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Chicago Crusader

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]

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

After her landslide victory, Lori Lightfoot speaks to her supporters as the Chicago’s first Black female mayor.
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What Does the Lightfoot Election Mean for Chicago’s Black Businesses?

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “While Mayor Lightfoot will be in control, she faces decades of racism, sexism and corruption ingrained in the city’s systems. She will need continued support to affect real change,” In Our Own Voice founder, president and CEO Marcela Howell said. “Those who joined together to elect Lightfoot must now band with her to address the systemic oppression that cripples Chicago and threatens Black communities.” […read more]

After her landslide victory, Lori Lightfoot speaks to her supporters as the Chicago’s first Black female mayor.
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Lori Lights Up Chicago

NNPA NEWSWIRE — To hundreds of her supporters Lightfoot said, ‘You created more than just history. You created a movement for change. When we started this journey 11 months ago, nobody gave us much of a chance. We were up against powerful interests, a powerful machine and a powerful mayor. [Dr.] Martin Luther King said something when I was very young. Faith, he said, is taking the first step when you can’t see the staircase…We let our faith overcome our fears. […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]

“All African Americans, regardless of their educational and economic accomplishments, have been — and are — at risk in America, simply because of their skin color,” Camille Cosby said.
Chicago Crusader

EXCLUSIVE: Camille Cosby Speaks to the Black Press About Hate Groups, Racism, History and Voting Rights

NNPA NEWSWIRE — Following the murder of her only son, Ennis Cosby, more than 20 years ago in Los Angeles, Mrs. Cosby wrote an essay in which she spoke fiercely about America’s hate and racism. She blamed America for teaching her son’s killer, Mikail Markhasev, to hate black people because of the various and pervasive forms of racism in our society. […read more]

Black History

VIDEO: Obama Presidential Center Gains Final Approval from Chicago City Council

THE CHICAGO CRUSADER — The ordinance passed today includes a master agreement, use agreement, and other agreements between the Foundation and the City, which together outline how the Foundation and the City will work together to ensure the Center is providing substantial public benefits. The Center will include Chicago’s first presidential museum, which will tell the story not just of President and Mrs. Obama but also of those who came before and the power of what ordinary people can do together. T […read more]

Screen capture from police video footage of the killing of Laquan McDonald by Former Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke
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A Crusader Investigation: They Knew but Said Nothing

CHICAGO CRUSADER — A Black teenager was dead and a Chicago police officer was being held responsible for shooting him 16 times. There was a video to prove it and also an FBI and state criminal investigation to find out why Officer Jason Van Dyke needed to shoot Laquan McDonald so many times on October 20, 2014. On April 13, 2015, six Black aldermen were among 18 aldermen given these facts at a City Hall meeting. Corporation Counsel Steve Patton wanted to quickly get approval of a $5 million settlement before the mother of a dead son took her story public with a wrongful death lawsuit. […read more]