Sophia King
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday, April 11 announced that Sophia King, a 30-year Chicago resident, will be the new alderman representing the City’s 4th Ward. “For almost 30 years, Sophia King has not just lived in the 4th Ward, she has worked to improve the quality of life for everyone...
By Erick Johnson and J. Coyden Palmer, Chicago Crusader Something was clearly wrong with Doug Banks when he appeared at V-103’s splashy booth at the Black Women’s Expo last weekend at the McCormick Center. The popular radio personality was his usually happy, larger than life self, but had lost a...
By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader Flanked by workers from Nabisco Co., Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. welcomed a call for a national boycott of Nabisco products made in Mexico. Jackson accused the company of “corporate greed” with its plans to move its company and 600 jobs from the West Side of...
A 2015 graduate of Thea Bowman Leadership Academy, who was in her freshman year at Southern University, was one of two students shot and killed outside an apartment complex Sunday after attending a party. Annette January, a member of Southern University’s track and field team, and Lashuntae Benton, a student...
The city of Gary thanked the Legacy Foundation and the Knight Foundation recently during a Press Conference held at Gary City Hall for their continued support of the city. Gary will be one of 19 cities to share a $5 million grant awarded for innovative ideas. Gary’s proposal to the...
By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader Eddie Johnson was named the permanent Chicago Police Superintendent on Wednesday, April 12. The move came after a blistering report about racial bias in the city’s police force. In a unanimous vote, the City Council approved Johnson, a 27-year veteran of the CPD. He grew up...
By Patrice Nkrumah, Chicago Crusader For decades, the 50 Yard Line Lounge in the Park Manor community has been a place where Blacks can hang out and watch sports, meet up with friends, dance and have politically-incorrect conversations. But recent violent incidents at the lounge, 69 E. 75th, have raised...
By Erick Johnson, Chicago Crusader The roof is coming apart. The creaky wooden porch is aging with growing cracks. And the navy blue paint that once adorned the steps is peeling away. Nearly 100 years ago, this two-story white clapboard house on South Throop Street in West Englewood became the home...
By Erick Johnson, Gary Crusader While one suffered from white flight and segregation, the other stepped in and crusaded for integration and equal opportunities for Blacks. As one inspired thousands with uplifting news, it gained new life from a city that had been smeared in the media. Together, the city of...
By Chief Larry McKinley, Gary Police Department Recently, the Northwest Indiana Times published an editorial indicating that the Gary Police Department should not embark on a community effort to establish a civilian review or advisory board, but should focus on the suggestions made after the “damning report” from the Indiana State...