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Mae Ya Carter Ryan is a child prodigy who has wowed...

By Erick Johnson, Chicago Crusader At the dining room table in her Bronzeville home sits a talented teenager who has enjoyed more success and met...

Love Beats Rhymes is new film that connects hip hop to...

By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, M.S.J., Chicago Crusader “Love Beats Rhymes” is a film that explores the relationship between hip hop and poetry, with a cast...

Artist, Actor and Philanthropist COMMON joins Allstate Insurance Company and the...

By Allstate Insurance Company/PRNewswire As students prepare to head back to campus this fall, Allstate Insurance Company is encouraging alumni and supporters of Historically Black...

Barbershop 3 full of local references

By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, Chicago Crusader Barbershop: The Next Cut” is full of local references in what I call another love letter or clarion call...

Cutting out crime in Chicago

By Erick Johnson, Chicago Crusader The streets are finally quiet. Calvin Palmer Jr.’s barbershop on the South Side is humming with customers. Gang bangers have...

Celebrities walk the red carpet in Chicago for ‘Barbershop 3: The...

By Jake Hamilton, Fox 32 Chicago On Monday, celebrities walked the red carpet for a movie set in Chicago. It is ‘Barbershop 3: The Next Cut,’...

Is there a new militancy on the rise?

By Vernon A. Williams, Gary Crusader Can you sense a change in the atmosphere? Does your intuition suggest the status quo is in for serious rearranging?...

Theresa Fambro Hooks – an iconic columnist leaves her mark

Her last column ended with a -30- mark, an editing symbol that notes the end of news copy. On Sunday, January 31, Theresa “TeeSee”...