By Chinta Strausberg Concern that more than 30 percent of COVID-19 cases are African American though they are just 12.7 percent of the U.S. population, Rev. Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. is presenting a virtual national town hall meeting Thursday, April 30, 2020, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. to...
Former President Barack Obama Sends Inspirational Message to Class of 2020; Mayor Lori Lightfoot Makes Live Appearance To Offer Congratulations ABC 7 keeps the party going for Chicago’s 2020 graduates!  Following the city-wide graduation special at 1 PM, Cheryl Burton and Hosea Sanders go live for GRADUATION 2020: THE AFTER...
WASHINGTON – In the interim emergency relief package that was recently signed into law and replenished the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) with $310 billion, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), Chair of the House Financial Services Committee, led the fight to target $60 billion of those funds towards small, minority, and women...
By Patrice Nkrumah, Chicago Crusader On the same day when one million people gathered to pay homage to their hometown hero LeBron James in Cleveland after winning their first NBA title in the city’s history, fans in Chicago had mixed feelings about the Chicago Bulls trading South Side native Derrick...
NEWARK – On July 2, 2020 the board of directors of EBONY Magazine agreed to a leadership change and the removal of Chief Executive Officer Willard Jackson, Jr.  Several weeks ago, the board commissioned an independent inquiry into a number of transactions led by Mr. Jackson and the investigation is ongoing.   “The...
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ABC 7’s 190 NORTH, with host Janet Davies, showcases some of the latest and greatest experiences in Chicago’s lifestyle and entertainment scene. This half-hour special airs Sunday, June 26 at 11:00 PM on ABC 7 Chicago. Mark Nilsson and Ji Suk Yi are contributors. The 190 NORTH team, as well...
On Friday, November 2, 2018, the Katie Hall Educational Foundation, Inc., the Gary Public Library, and the Art, Culture, and History Committee of the Gary Common Council will sponsor the “Former U.S. Representative Katie Hall and the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Holiday Law Signing at 35” program. The event...
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...
After years of filing requests to IPRA, Roosevelt Myles learned from the Crusader that the police review agency closed his last complaint and never told the wrongfully-convicted man that they won’t investigate a cop who helped put him behind bars by coercing confessions from the state's eyewitness By Erick Johnson In...