By Crusader Staff Reporter The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) on Wednesday, September 28, set a strike date for Tuesday, October 11, a move that threatens to shut down the Chicago Public School system that’s struggling with declining enrollment and pending cuts. The CTU’s House of Delegates approved the strike date at...
Hillary for America is airing a new television ad, “Watch” featuring First Lady Michelle Obama as she makes the case why Hillary Clinton is the best president for our children. This is the First Lady’s first TV ad for the campaign, and just last week, the campaign released a radio...
By Bradley Tusk, cnbc.com At this stage in the race, most people know who they want to vote for. But given the options at hand, no matter who you think you'd prefer, it's hard not to feel concerns. The debates are mainly a chance for voters to either reconfirm their instincts...
By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader Thanks to humanitarian and self-made multi-millionaire Dr. Willie Wilson, six Cook County Jail detainees are now free men after Wilson paid $15,000 of his personal funds to bail them out of jail. He gave each of them $200 for food and made sure they were...
By Patrice Nkrumah, Chicago Crusader After years of complaints and protests against them, the University of Chicago Medical Center broke ground for construction of a new adult Level 1 trauma center on the corner of 57th & Maryland on Sept. 15. The new center will cost $37 million and is part...
By Erick Johnson, Chicago Crusader WASHINGTON- It took me six hours to see over 3,000 pieces of Black relics. Ok I cheated. By the end of my tour, I was tired and worn out, so I skimmed over many artifacts. Despite the blisters and many breaks, I still didn’t see...
By Keith Chambers, Chicago Crusader The line stretched four city blocks. Nearly 1,000 people—many of them in desperate need of work—stood in line for hours to apply for just 400 job openings for the new Mariano’s store opening in Bronzeville Oct. 11. What seemed like an opportunity to get a job...
By Tonya Maxwell and Doug Stanglin, USA TODAY Network As city and state officials, backed by the National Guard, sought to restore calm after a second night of angry protests, Mayor Jennifer Roberts said she hoped to see video Thursday that could help determine what took place during the police-involved...
By Melanie Eversley, USA TODAY A videotaped police shooting of a black man in Tulsa on Friday has prompted the chief of police to ask the Justice Department to investigate and has the man's family crying foul. Graphic video showing the shooting death of Terence Crutcher, 40, on Friday, went viral,...
By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader Speaking at the first of nine town hall meetings searching for viable solutions to the rise in violence, Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin late Tuesday night labeled the rise in gun violence “pure genocide” and said a solution won’t happen soon “because we didn’t get...