By J. Coyden Palmer, Chicago Crusader The hotly contested and controversial race for mayor in south suburban Dolton went down to the wire and still might not be over. Incumbent Riley Rogers defeated challengers Stanley Brown and Duane Muhammad by garnering 48.1% of the vote. Rogers defeated Brown by only...
The historic choice makes the California senator the first Black and South Asian woman to run as vice president for a major party. By Amanda Terkel and Nick Visser, Huff Post Joe Biden has tapped Kamala Harris as his vice presidential running mate, choosing one of the Democratic Party’s most visible stars and...
New data may shed more light on runoff race By Erick Johnson Lori Lightfoot beat 13 candidates and forced a runoff with political heavyweight Toni Preckwinkle without winning a single predominately Black ward, according to information released Wednesday by the Chicago Board of Elections. The Crusader examined data from the city’s 18...
What did America learn from the Kerner Report's study of the civil disorder from the 60s  Rev. Marvin Gaye Hunter, pastor of the Grace Memorial Church, 1457 So. Kenneth Avenue in Chicago, is hosting and chairing a panel and town hall discussion 4 p.m., Wednesday, July 15th, streaming live from his...
Crusader Staff Report Former Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said he would not have any trouble winning the Black vote in his campaign for mayor. McCarthy made the comment during an interview with CBS2 Chicago. McCarthy is about to announce his bid for mayor in a race that will put him...
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Once a legal counsel for Senator Mitch McConnell, he became the first Republican to be elected to the office in more than 70 years. By Daniel Victor, New York Times Daniel Cameron, a former legal counsel for Senator Mitch McConnell, won his race for attorney general of Kentucky on Tuesday,...
By Erick Johnson Chicago’s Black neighborhoods were flooded with big lines and long wait times on the first day of expanded early voting in the city’s 50 wards. In the city’s Black wards on the South and West sides, voters packed newly opened early voting locations. Wearing face masks, voters struggled...
Crusader Staff Report The fatal police shooting of a Black man in South Shore during the weekend set off a new wave of anger in the Black community, where a string of protests have renewed calls for police reform and criticisms of Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson by Black leaders. The shooting...
On the first of a two-day Fairness hearing on whether a federal judge should accept the Chicago Police Department's consent decree, Reverend Jesse Jackson, and supporters Tuesday said the decree is needed, given the long and abusive history of the police department toward the city’s citizens. They made their remarks...