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Where is Alderman Leslie Hairston?

Crusader Staff Report When the Chicago City Council approved the Obama Library on Wednesday, May 23, one councilman noticeably absent was veteran Alderman Leslie Hairston. The...

Obama Foundation to train emerging leaders across Africa

The Obama Foundation recently announced a new addition to its international programs: the Obama Foundation Leaders: Africa. This one-year leadership development and civic engagement...

Still no community benefits agreement

By Erick Johnson, Chicago Crusader Former President Barack Obama made a surprise visit to a large town hall meeting at McCormick Place on Feb. 27,...

‘Shame on You!’

Crusader Staff Report Angry protestors stormed City Hall Wednesday, January 17 to blast Chicago’s Black aldermen after a proposal for the Obama Presidential Center was...

Defiant activists call out Obama

Crusader staff report One week after former President Barack Obama returned to Chicago for his global summit and presidential library, dozens of activists took to...

Obama Foundation announces new additions to Board of Directors

The Obama Foundation announced four new additions to its Board of Directors: Penny Pritzker, former Secretary of Commerce and Founder and Chairman of PSP...

Big unions join coalition for changes in Obama Library

Crusader staff report The fight for a community benefits agreement for the Obama Library received a big boost Wednesday, October 11 when two major unions...

Watch out! Jackson Park group forms for Obama Library

Crusader staff report Obama Library officials, look out. Jackson Park Watch is now an official watchdog organization to protect the neighborhoods surrounding the 500-acre park...

No Community Benefits Agreement but a diversity consultant might do

More than one month after former President Barack Obama said he would not sign a Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) for his multi million dollar...

Obama nixes idea of ‘benefits agreement’ with library neighbors

By CBS Chicago Barack Obama was a surprise participant, via satellite Thursday night, in the latest public meeting on plans for his planned presidential center...