Financier Walter Clark died at the age of 90, on November 15, 2018 at St. Joseph Hospital. His passing was announced by his family. “It is with deep regret that we inform you of the passing of our beloved husband, father, and family member, Walter Clark.” Funeral Services were held Saturday,...
By Crusader editorial board Power and Politics. They both describe the Black vote. In Chicago and America, the Black electorate has gradually increased in value and made headlines as people of color dream bigger and fight harder to push an agenda that has been largely unfulfilled in the political establishment. Now,...
By Patrick Forrest President Donald Trump’s latest selection to the Supreme Court of the United States, federal Judge Amy Coney Barrett, to fill the seat of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, has a local history, having spent three years on the Chicago-based Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. While many...

Our time has finally come

For the last four years, Chicago’s Black community has been deceived, betrayed, humiliated and ignored under the city’s leadership. As glistening skyscrapers sprang up downtown and on the North Side, the South and West Sides languished in poverty. After decades of struggles, fed up, nearly 200,000 Blacks have moved...
Crusader analyses show how Black wards voted in various races By Erick Johnson Businessman Willie Wilson, once a rising star in the Black community, lost all 18 Black wards in a crushing defeat to Senator Dick Durbin in Tuesday’s General Election, according to the Crusader analysis of results released from the...
By Giavonni Nickson In a ceremony filled with pomp and speeches, Jerome Prince was sworn in as Gary’s 21st mayor during an electrifying ceremony Monday at the Genesis Convention Center on December 30, ushering in a continued era of hope for a city that is slowly recovering from years of...
Carolyn B. Jackson announced her candidacy for House District 1 (HD1) on January 6, 2018 in Hammond, which is comprised of Hammond and Whiting. If she wins in November, Jackson, a Hammond Democrat, will be the first African American woman to represent HD1 in Indianapolis. Carolyn stated, “I am...
By Patrice Nkrumah, Chicago Crusader Next week’s municipal elections in the suburbs will have as much drama as hotly contested races in the city usually are. Voters in Markham, Riverdale, South Holland, Broadview and other suburbs with large African American populations will head to the polls April 4 to select...
Brown, who worked tirelessly to help Stacey Abrams become the nation’s first Black woman governor, talks about the divided woman’s vote Once again, white women voters in Georgia didn’t vote in their own best interests during the midterm election for governor. Instead, 76 percent of white women voted for Republican Secretary of...
Cook County’s first Black State’s Attorney silences critics By Erick Johnson Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx won re-election in the General Election Tuesday, November 3, defeating Republican Pat O’Brien in a heated race that eventually vindicated the county’s first Black female prosecutor after a long and tough campaign season. In...