Crusader Staff Report Several of America's biggest retail companies and supermarkets are hiring tens of thousands to meet demands of a U.S. economy that's battered by the novel coronavirus. Walmart, the world's largest brick-and-mortar retailer, said it will hire 150,000 new employees through the end of May to work in stores, clubs, and distribution...
The award-winning executive editor of South Carolina’s Greenville News will become the first African American and the first woman to serve as executive editor of The Indianapolis Star, parent company Gannett announced Wednesday. Katrice Hardy, who joined Gannett in 2016, also has served as the USA TODAY Network’s regional editor...
By Robert Feder Colleagues are remembering Bob Petty as a pioneering African-American news anchor, reporter and public-affairs host at ABC-owned WLS-Channel 7for more than three decades. Petty died of lung cancer Tuesday at his home in Hyde Park. He was 79. “Bob Petty was an outstanding journalist, giving voice to...
Forget about the glitz and glossy images of South Beach. The Super Bowl will once again be held in Miami Gardens, a predominately Black city that for years has been on the sidelines watching affluent towns in South Florida reap big bucks from fancy hotels, lavish parties and round-the-clock...
The deadline was November 26, 2019. By that time, 35 days had gone by for the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office to file a response to an appeal by Roosevelt Myles, a wrongfully-convicted Chicago man, who has spent 28 years in prison, experiencing decades of delays and frustrations. When...
By Erick Johnson MIAMI-It was a service that drew mourners from across the country. The funeral of The Miami Times’ Garth Basil Coleridge Reeves, Sr. on Friday, December 6 was a grand sendoff that to many, was a fitting tribute to the esteemed patriarch and former publisher of Florida’s oldest Black,...
Crusader Staff Report Mayor Lori Lightfoot late Thursday replaced her communications director hours after Marielle Sainvillus resigned amid questions. Michael Crowley, who served as chief of staff for After School Matters, was hired as Lightfoot's new communications director. He will be responsible for working directly with the press and overseeing a...
Russ Ewing the legendary television newsman who for decades built a stellar career that drew dozens of suspects to turn themselves in, has died. He was 95. Ewing died while in hospice care on Tuesday, June 24 at his home in Paw Paw, Michigan. Ewing started his career when there were...
By Erick Johnson WVON colleagues and listeners are stunned and saddened after popular WVON Alpheus “Insane Ywain" Fields died from a heart attack at his home on Saturday night, May 18. He was 57. Fields was host of “The B-Sides” on WVON. Few details are available about Field’s death. WVON Gospel Host Pam...
The WVON1690 “Cliff Kelley and the Professor Jonathan Jackson” radio show celebrated its 10 year anniversary with light refreshments and dynamic music by Maurice Mahone at Pearl’s Place on December 18. The event was hosted Jonathan’s sister, Santita Jackson. Jackson is affectionately called, “The Professor” by radio personality and...