Chicago Crusader staff report For decades, scores of customers have frequented the Walgreens store in Woodlawn, where pharmacy prescriptions account for a bulk of the store’s sales. But on August 17, the Walgreens at 6330 S. King Drive will close, leaving thousands of aging residents without a neighborhood pharmacy and...
Gary/Chicago International Airport (GYY) is taking the next step to plan for the long-term development of the airport. The Gary Airport Authority Board voted to approve a contract with a team led by nationally-recognized transportation and airport planning firm Jacobsen|Daniels and including four local northwest Indiana companies to update...
Chicago Crusader staff report On the east side is a lush boat harbor and the sprawling Museum of Science and Industry. On the west side is a YMCA and a poorer neighborhood where Blacks have struggled for decades. In the middle of Jackson Park will be the new Obama Presidential...
By Louise Scott, Gary Crusader Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson plans to move forward in presenting the city as a place where potential opportunities would be inviting to interested investors. That might be a very good idea, but according to the information presented during a recent public meeting, the mayor has...
By Erick Johnson, Chicago Crusader PHILADELPHIA- First Lady Michelle Obama got the party started with a rousing speech, then came the mothers of Sandra Bland and Hadiya Pendleton—Geneva Reed-Veal and Cleopatra Pendleton Cawley. While President Barack Obama and Reverend Jesse Jackson Sr. spoke before millions, Reverend Ira Acree and Cook...
By Jeremy W. Peters, New York Times One after another, they have streamed across the stage of the Democratic National Convention, sharing their stories of being insulted, cheated or otherwise wronged by Donald J. Trump: The widow of an Army sergeant, who said she used $35,000 of her military death benefits...
The Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) announced the program for the second day of the Democratic National Convention being held in Philadelphia from July 25 to July 28. In Philadelphia, Democrats are laying out the clear stakes in this election – a choice between building walls and tearing people down...
By Krissah Thompson and Ed O'Keefe, washingtonpost.com Michelle Obama publicly endorsed Hillary Clinton for the first time during a primetime address in Philadelphia, giving her full support to her husband’s former secretary of state. The first lady, who is one of the most popular political figures in the Democratic Party, said...
Chicago Crusader staff report The mothers of Sandra Bland and Hadiya Pendleton will speak at the Democratic National Convention, which will be held at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia July 25 to 28. Bland’s mother, Geneva Reed-Veal and Cleopatra Pendleton-Cowley will speak on Tuesday, July 26. They will be among...
By Erick Johnson, Chicago Crusader The “amens” and “hallelujahs” could be heard a block away. With emotions running high, it was time to call for some help. As questions swirled, it was also time to ask for divine guidance and strength. On July 19, dozens of Black pastors in Chicago joined...