Chicago Crusader Staff With just a month before the primary and local elections, registration drives are popping up all over in Chicago’s minority communities as Black voters prepare to voice their disgust at polls after the coverup of the Laquan McDonald case by city, police and county officials. From community town...
Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson will partner again this year with the Northwest Indiana Leadership Council to host the annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast benefitting the United Negro College Fund (UNCF). The Prayer Breakfast on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 will be held at the Genesis Convention Center beginning at 8:30 a.m. More than...
Chicago Crusader staff report As shootings continue to plague Chicago, many young Black males in the city’s South and West Sides don’t have a job and are not in school, according to a report by the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Great Cities Institute. For young Black males statewide, the...
By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader In a unified effort, the Chicago and West Side NAACP Chapters are demanding that all police-involved shootings and other official misconduct records be permanently retained, fearing their destruction would keep federal officials from proving a “pattern and practice” of abuse. Reminded that the Fraternal Order of...
By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader Hundreds attended the first of a two-day United Nations (U.N.) hearing held at Chicago State University (CSU), where Blacks from several states called for reparations and an investigation into crimes and injustices against people of color in areas of education, police abuse, lack of housing...
By Erick Johnson, Gary Crusader For nearly a century, it stood on West 25th Avenue producing a distinguished crop of prominent alumni who built powerful careers in politics, business, music, sports and entertainment. Back then, it was Roosevelt High School. Today, the school is known as Roosevelt College and Career Academy....
By J. Coyden Palmer, Chicago Crusader State Sen. Emil Jones, III (D-Chicago) is expected to introduce a bill in Springfield that will fund Chicago State University through the end of the semester. The proposal would call for the university to receive the funding originally proposed by Governor Bruce Rauner, around $30...
Governor Bruce Rauner Each year, the state enacts new laws that have been passed the previous year. With the new year, Illinoians are faced with an onslaught of new laws that became effective January 1. A total of 237 new laws ranging from crime to protocols for concussions in youth...
Robert Battle Robert Battle, a councilman for East Chicago starts the new year in federal custody, awaiting trial this summer on drug and homicide charges. But he can still retain his public title and pay as 3rd District city councilman if someone can administer the oath of office to him in...
PALLBEARERS CARRY THE casket after the funeral of Bettie Jones, who was killed by a Chicago police officer Dec. 26. Police said the shooting was accidental, but many in the Black community do not believe officials. (Photo by Erick Johnson). Chicago mourns woman killed by cop as lawyer’s deception and...