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Boykin says ‘Black-on-Black crime is genocide’

By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader Speaking at the first of nine town hall meetings searching for viable solutions to the rise in violence, Cook County...

Black contractors unite for bigger slice of pie

By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader In celebration of the 14th annual Contractor’s Day, Omar Shareef, president and founder of the African American Contractor’s Association (AACA),...

Hillary Clinton to speak at Women’s Luncheon

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will be the keynote speaker at the International Women’s Luncheon on Monday, June 27 at the Hyatt Regency McCormick...

Lightford vows Black Caucus will fight to end for equity

By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader As the second fiscal year approaches with no state budget in sight, Illinois Senator Kimberly A. Lightford (D-4th), Saturday said...

17-year-old ordained minister aims to be governor in 2038 

 By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader At 17, Zachary Love is an ordained minister, the national youth president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition and a founding...

Rainbow PUSH to stress voting rights at convention

The Rainbow PUSH Coalition and the Citizenship Education Fund are bringing Silicon Valley to Chicago this summer for the human rights organization’s 45th annual...

Honored Laquan McDonald activist launches campaign 

By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader William Calloway, the activist whose persistence led to the release of the infamous Laquan McDonald police video, has started a...

Moms call for safer parks as summer nears 

By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader Mothers of Slain Children, Rainbow PUSH Coalition officials and supporters last weekend called for safer parks and resources to help...

Leaders rally to support $50M youth jobs bill

By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin’s (1st) $50 million jobs and community stabilization plan received a huge boost from a number...

PUSH Excel takes 68 youth on HBCU tour

By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader Rev. Janette Wilson, national executive director for PUSH for Excellence, was literally on the road with 68 youth between the...