By J. Coyden Palmer, Chicago Crusader It was the first week back to school at Chicago State University. There were students with backpacks hurrying about the campus. Young men were busy checking out female co-eds as they walk by in shorts. Meanwhile, music pumps from an amphitheater where an event...
By Erick Johnson, Chicago Crusader Even on journalist George Curry’s obituary, the New York Times, the Washington Post and many daily newspapers still got the story wrong. While there were facts about his life, there were no comments from professionals at Black newspapers—an industry that Curry dearly loved and fought...
By Lisa Respers France, CNN August 25 is a tough day every year for celebrity stylist Derek Lee. It was on that day in 2001 that Lee's client and friend, superstar singer Aaliyah, died when her plane crashed shortly after takeoff in the Bahamas. Lee was supposed to be on that flight,...
By J. Coyden Palmer, Chicago Crusader Nearly a dozen Black faith leaders from around the Chicagoland area held a press conference at Seaway Bank in the Chatham community August 9 to announce a new campaign that hopes to raise capital for Chicago’s Black-owned banks. It is part of a nationwide...
By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA News Wire Contributor) The Black Press lost one of its most celebrated warriors when George Curry, veteran journalist and former Editor-In-Chief of the NNPA News Wire, died from an apparent heart attack on Saturday, August 20. Curry was 69. Curry lived in suburban Maryland, just outside...
By Erick Johnson, Chicago Crusader The gold rush is on. On Wednesday, a trio of sistas from America executed a clean sweep in the 100-meter hurdles in Rio de Janeiro, stunning the world and doing something that has never been done before in Olympic history. At the finish line was Brianna...
By J. Coyden Palmer, Chicago Crusader After ten years of disappointments, broken promises and false optimism, the city is taking Pilgrim Baptist Church leaders to demolition court in an effort to once and for all put an end to the decade-old controversy of what to do with the burned down...
By J. Coyden Palmer, Chicago Crusader Moviegoers in the South Suburbs are happy to learn a new movie theater will be coming to their area in a few weeks. The Crusader broke the story in January of how AMC Loews closed its theater at 4201 W. 167th street in Country...
Gary Crusader staff report The show will soon end for the Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville. The host to many world-famous entertainers, including Whitney Houston, James Brown and Aretha Franklin, the Star Plaza Theater will meet the wrecking ball after nearly four decades of operating in Northwest Indiana. Merrillville-based White Lodging...
By Candace J. Semien For NNPA, The Drum BATON ROUGE — Whether it was a gathering of 300 in front of the Triple S convenience store, small groups of 50 meeting at area churches, nearly 400 at city hall, dozens painting signs at LSU, or a thousand marching through...