Sunday, March 7, 2021

Inaugural poet Amanda Gorman to perform at Super Bowl

By Analis Amanda Gorman, the 22-year-old poet who captured the nation's attention at the presidential inauguration, will be among the performers on Super Bowl Sunday, the...

Baseball’s Home Run King And Civil Rights Icon Hank Aaron Dead...

The baseball hero overcame defining odds as one of the most prolific athletes over the last century. By Charise Frazier, NewsOne Major League Baseball hero Hank Aaron...

Former NFL fullback Tim Lester dies from COVID-19 complications at 52

By Alex Butler, UPI Former NFL fullback TIm Lester has died of complications from COVID-19. He was 52. Lester's family said he tested positive for COVID-19...

Bulls fall 130-127 to Los Angeles Clippers on the road

The Chicago Bulls dropped their third straight game with a 130-127 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday, January 10, on the road. The...

Longtime Basketball Coach Donnie Kirksey succumbs to COVID-19

By J. Coyden Palmer Donnie Kirksey was a lifelong Chicagoan who helped thousands of basketball players during his career as a coach. Kirksey, 57, died...

Illinois “Next Level Athletics” football team crowned National Champs

Joseph G. Phillips, Sports Editor The Chicago Crusader Newspaper Residing in the state of Illinois, the Next Level Athletics Pop Warner football team made history this...

MLB Now Recognizes Negro League As A Major League

This move comes 70 years after the Negro Leagues dissolved. By Brooklyn White, ESSENCE The MLB has announced it will finally recognize former Negro League players...

Fighting Illini fall 81-78 to Missouri, in “Braggin’ Rights Game”

Joseph G. Phillips, Sports Editor The Chicago Crusader Newspaper The sixth ranked Fighting Illini fell to 4-2 on the season after losing 81-78 to the Missouri...

Bears Dominate Houston Texans 36-7 at Soldier Field

By Joseph G. Phillips, Sports Editor The Chicago Crusader Newspaper The Chicago Bears improved to 6-7 on the season with a 36-7 victory over the Houston Texans...

Lovie Smith out as head football coach of Illinois Fighting Illini...

By Adam Rittenberg and Mark Schlabach, ESPN Lovie Smith is out as Illinois' head football coach after five seasons, the school announced Sunday. Illinois called a...