By Chinta Strausberg, Gary Crusader Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson has come under recent criticism over rumors the city is being sold out to white interest groups by way of former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley and architect Peter Ellis. The progress being made in Gary has come as a result of...
By J. Coyden Palmer, Chicago Crusader Nearly 200 angry citizens voiced their concerns regarding Chicago police behavior during the third of four public meetings conducted by the U.S. Justice Department Tuesday night at Truman College. The DOJ is continuing their investigation into the Chicago Police Department, and the public forums...
Alicia Keys and her "We Are Here movement" just went live on MIC.com with a powerful PSA calling for radical transformation in racial justice. Watch the PSA HERE. The video includes Alicia, Beyoncé, Chris Rock, Rihanna, Taraji P. Henson, Pharrell Williams and many others - who reveal a shocking truth: these are the #23Ways you could...
By George Curry Editor-in-Chief EmergeNewsOnline WASHINGTON – Sunday’s front-page story on the Black Press failed to accurately portray the accomplishments of and the depth of the problems facing Black-owned media, according to scholars, Black media owners and editors. The Times story was published under the headline, “Pillars of Black Media, Once Vibrant,...
The mayor’s office in Gary held a press conference earlier this week to lend her support in announcing and encouraging Gary residents to attend the Indiana Black Expo (IBE). Also at the conference were key community stakeholders as Mayor Karen Freeman Wilson described the upcoming Indiana Black Expo’s Summer...

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By Erick Johnson, Chicago Crusader It looks like an ordinary building on the South Side, but its occupants were not. For 121 years, the two-story structure stood in the 6200 block of St. Lawrence Avenue in Woodlawn. An unassuming edifice built with Chicago’s muscular red brick, it’s a piece of...
By Keith Chambers, Chicago Crusader Her voice was soft and she was very calm. Despite losing her husband and two children in a triple murder case during the Fourth of July weekend, Erin Ross was strong enough to speak about the ordeal. In a telephone interview with the Chicago Crusader, Ross,...
By Renee Hatcher On Saturday, July 9, 2016, the public is encouraged to attend the Black Power: 50th Commemoration, an intergenerational Freedom School focused on Black political power in the 21st Century. The all day event will be held at IVY Tech, 1440 E. 35th Avenue in Gary, beginning at...
Chicago Crusader staff report Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to change the Chicago Police Department has been delayed again after community leaders and residents voiced opposition to the plan at a hearing at City Hall on Wednesday. Black leaders and activists were expected to return to City Hall again for another hearing...
U.S. Representative Bobby Rush, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, community leaders, and partners from the private and public sectors recently launched the Greater Chatham Initiative (GCI). The first-of-its-kind collaborative effort is designed to strengthen the communities of Chatham, Auburn Gresham, Greater Grand Crossing, and Avalon Park and set them on...