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Thursday is usually music royalty’s final day on earth

By Erick Johnson, Chicago Crusader Thursday, the fifth day of the week, seems to be a day where the world’s biggest honorific names in music...

The truth about diabetes

By Erick Johnson and J. Coyden Palmer, Chicago Crusader Something was clearly wrong with Doug Banks when he appeared at V-103’s splashy booth at the...

WBEZ examines segregation on the South Side

By Gene Demby, npr.com There's a strong argument to be made that Chicago's South Side is the cultural capital of black America, a place that...

A forgotten piece of history

By Erick Johnson, Chicago Crusader The roof is coming apart. The creaky wooden porch is aging with growing cracks. And the navy blue paint that...

Until the story of Blacks can be broadened, suspend your TV...

By Vernon A. Williams, Gary Crusader Let’s get one thing straight from the start, brothers and sisters. We are NOT the descendants of slaves. Our proud...