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Shataeah Kelly repeatedly told the officer she could not breathe but was ignored By Grame Masse, Independent A Black woman desperately called a white police officer “Master” as she was left upside down in a patrol car for 21 minutes, shocking new video shows. Shataeah Kelly was caught on video telling the...
By Cedric "Big Ced" Thorton, Black Enterprise Attorneys say a Georgia man was standing his ground when he fatally shot a 17-year-old girl who was part of a crowd of people trying to run him off the road. William Marcus Wilson, a 21-year-old Black man from Sharpsburg, Georgia, has been charged with...
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...
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...
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...
Mayor Lori Lightfoot was with Scott Wednesday, but said she will not be quarantining By Jessica D'Onofrio, ABC7 News Alderman Michael Scott Jr. of Chicago's 24th Ward has tested positive for COVID-19 and appeared at a press conference this week with Mayor Lori Lightfoot. Mayor Lightfoot appeared with Alderman Scott on Wednesday....
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...
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...
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...
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...