Robert Keegan's use of deadly force exists in a dark thread where Black people are routinely killed because of white fear. By Charise Frazier, NewsOne The autopsy report for a Black teen shot and killed goes directly against the account of the white man accused of murdering him after a heated confrontation...
Crusader Staff Report A former Chicago State University professor has been indicted on federal fraud charges for allegedly embezzling more than $650,000 from a national student organization committed to improving minority representation in the pharmacy industry. That group, the Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA), filed a federal lawsuit against Coleman in...
By Dillon Bergin Searchlight New Mexico Rodney Applewhite, 25, was driving through New Mexico recently on his way to Arizona to spend Thanksgiving with his mother and other family members. Just outside Los Lunas, on the last leg of a trip that started in South Bend, Ind., a New Mexico State...
By Patrick Forrest A new piece of legislation would make Illinois the first state in America to do away with the system of cash bail that many have viewed as a pillar of institutional racism within the justice system. The bill, which was introduced last week, would ensure that people accused...
Crusader Staff Report Indiana Attorney General Cur­tis Hill has been ordered to pay more than $19,000 after he was accused of groping a state lawmak­er and three women during a par­ty in 2018. The order, issued November 20 by the Indiana Supreme Court, directs Hill to pay a total of $19,068.54. To...
Multi-racial coalition demand meeting with Governor By Chinta Strausberg A coalition of healthcare workers, elected officials and civil rights activists on Tuesday, November 24 called on Governor J. B. Pritzker to use his political might to save Mercy Hospital, which is the safety net for Black and brown people on the...
Crusader Staff Report Gary police officer Isaiah Price, who fatally shot 25-year-old Rashad Cunningham in August, 2019 will not face criminal charges. Lake County Prosecutor Bernard Carter announced Thursday, No­vember 19 that Price would not be charged in the shooting, follow­ing a “thorough and extensive re­view of the evidence.” The gunshot...
Historic bond of veteran House speaker tested by ComEd bribery scandal By Erick Johnson For decades, Black lawmakers in the Illinois House have supported veteran House Speaker Michael Madigan on his bills and legislative agendas. Few lawmakers—Black or white—have dared to oppose Madigan or cross the “Madigan Machine” that has had...
The Indiana Family and Social Ser­vices Administration’s Division of Mental Health and Addiction  announced a series of pilot pro­grams designed to increase access to mental health care for inmates in In­diana county jails. The pilot programs will focus on individuals found incompetent to stand trial who are awaiting place­ment in...
By Erick Johnson Yes, he can. And yes, he’s doing it again with “A Promised Land.” If you want to check out former President Barack Obama’s new memoir from the Chicago Pub­lic Library, get ready to wait a long time. As of Monday evening, there were 1,088 people waiting for only...