By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader  The state of Blacks in housing hasn’t changed that much from the 1960s, according to a recent study. Blacks are still being denied access to the capital they need to achieve the America dream of owning their own homes. The study, issued by Representative LaShawn Ford...
Crusader Staff Report Ernest Gaines, who wrote the award-winning book, “The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman,” and other critically-acclaimed books about the Black struggle, died at his home in Oscar, LA, Tuesday, November 5. He was 86. Gaines died in his sleep of cardiac arrest, according to the Associated Press. The son...
Chicago Crusader staff report For decades, scores of customers have frequented the Walgreens store in Woodlawn, where pharmacy prescriptions account for a bulk of the store’s sales. But on August 17, the Walgreens at 6330 S. King Drive will close, leaving thousands of aging residents without a neighborhood pharmacy and...
Crusader Staff Report Four Chicago police officers who were fired in July after the Chicago Police Board ruled the lied to cover up the Laquan McDonald murder have filed a wrongful termination lawsuit, seeking to get their jobs back. The officers, Janet Mondragon, Daphne Sebastian, Ricardo Viramontes and Sgt. Stephen Franko,...
BY WGN Web Desk A fourth person who was incarcerated at Cook County Jail has died after testing positive for COVID-19, the Cook County Sheriff’s Office said Sunday. Officials said 64-year-old Karl Battiste died Sunday afternoon at Stroger Hospital, where he was being treated for the virus. An autopsy will officially...
Raoul’s Complaint Alleges JUUL’s Marketing Targeted Minors & Deceptively Advertised Products as Smoking Cessation Devices Attorney General Kwame Raoul was joined recently by physicians and public health advocates to announce a lawsuit the Attorney General’s office filed against JUUL Labs, Inc. (JUUL), the nation’s largest manufacturer of e-cigarettes. Raoul filed the...
The Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. is holding a 12 noon press conference Monday, November 25, 2019, at the Rainbow PUSH Coalition headquarters, 930 E. 50th St., before sending off a truckload of care packages for the victims of Hurricane Dorian. Rev. Jackson will be joined by Michael C. Fountain, Bahamas Honorary Consul of...
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has awarded a total of $19,206,398 to the Chicago Region Environmental and Transportation Efficiency (CREATE) Program’s Dolton Junction Interlocking project in Dolton and Riverdale, Ill. U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) announced the allocated funding in a June 11 statement. The project...
Questions arise surrounding Trump’s rushed visit to Walter Reed Hospital in 2019 Crusader Staff Report The Metro Courier, Crusader and other Black newspapers have joined a Freedom of Information Act request regarding information into President Trump’s trip to Walter Reed Hospital in November of 2019. The request asks for copies of all...
The outbreak of the 2019 novel coronavirus or COVID-19, is being monitored by the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH). First identified in the city of Wuhan in China’s Hubei Province, it continues to infect people in that country and around the world, including the United States. Close to home,...