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Obama Presidential Library pushed back to 2019

Crusader Staff Report Construction of the Obama Presidential Center and Library will not begin until 2019, officials from the Obama Foundation said last week. The...

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 launches New Career Page and Internship Application

The Obama Foundation launched a new opportunities page on Obama.org and announced Stacey D. Mitchell as the new Director of People. As Director of People,...

‘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...

Obama Foundation plans new parking garage across proposed library

The Obama Foundation on Tuesday, August 23, announced its proposal for a combined park and parking facility on an underutilized section of the Midway...

Obama Presidential Center – How Black Will It Be? – Part...

Beyond the Rhetoric By Harry C. Alford So far, the Obama Legacy is surprisingly lacking in Black participation. During his two presidential administrations, Black business participation...

Obama aims to silence critics with presidential center

By Lee Edwards and Erick Johnson It will be big, impressive and very expensive. Chicago and the nation finally got a glimpse of a project that...

Foundation considers closing roads in Jackson Park for Obama Library

The Obama Foundation is considering closing parts of Cornell Drive to create a pedestrian campus around the future $500 million Obama Presidential Center in...

GAME OVER?

By J. Coyden Palmer, Chicago Crusader The consequences of building the Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park will mean the displacement of thousands of city...