Saturday, February 27, 2021
By J. Coyden Palmer, Chicago Crusader After battling his constituents for years and hearing the community’s sentiments he would never win another election, Ald. Will Burns (4th) has chosen to leave elected office for a position as director of Midwest policy for Airbnb, a flourishing travel accommodations venture. Burns was viewed...
Chicago Crusader Staff Just in time for Black History Month: a nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize for a historic Black church. Nelson Mandela has one. So does President Barack Obama and Martin Luther King. Now, after decades of fighting racism through peace, Emanuel AME Church is poised for world recognition...
By Erick Johnson, Chicago Crusader It’s a known fact that in 1964, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. became the third Black leader to win the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize. Across the nation, the achievement by America’s most prominent Civil Rights leader has been mentioned in countless documents, school history...
By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader Community activists from several wards have partnered with Johnny Acoff, vice president of the South Shore Garden Government Association, to take the owners of a proposed medical marijuana dispensary to court in hopes of preventing them from opening a clinic on the South Side. Residents...
By Louise Scott, Gary Crusader Rev. Charles Emery, pastor of Pilgrim Baptist Church is leading a group of Gary residents who are collecting donations to purchase bottled water that will be donated to the residents of Flint, Michigan. The city’s problems started two years ago when the state decided to save...
Chicago Crusader Staff With just a month before the primary and local elections, registration drives are popping up all over in Chicago’s minority communities as Black voters prepare to voice their disgust at polls after the coverup of the Laquan McDonald case by city, police and county officials. From community town...
Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson will partner again this year with the Northwest Indiana Leadership Council to host the annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast benefitting the United Negro College Fund (UNCF). The Prayer Breakfast on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 will be held at the Genesis Convention Center beginning at 8:30 a.m. More than...
Chicago Crusader staff report As shootings continue to plague Chicago, many young Black males in the city’s South and West Sides don’t have a job and are not in school, according to a report by the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Great Cities Institute. For young Black males statewide, the...
By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader In a unified effort, the Chicago and West Side NAACP Chapters are demanding that all police-involved shootings and other official misconduct records be permanently retained, fearing their destruction would keep federal officials from proving a “pattern and practice” of abuse. Reminded that the Fraternal Order of...
By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader Hundreds attended the first of a two-day United Nations (U.N.) hearing held at Chicago State University (CSU), where Blacks from several states called for reparations and an investigation into crimes and injustices against people of color in areas of education, police abuse, lack of housing...