By George E. Curry George Curry Media Columnist If Micah Xavier Johnson’s goal was to support people in Dallas who were protesting the fatal police shootings of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, La. and Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, Minn., he failed miserably. Not only did he not advance the cause...
The Illinois Smart Solar Alliance —a group of local community leaders, businesses and organizations from across Northern Illinois— hosted the first in a series of community events designed to educate communities on the benefit and future of solar energy. As part of its mission, the Alliance seeks to create...
ABC 7’s 190 NORTH, with host Janet Davies, showcases some of the latest and greatest experiences in Chicago’s lifestyle and entertainment scene. This half-hour special airs Sunday, June 26 at 11:00 PM on ABC 7 Chicago. Mark Nilsson and Ji Suk Yi are contributors. The 190 NORTH team, as well...
By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader Veteran Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court Dorothy Brown Tuesday easily won re-election, saying she’s glad that the Cook County Democratic Party “dumped” her. She said the people picked her up as she regained her (independent) voice. Through it all, she said the entire...
By J. Coyden Palmer, Chicago Crusader The up and coming boys basketball program at Kenwood Academy served notice last weekend they plan to be a force to be reckoned with in the coming years. The Broncos lost to heavily favored Simeon 54-49 in a tight contest played at Chicago...

Many years of racism

By Erick Johnson, Chicago Crusader One year, there were plans to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday with fried chicken and a movie that made fun of a Black crime fighter trying to clean up a Black neighborhood. Another year, an email was sent showing a man in a hat holding...
By Will Jones, abc7chicago.com Thousands of Chicago State University students are being forced to change their spring break plans because of lack of state funding. School officials confirm they are accelerating the semester and cancelling spring break, which was scheduled for March 14-19, due to the Illinois state budget impasse. Graduation...
Cora Jakes Coleman, daughter to world renowned Bishop T.D. Jakes, was recently the keynote at Chicago’s Love and Purpose Conference, which took place on January 23rd at the University of Chicago campus. Presented by His Point, Her View, a Christian couples advocacy ministry, the Love and Purpose Conference set...
By Charlene Crowell, NNPA Columnist As communities of color continue to suffer from financial stress, a new research report provides insights as to how the racial wealth divide is in large part created by policy trends that favor the well-to-do at the expense of the majority of the nation. New research...
By George E. Curry, Media Columnist  Since former half-term Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin erupted on the national scene by telling everyone she could see Russia from her perch in Alaska, she has been lecturing everyone about accepting responsibility. For example, speaking to Tea Party supporters in Nashville in 2010, Palin said, “My...