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Crusader Staff Report Former Ku Klux Klan member Thomas Edwin Blanton Jr., who was convicted of murder in the infamous bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama in 1963, is up for parole next year. The Alabama Board of Pardons in 2016 denied Blanton’s request for parole after he...
The cops were attributing the death to "medical distress" but the video suggests otherwise. By Bruce C.T. White, NewsOne Police in Minnesota were being accused of killing an unarmed Black man after a viral video showed an officer pinning down a suspect as he repeated that he couldn’t breathe. The Minneapolis...
Dueling documentaries spark interest in alleged murder conspiracy By Stephanie Gadlin National Correspondent More than five decades after influential musician and soul singer Sam Cooke was mysteriously killed, people continue to be fascinated with the case and whether or not he was assassinated because of his involvement in the Civil Rights Movement...
White teens are now posting pictures of themselves kneeling on each other's necks, as part of what is called a 'George Floyd challenge' in the same manner as his murder on video. By Raka Mukherjee, News18 BUZZ "Hell is other people," wrote Jean-Paul Sartre in his play called Huis Clos, or...
By J. Coyden Palmer Muhammad Ali had Joe Frazier. Tiger Woods had Phil Mickelson. Michael Jordan had, well the entire Detroit Pistons “Bad Boy” teams. It’s a fact rivals bring out both the best and worst in each other. The much-anticipated Netflix movie “Self-Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J....
By Ahsleigh Atwell, Atlanta Black Star Two Black men claim they were kicked out of an Illinois Walmart after they entered the store wearing surgical masks. A video posted on YouTube, Jermon Best and his friend Diangelo Jackson walked through a Wood River, Illinois, Walmart as a white police officer trailed...
THE NATIONAL NEWSPAPER PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION CONTINUES ITS SERIES ON MISSING BLACK WOMEN AND GIRLS. By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Type the name Tawny Reed in the Google search engine and click on “News.” In doing so, one will find among the results, an obscure 1960s Welsh singer named Tawny Reed...
Sha’Teina Grady El was accused of not leaving the scene of a crime before police committed their own crimes. By NewsOne A police officer was recorded on video beating an unarmed Black woman who appeared to be nonviolent until she was brutally accosted without justifiable provocation during the encounter Tuesday night in...
Crusader Staff Report The U.S. Justice Department’s reopened investigation into the brutal 1955 murder of 14-year old Emmett Till could wrap up in weeks, according to a story in the prominent newspaper, The Guardian in London. The investigation was reopened in 2017 after Carolyn Bryant Donham, the former wife of one of the alleged...
Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson and the Gary Redevelopment Commission hosted a groundbreaking ceremony on April 16, 2019 for the next phase of the Buffington Harbor Access Road project. This phase of the project will add two new lanes, one in each direction, to a 1.3-mile-long portion of the access road and...