By J. Coyden Palmer, Chicago Crusader When billionaire Jay Robert (J.B.) Pritzker announced he would be running for governor of Illinois at a South Side park last week, there were many influential Black leaders in attendance. Speaking at the Grand Crossing Park field house, Pritzker said it is time the...
By Erick Johnson, Gary Crusader Gary Schools Superintendent Cheryl Pruitt went on medical leave days before the school board voted to temporarily replace her with assistant superintendent, Dr. Cordia Moore. It was a meeting that forced board president, Rosie Washington, to abruptly end it after board member, Carlos Tolliver, went...
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...
Purdue University Northwest (PNW) is celebrating Women’s History Month the remainder of March with a variety of public events on its Westville and Hammond campuses. The remaining month’s events center on the theme, “Living and Working in a Political World.” Events are free and open to the public, unless noted...
By Carmen M. Woodson-Wray, Gary Crusader Many things have come to womankind surprisingly things such as the right to vote, the right to own property and perhaps less surprisingly, the existence of the month of March as Women's History Month. It is the celebration of women’s contributions to history, culture...
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...
A Democratic party-wide reorganization caucus has been set for March 4 at Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Merrillville. State Democratic party bylaws require reorganization every four years of the various local Democratic party organizations. Two candidates are seeking to replace Lake County Sheriff John Buncich as party chair....
By Erick Johnson, Chicago Crusader Riding a wave of big endorsements and political contributions, Sophia King cruised to victory in the 4th Ward aldermanic race on Tuesday, February 28, defying critics who doubted her chances because of her ties to Mayor Rahm Emanuel. With nearly 63 percent of the vote, King...
Early voting began Monday, February 13 for the special election for the 4th Ward alderman’s seat. Voters have begun choosing among five candidates who are seeking to replace Will Burns, who resigned in 2016 to take a job with the travel accommodations company Airbnb. One of the candidates is Interim...
Crusader staff report The political race for 4th Ward alderman heated up on Monday, January 30 when former President Barack Obama endorsed Sophia King, a rare move for an ex-commander in chief to get involved in city politics. Voters in the 4th ward will go to the polls on February 28...