BY REV. JESSE L. JACKSON SR. December 14, 2019   Chicago: After Selma in 1965, African Americans came north. Mayor Hatcher was one with the most moral authority with the greatest thirst for change. He and Carl Stokes were elected on the same day but; Stokes’ installation was earlier. The political road...
24 years later, Octavius Morris signs second affidavit saying cop forced her to lie convict Roosevelt Myles, who has been in prison for nearly 27 years By Erick Johnson Two sworn affidavits. One eyewitness. One fatal shooting and one false conviction. It’s a story that, for decades, has failed to add...
By Erick Johnson FORT McPHERSON, Ga – Madea would be so proud. Tyler Perry has outdone himself. On his new, sprawling 330-acre studio complex in this Atlanta suburb, one can visit the White House, a classic, grand mansion in the Deep South, a lake cabin and a posh state-of-the art...
By Tom Negovan and WGN Web Desk Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx held a press conference Tuesday after explosive allegations about singer R. Kelly aired in a new Lifetime docuseries. She said she has gotten calls from not just the media, but from families around the Chicago area looking for...
By Aris Folley, The Hill A Black man who was a guest at a hotel in Portland, Ore., was asked to leave by police and hotel staff while he was making a call in the lobby. The Oregonian reported on Wednesday that Jermaine Massey, who is from Washington state, was visiting Portland...
By Chuck Goudie and Barb Markoff, Christine Tressel and Ross Weidner, ABC7 News President Donald Trump has commuted the sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. His 14-year prison sentence is expected to be commuted to time served. Trump spoke to reporters Tuesday afternoon before he boarded Air Force One, calling...
Annette Holt's appointment is the second high-ranking appointment of a Black official in a department that paid out $100 million in settlements for alleged discrimination in its hiring practices Crusader staff report Chicago Fire Department Commissioner Richard T. Ford II on Thursday, November 1, appointed the department’s first Black female deputy...
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...
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Crusader staff report The popular National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) will reopen Tuesday, January 29, the museum announced on its website Monday. But the museum’s popular Sweet Home Café will remain closed indefinitely. The museum and the Smithsonian’s 18 other attractions had been closed since January 2...