A rich past, but a bleak future

By Erick Johnson, Gary Crusader For nearly a century, it stood on West 25th Avenue producing a distinguished crop of prominent alumni who built powerful...

Reimagining the University: A New Paradigm for Racial Justice

This is my 20th year as an administrator in higher education. I've negotiated hunger strikes, sit-ins, and many other forms of protest and dissent...

NBCI’s 34,000 Black Churches Declare Mayor Rahm Emanuel Morally Unfit to...

NBCI supportsIllinois State Representative La Shawn K. Ford’s request for federal investigation The National Black Church Initiative(NBCI), a faith-based coalition of 34,000 churches comprised of...

Rosa Parks’ family loses legal battle with Target

Civil Rights icon Rosa Parks Big-box retailer was accused of violating the Civil Rights icon's name and likeness According to reports, a federal appeals court recently...

Grand dame of politics calls it quits

State Senator Earline Rogers Earline Rogers announces retirement after 34 years in the State Legislature State Senator Earline Rogers is retiring after serving decades in public...

Janet Jackson Shares Video Message: ‘I Do not Have Cancer’

Janet Jackson tweeted a video post refuting rumors that she has cancer, which included lyrics to her 'Unbreakable track, "The Great Forever" "I'm recovering," singer...

State trooper who arrested Sandra Bland indicted for perjury, will be...

Sandra Bland (File photo) A Texas state trooper was indicted by a grand jury Wednesday on a perjury charge stemming from the July traffic stop...

Councilman may take his oath of office in jail

Robert Battle Robert Battle, a councilman for East Chicago starts the new year in federal custody, awaiting trial this summer on drug and homicide charges. But...

‘The Lion King’ continues through January 17

The Lion King (Photo credit Joan Marcus) Award-wining musical breaks record for highest-grossing week in Chicago Theatrical history at the Cadillac Palace Theatre Broadway In Chicago...

As Justices weigh Affirmative Action, Michigan offers an alternative

Kedra Ishop, the enrollment manager at the University of Michigan, helped increase the number of minority students in the 2015 freshman class. Credit Laura...