Nola Adé
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How Nola Ade’s Stella Performance at Black Women’s Expo Blew the Crowd

CHICAGO CRUSADER — Just days after announcing the release of her new single, Nola Ade mesmerized the crowd at the Black Women’s Expo on Saturday, April 13th, Nola strutted onto the main stage and immediately commanding the eager audience’s attention with her hit single, Good Feelin’. […read more]

Natalie Graves

Black Folks Get Depressed Too!

CHICAGO CRUSADER — According to the National Alliance on Mental Health “an estimated 16 million American adults—almost 7% of the population—had at least one major depressive episode in the past year. People of all ages and all racial, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds experience depression…” Yes, that includes Black people! […read more]

Event Coordinator Veroniqca Kozel and her son Brody look at locations for a future fundraiser.

NICU mom uses pain to strengthen bond with women

CHICAGO CRUSADER — Veroniqca Kozel has encountered loss and heartbreak, but she has used that pain to motivate her in her position as event coordinator with Emma’s Footprints. Emma’s Footprints plans events and fundraisers for families who have babies in the neonatal intensive care unit or have experienced the loss of an infant. […read more]

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Lucky Weekend in Illinois Produces Three Big Winners

CHICAGO CRUSADER — The Illinois Lottery urges the lucky winners to sign the back of the ticket and keep it in a safe place until they call 1-800-252-1775 or visit one of the Lottery’s five Prize Centers in Chicago, Des Plaines, Rockford, Springfield or Fairview Heights. Winners have one year from the original drawing date to claim their prize. […read more]

Lori Roper, Supervisor of attorneys in the Public Defender’s office Veterans Treatment Court, fielded listeners’ questions along with America’s Heroes host Cliff Kelley during the March 30 show.

Veterans Treatment Court offers a fresh start

CHICAGO CRUSADER — Many young men and women enlist in the Armed Forces because they believe in the mission of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines or Coast Guard. They serve our country unselfishly, with bravery and honor. But sometimes our soldiers return from service with issues that need to be addressed. Unfortunately for some, the issues take the form of mental health, drug health or emotional issues. It is at this intersection that a veteran can pick up an arrest that leads him or her to Veterans Treatment Court. […read more]

Vietnam Veteran and Host Cliff Kelley converse with Navy Veteran 3rd Class Petty Officer Ken Porter about the significance of Millennials becoming educated and empowered through Civil Action.
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America’s Heroes Group talks with millennial veterans

CHICAGO CRUSADER — Veteran Marine Corps Corporal Claude Fields III was the call-in guest panelist on the America’s Heroes Group radio talk show on Saturday March 16. Fields conversed with host Cliff Kelley regarding his dissatisfaction with what he describes as his “horrible living conditions.” Fields resides in Riverside, CA, where he rents an apartment. […read more]