Crusader Staff Report Whole Foods Market in Hyde Park, located at 5118 S. Lake Park, recently opened its doors with its own version of a ribbon-cutting ceremony – it was a Bread Breaking Ceremony with their Hyde Park neighbors and the store’s team members. The ceremony also included a $25,000...
By Patrice Nkrumah, Chicago Crusader For over a decade Chicago’s only Black-owned comedy club gave patrons a temporary escape from their problems and served as a venue for up and coming Black comedians to hone their skills before heading on to big careers. But owner Mary Lindsey announced last month...
Crusader staff report With time running out, lawmakers as of Crusader press time were in Springfield Wednesday, June 29, trying to hammer out a temporary, 6-month state budget that would keep schools and other state government operating for another year. The last ditch efforts came as the deadline for a...
By Erick Johnson and Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader Presumptive Democratic Presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton, visited Chicago’s Black community on Monday, June 27, where she offered hope to residents whose neighborhoods have been hit with record levels of shootings and deaths this year. Clinton spoke at the International Women’s Luncheon at the Hyatt...
The 55-year history and legacy of the Gary Crusader was celebrated at a festive gala on Friday, June 3 at the Gary/Chicago International Airport. Nearly 600 guests packed the Bessie Coleman Aviation hangar to mark another milestone in the newspaper’s history. On a balmy Friday evening, Honorary Chairman Mayor Karen...

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By Erick Johnson, Chicago Crusader Their applications were submitted and the interviews were done. Now came the wait. Will 15-year-old Chauncy Hood and his 16-year-old brother Terrance from the South Shore neighborhood beat out thousands of applicants for a job with the ultra competitive One Summer Chicago program? The answer came...
By J. Coyden Palmer When the WNBA celebrated their 20th Anniversary earlier this week, they also released a list of the Top 20 players in league history. Chicago was well represented with four local players making the list and two additional players with Chicago ties. Leading the way were Chicago...
By Erick Johnson, Chicago Crusader The big party at the DuSable Museum of African America History was all set. The catered food was on its way. Guests were planning what to wear. Everything was looking good for the Juneteenth celebration on Monday, June 19. When one Black leader saw the Illinois...
Chicago Crusader staff report Ebony’s new owners emerged June 21 and unveiled their plans for the iconic Black magazine. The move came nearly a week after the Crusader published a story on the sale of Ebony and Jet publications as part of a deal that was shrouded in mystery. On Tuesday,...
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will be the keynote speaker at the International Women’s Luncheon on Monday, June 27 at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place in Chicago. The event will be held as part of the 50th Annual Rainbow PUSH Coalition Convention. Hundreds of women from across the city, country...