By Tyler Vazquez, Florida Today Burial services for Sincere Pierce at Riverview Memorial Gardens ended abruptly Saturday afternoon when an unknown gunman fired a single shot and hit the deceased's mother. The gunfire came as guests were paying their last respects to the 18-year-old, one of two teens killed Nov. 13 by a Brevard...
Crusader Staff Report New Orleans Congressman Cedric Richmond, who once served as the leader of the Congressional Black Caucus, will be President-elect Joe Biden’s director of the White House Office of Public Engagement. Richmond, 47, made the announcement last week after spending the last decade in the U.S. House of Representatives...
By Patrick Forrest Community Hospital is one of five healthcare facilities in Indi­ana to receive the first doses of a COVID-19 vaccine next month, according to Indiana State Depart­ment of Health officials. The an­nouncement comes as the nation and Northwest Indiana prepare for a Thanksgiving likely to be unlike...
By J. Coyden Palmer The NFL announced on November 17 that for the first time in league history, one of its games will feature an all African American officiating crew for the game on November 23 between the visiting Los Angeles Rams and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Jerome Boger will...
Robert Keegen has been charged with murder in the shooting of an Oregon teen By Tonya Pendleton, The Grio In an eerie echo of the Jordan Davis case, an Oregon man has been arrested and charged with the murder of a teenager in a hotel parking lot over loud music. As reported...
Mayor and health commissioner plead for residents to stay home during Thanksgiving By Erick Johnson A total of 97 Gary residents have died from COVID-19 and 2,922 have been infected with the virus in the city since the outbreak began in March, according to Gary Health Commissioner Dr. Roland Walker. Walker delivered...
Goalsetter aims to narrow the wealth gap between Blacks and whites. By Christian Spencer, The Grio Black families could save money on Black Friday by using a Black-owned app called Goalsetter. Created by Tanya Van Court, Goalsetter.co is a financial literacy app geared for children and aimed at narrowing the wealth...
By Erick Johnson Morgan Park resident Catherine Townsend has made a 107-year-old Chicago holiday tradition sparkle. For the first time in the city’s history, Townsend is the first resident in Chicago to donate the Christmas tree in Millennium Park. She is also the first Black donor to hold the honor...
ABC 7 More people are expected to do their Black Friday shopping online this year due to concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. Cyber Monday is also an option. If you're in that category, there's a new warning about scams you should know about. Steve Bernas of the Better Business Bureau said because Friday...

Daring to dream in a pandemic

As dozens of Chicago restaurants close their doors, Monica Haslip holds a ribbon cutting ceremony for her eatery, Carver 47 as a tribute to pioneer George Washington Carver By Erick Johnson The aroma of Black Cat Double Expresso wafted through the room as fresh apple cider tonic and blueberry muffins enticed...