By Craig Wall, ABC7 News The City of Chicago launched a city-wide effort to recruit and hire contact tracers with about 500 jobs available. The hiring is being done through 31 different community based organizations through a $56 million grant from the federal government. The idea is to create jobs that benefit...
Civil rights activist for 44 years By Chinta Strausberg Funeral services are pending for 58-year-old activist Mark Allen who made his transition at 9:37 a.m. Saturday, September 12, 2020, at the University of Chicago Hospital with his family and friends by his bedside and just minutes after Rev. Jesse L. Jackson,...
Crusader Staff Report An equity firm has been approved by the Gary Redevelopment Commission to purchase the historic South Gleason Park Golf Course and Gilroy Stadium. But few councilmen know what the firm, Bradford Equities Management LLC, will do with the property once the purchase goes through. In a special Zoom...
Roderick Wilson was in a ride-share vehicle stopped for a busted tail light. By Bill Hutchinson, ABC News A white Georgia sheriff's deputy seen in a viral video repeatedly punching a Black man who was pinned to the ground has been fired after the man's family demanded he be released from...
By Pamela Kirkland, CNN "Welcome to Freedom!" exclaims real estate agent Ashley Scott as she surveys the nearly 97 acres of land that she and a group of 19 Black families purchased in August. "I'm hoping that it will be a thriving safe haven for people of color, for Black families...
Leaders hold groundbreaking ceremony to kick off $34 million renovation project Crusader Staff Report Elegant courtyards. Scenic walkways. Historic tours. Six years after President Barack Obama declared it a National Monument, work officially began Labor Day Weekend on the Pullman Clock Tower. It joins a wave of projects that are part of...
By Patrick Forrest Congressman Danny Davis’ office recognized Labor Day with the chairman of Chicago Black United Communities, Eddie Read, putting a spotlight on the need for more Black workers in trade professions, an issue the group has highlighted since the 1970s. In the past, the group’s tactic has been to...
Crusader Staff Report Gary residents who travel to Chicago for work can continue commuting with no restrictions after the nation’s third largest city on Tuesday, September 8 decided not to place Indiana on its quarantine list. The decision relieved concerns among thousands of residents in Northwest Indiana who work in...
By Jamie Gangel, Jeremy Herb and Elizabeth Stuart, CNN President Donald Trump admitted he knew weeks before the first confirmed US coronavirus death that the virus was dangerous, airborne, highly contagious and "more deadly than even your strenuous flus," and that he repeatedly played it down publicly, according to legendary...
With nearly two weeks before the deadline, 177,000 households in Black wards haven’t been counted By Erick Johnson Chicago’s predominately Black wards are in danger of being heavily undercounted with just two weeks left before the 2020 deadline, according to a Crusader analysis of the ward reports, which tracks the response...