By J. Coyden Palmer, Chicago Crusader For the second time this school year a Chicago Catholic grammar school had to be closed due to infrastructure problems. This time it is Holy Angels, a 129-year-old school in Bronzeville, located at 740 E. 40th St. Parents of current students, which includes students...
By Louise Scott, Gary Crusader Due to the numerous altercations that have taken place around the country involving police officers and individuals, the New Tabernacle Baptist Church—along with various police authorities—are collaborating to make a change. A forum aimed at enlightening the community on the proper attitude and behavior when confronted...
By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader Henry L. English, founder and president/CEO of the Black United Fund of Illinois (BUFI), died in a car accident Saturday. He was on his way to do campaign work for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. English was taken to Northwestern Hospital where he was pronounced dead. As...
By Erick Johnson, Chicago Crusader Hundreds of parents and students remained stunned after an unprecedented decision by the Illinois State Commission (ISC), which unanimously granted an appeal to keep open three Charter Schools that were scheduled to be closed by Chicago Public Schools. The ruling raises the possibility of keeping open...
By Carmen M. Woodson-Wray, Gary Crusader It was his last funeral. After the mourners put their loved one in the ground and returned home, Paul Anthony Robinson, owner of House of Robinson Funeral Home of Gary went back to his funeral home. There, he sat in his car, closed his...
Governor Mike Pence recently named Rick Hite Executive Director of the Indiana Civil Rights Commission (ICRC). Hite fills the position formerly held by Jamal Smith, who announced in November 2015 that he would resign in January to lead Indianapolis Public Schools athletics. “Rick Hite is a man of integrity and...
By J. Coyden Palmer, Chicago Crusader With just two weeks remaining before residents of Cook County vote in the race for State’s Attorney, candidate Kim Foxx released details of what she would do to combat illegal gun crimes. Speaking at a press conference at her campaign headquarters in Bronzeville after picking...
By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader A bill that would have kept Chicago State University and other public universities from shutting their doors fell through on Wednesday after lawmakers came up short of passing the legislation. In late night discussion with Rep. La Shawn K. Ford (D-8th), the Chicago Crusader learned “there...
Gary Crusader staff report The Indiana State Board of Education will hold a public meeting to decide on the fate of Gary’s storied Roosevelt College and Career Academy. The meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. in the school’s auditorium on the second floor on Wednesday, March 23. Roosevelt is located at...
By Erick Johnson, Chicago Crusader Thousands of affordable housing units were promised, but never built. Robert Taylor and Cabrini Green projects are gone. So are hot Black neighborhoods that enticed well-educated buyers with money. Englewood residents are drowning in poverty and just 13 mortgages went to people who wanted to...