By Chinta Strausberg Come July, Don Harris, will mark 48 years as an unpaid volunteer at the Rainbow PUSH Coalition headquarters. He’s the driving force behind an ongoing effort to refurbish the iconic building that has been the site of numerous press conferences over the years. The building has also...
By J. Coyden Palmer The third suspect in the grisly, calculated murder of nine-year-old Tyshawn Lee was denied bail by a Cook County judge May 18 after being captured over the weekend in downstate Danville. Kevin Edwards, 23, had been on the run since November when he and two...
While many newspapers have come and gone, excitement is building as the Gary Crusader prepares to celebrate a historic milestone with its 55th Anniversary Gala on Friday, June 3 at the B. Coleman Aviation hangar at the Gary/Chicago International Airport. After years of crusading against racism, poverty and inequality, The...

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By Erick Johnson Poor Dorothy Brown. She heads the second largest county court system in the country. Yet, the Clerk for the Circuit Court of Cook County makes less than a security specialist, a grant coordinator, a research analyst, top administrative assistants and other employees working in the public sector. While Brown...
By J. Coyden Palmer Like a coward who shoots over his shoulder from a car into an unarmed crowd, former Chicago Police Detective Dante Servin resigned from the force on May 17, just two days before he was scheduled to face a Police Board hearing to determine his future...
By Carmen M. Woodson-Wray State Representative Dr. Vernon G. Smith says some gas stations and convenience stores in Gary are violating Indiana state laws that prohibit businesses from selling loose cigarettes out of their packages. Smith said for years he has been trying to stop gas stations in Gary from...
Chicago Crusader staff report The family of a 15-year-old De’Kayla Dansberry has set up a GoFundMe page online to help pay for her funeral. Relatives set a goal to raise $7,000. So far, $3,320 has been collected. Meanwhile, the balloons and teddy bears in front of the Parkway Gardens continue to draw...
By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader William Calloway, the activist whose persistence led to the release of the infamous Laquan McDonald police video, has started a fundraising drive to prevent violence and raise awareness in the Black community. Calloway is executive director of Christianaire, a not-for-profit organization geared towards violence prevention, community...
By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader Mothers of Slain Children, Rainbow PUSH Coalition officials and supporters last weekend called for safer parks and resources to help reduce violence in Chicago’s underserved neighborhoods. The calls come as residents and police prepare for a spike in shootings as warm weather and the summer season...
By Erick Johnson, Gary Crusader Hillary is white privilege so if she gets to the White House, she will do more for Blacks than that Black President. If this is offensive, stop reading this article. Let’s be honest. If you’re fed up with America, then you will applaud Michael Eric Dyson....