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 award-winning journalist filed a complaint with the EEOC alleging racial discrimination she experienced at WJTV. By Christina Santi, Ebony Magazine Brittany Noble, 32, a former news anchor at WJTV, a local station in Jackson, Mississippi, has reportedly been fired after filing formal complaints about discrimination in the workplace. In a personal...
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...
Committee will support and advise Governor-elect on K-12 and higher education policy areas Illinois Governor-elect J.B. Pritz- ker has named Chicago State University President Zaldwaynaka (“Z”) Scott to the transition’s Educational Success Committee, introducing the committee earlier today at a press conference held at Genevieve Melody STEM Elementary School. The Committee...
Crusader staff report Congressman Bobby Rush on Thursday, November 15, declared a boycott on Target after executives for the retailer in a private meeting declined to reverse its decision to close its Chatham and Morgan Park stores in February. Rush is urging residents to not shop on Black Friday, November 23,...
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...
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...
New Primetime Television Series, 'Take on America'  OZY Media, the daily information source for important stories told nowhere else, today announced their fourth primetime television show, Take On America, a groundbreaking series of televised town halls confronting the country’s most pressing issues through the lens of race. The series premieres on Thursday, October 18,...