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By Wayne Sterling, CNN Broadcasting pioneer and former NFL Pro Bowl cornerback Irv Cross died Sunday morning in Minnesota, the Philadelphia Eagles announced on the team's website. He was 81. Cross was the first African American sports analyst on national television when he worked for CBS Sports as an NFL analyst and commentator from...
By Will Jones, ABC7 A new program is being launched in Gary to provide some residents with extra income with no strings attached for a year. Burgess Peoples is the executive director of the Guaranteed Income Validation Effort. The pilot program will provide a $500 monthly income to 125 residents for...
By Clare Foran, Annie Grayer, Kristin Wilson and Lauren Fox, CNN The House of Representatives voted early Saturday morning to approve President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion pandemic aid package, a major step toward enacting the first legislative priority of the new administration as the devastating fallout from the spread of Covid-19...
A bill proposed by state lawmaker Rep. Attica Scott required more police accountability, but unfortunately languishes in the House. By Charise Frazier, NewsOne Kentucky legislators unanimously voted to approve a bill that would restrict the usage of “no-knock” warrants on Thursday, in an increasing effort to prohibit excessive force  policies evoked...
Crusader Staff Report On February 18, 2021, Representative Greg Porter, (D-Indianapolis), was booed by his Republican colleagues for his warning that a bill, HB 1367, which would allow students in St. Joseph County Township to leave the South Bend Community Schools—which are racially diverse—to join a school system that is...
Legislation authored by State Rep. Earl Harris Jr. (D-East Chicago) to expand economic, education and food access in urban areas through agriculture passed through the House with bipartisan support. House Bill 1283 provides for the creation of urban agricultural zones, which allow for the cultivation, processing, and distributing of food...
By Lolly Bowean  In her more than 50 years of working at The Chicago Crusader newspaper, Dorothy Leavell can vividly remember the pulsating energy of the newsroom as reporters covered the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s visit to Marquette Park in 1966. She can instantly recall the rush of excitement...
The West Side Leadership Academy Varsity Football team is holding a fundraiser for new uniforms. The community is invited to contribute through the fundraising site, givebutter.com where 99.5% of the proceeds go directly to the purchase of the uniforms. So far, the fundraiser has more than 130 supporters, and 30%...
Baton Rouge officials said an investigation into the incident is underway and that they have not yet reached a decision concerning the officer’s actions. By Nina Golgowski, HuffPost Local officials say they are investigating after a Baton Rouge, Louisiana, police officer was filmed pinning a Black 13-year-old to the ground and holding...
By Lauren Fox and Annie Grayer, CNN The House Budget Committee voted Monday to advance President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion relief package, setting up the legislation aimed at fighting the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic fallout to go to the House floor for a vote later this week. The package includes direct...