Sunday, January 24, 2021
President and first Black vice president sworn in as era of hope and uncertainty begins By Erick Johnson President Joe Biden was sworn in Wednesday, January 20, at the Capitol on a historic day where he, along with America’s first Black Vice President Kamala Harris, ushered in a new era of...
Kamala Harris is the first woman and the first woman of color to serve as vice president. Democrats will take control of both chambers of Congress. By New York Times Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday, taking office at a...
By Tresa Baldas, Detroit Free Press On his way out of the White House door, President Donald Trump commuted the sentence of ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, freeing him 20 years early for public corruption crimes he was convicted of in 2013, according to the White House. Trump — who like Kilpatrick left office in...
By Maegan Vazquez, CNN A commission stood up by President Donald Trump as a rebuttal to schools applying a more accurate history curriculum around slavery in the US issued its inflammatory report on Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Trump announced that he was establishing the commission last fall, following a slew of Black Lives Matter...
Biden proposes $1,400 direct payments and extending boosted unemployment benefits until September. By Tara Golshan, Arthur Delaney, Jonathan Cohn, and Kevin Robillard, HuffPost President-elect Joe Biden has unveiled an economic relief plan that would deliver $1,400 to most Americans and invest in a national vaccination program  — and also endorses a whole...

The Dream Team

“Go back to South Carolina, go back to Georgia, go back to Louisiana, go back to the slums and ghettos of our northern cities, knowing that somehow this situation can and will be changed.” -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  By Erick Johnson The fallout continues in Washington, D.C. On Wednesday, January 13,...
By Patrick Forrest Governor Eric Holcomb began his second term in office Monday, January 11, after being sworn in during a small, private ceremony at the Indiana State Museum. Holcomb, Attorney General Todd Rokita and Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch all took their oaths of office during the ceremony before...
Bipartisan majority charges him with inciting Capitol riot By Jacob Pramuk, CNBC President Donald Trump, a man hyperaware of his achievements and place in history, added a first to his record on Wednesday. A week before he will leave office, Trump became the first American president impeached by the House twice. The...
Historic victory ushers in new era of Black political power after fall of Michael Madigan Crusader Staff Report In a historic victory, State Representative Emanuel “Chris” Welch, a Democrat from Hillside, was elected Illinois’ first-ever Black House Speaker, ending the long era for veteran State Representative Michael Madigan, while ushering in a...
Crusader Staff Report Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas recently submitted a bill that is the first step toward giving reparations to Black Americans whose lives have been impacted by the slavery of their ancestors. Lee recently introduced H.R. 40, the Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act, to the House Floor. The...