality was his usually happy, larger than life self, but had lost a...
Dueling documentaries spark interest in alleged murder conspiracy By Stephanie Gadlin National Correspondent More than five decades after influential musician and soul singer Sam Cooke was mysteriously killed, people continue to be fascinated with the case and whether or not he was assassinated because of his involvement in the Civil Rights Movement...
By Erick Johnson The popular National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) closed Wednesday January 2, the latest attraction to close due to the partial government shutdown. Hundreds of employees at the museum have been furloughed as a result of the closure. The closure threatens the travel plans of...
White teens are now posting pictures of themselves kneeling on each other's necks, as part of what is called a 'George Floyd challenge' in the same manner as his murder on video. By Raka Mukherjee, News18 BUZZ "Hell is other people," wrote Jean-Paul Sartre in his play called Huis Clos, or...
Editor's Note: This story originally was published on May 25, 2017 By Erick Johnson, Chicago Crusader The date was May 1, 1865. One year after Arlington National Cemetery was founded in Virginia, another cemetery 532 miles south was becoming part of history. Located in Charleston, SC, it was the final resting...
Illinois leaders call for Trump’s impeachment Crusader Staff Report Illinois leaders are supporting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's move to begin a formal inquiry for President Donald Trump’s impeachment after reports say he withheld $250 million in military aid from Ukraine unless its newly-elected president investigate Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice...