U.S. District Court Judge Jorge Alonso’s decision announced on June 14 paves the way for the creation of Advocate NorthShore Health Partners (ANHP) by denying the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) request to block the merger. ANHP will create an innovative care delivery model focused on expanding access, unifying quality...
Housing activists on Wednesday, June 15 joined members of a citywide coalition and disrupted Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s keynote address at a “Future of Chicago” Conference sponsored by Crain’s Chicago Business. Demonstrators aimed to call attention to a housing crisis that affects thousands of low-income Blacks, who activists say are being...
Presidential candidate accepts endorsement, invitation to speak at the 50th Annual Rainbow PUSH Convention Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will be the keynote speaker, Monday, June 27, 2016, for the International Women’s Luncheon at the 50th Annual Rainbow PUSH Coalition convention at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place in Chicago. The theme of...
By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader As the second fiscal year approaches with no state budget in sight, Illinois Senator Kimberly A. Lightford (D-4th), Saturday said lawmakers are “not tired of fighting and will continue until our communities get their fair share.” Speaking at the Rainbow PUSH Coalition headquarters, 930 E. 50th...
By J. Coyden Palmer, Chicago Crusader A newly formed coalition of community members held a press conference at city hall Wednesday morning demanding that before any ordinance is presented to the city council regarding police reform, public engagement and transparency must take place. The group said this is a sensitive...
Gary Crusader staff report As dozens of leaders across the country descend on Gary to revisit the historic 1972 National Black Convention, Blacks are falling way behind as the nation that rapidly advances in the fields of health, technology and education. These issues were not a problem when the some 8,000...
By George E. Curry Editor-in-Chief EmergeNewsOnline.com WASHINGTON - Muhammad Ali’s decision to risk going to jail by opposing the Vietnam War provided Dr. Martin Luther King with the strength to come out against the war publicly for the first time, according to the board chairman of King’s old organization. Bernard Lafayette, a longtime...
By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader The Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. joined Rev. Emma Lozano and other veterans in calling on congress and President Obama to return more than 3,000 U.S. “green card” veterans who have been deported due to their drug additions and are now “living without a country.” Asking...
A frequent comment made by speakers at the Tuesday, May 31st ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Ambulatory Care Center (ACC) at St. Bernard Hospital was how this new facility and services represented the beginning of growth in Englewood. In October of 2014, the Englewood community gathered as St. Bernard...
By Carmen M. Woodson-Wray Richard “Angelo” Wilford recently received some disturbing news that most people would have taken extremely hard. While Angelo initially said what you would expect a person to say, “What, is he really telling me this? I’m only 20 years old. I have my whole life...