By Erick Johnson, Chicago Crusader The big party at the DuSable Museum of African America History was all set. The catered food was on its way. Guests were planning what to wear. Everything was looking good for the Juneteenth celebration on Monday, June 19. When one Black leader saw the Illinois...
Chicago Crusader staff report Ebony’s new owners emerged June 21 and unveiled their plans for the iconic Black magazine. The move came nearly a week after the Crusader published a story on the sale of Ebony and Jet publications as part of a deal that was shrouded in mystery. On Tuesday,...
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will be the keynote speaker at the International Women’s Luncheon on Monday, June 27 at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place in Chicago. The event will be held as part of the 50th Annual Rainbow PUSH Coalition Convention. Hundreds of women from across the city, country...

END OF AN ERA

By Erick Johnson, Chicago Crusader Sitting next to a lake at Oak Woods Cemetery in Woodlawn is a stunning million-dollar marble crypt that contains the remains of John H. Johnson, the founder of his namesake publishing empire that produces Ebony and Jet magazines. It’s been 11 years since America’s first media...
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...