Teens and police unite for 5-on-5 basketball tournament

Teenagers from seven different communities within Thornton Township teamed together with police officers in the first annual Taste of Thornton Township Basketball Tournament as...

Gary for Life Basketball League Tuesdays and Thursdays

The Gary for Life Basketball League has been burning up the court on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Hudson-Campbell Fitness Center. The League’s inaugural...

United Negro College Fund salutes Chicago Football Classic Founders

The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) will salute the co-founders of the Chicago Football Classic – Larry Huggins and brothers Timothy J. Rand and...

TBLA girls’ track team ranks top in the state

The Thea Bowman track team competed in their season opener at the De La Salle Institute Indoor Invitational in late February. The invitational consisted...

Public League Dominates State Basketball Tournament

By Patrice Nkrumah, Chicago Crusader The Chicago Public League served notice to the rest of the state last weekend that boys’ basketball is their sport....

Orr Wins First State Title in School History

By Patrice Nkrumah, Chicago Crusader While the student population at Orr Academy has plummeted to 376 students, the basketball culture at the West Side school...

Gary’s basketball star shines at Emporia State

By Carmen M. Woodson-Wray, Gary Crusader The family of Kelly Moten is extremely proud of her. Not only because she will be graduating from Emporia...

Marshall Defeats Simeon to Take Third Place at State

By Patrice Nkrumah, Chicago Crusader Dorothy Gaters, the winningest high school basketball coach in Illinois, led her team to a third place finish last weekend...

Zero Wins for $99,996 a year? Only at Chicago State

By J. Coyden Palmer, Chicago Crusader When Gov. Bruce Rauner called a press conference last month to announce he was filling vacant Board of...

Open Letter on the IHSAA Ruling From a Student’s Perspective

Dear IHSAA: The recent ruling by the Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) prohibits every athlete in every sport at Thea Bowman Leadership Academy (TBLA)...