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Hadiya Pendleton Killed

Hadiya Pendleton Died 1 Year Ago Wednesday

Posted 01.29.2014 | Chicago

Story by Wendell Hutson, courtesy DNAinfo Chicago: BRONZEVILLE — Hadiya Pendleton's parents Nathaniel and Cleopatra Cowley-Pendleton said if she ...

Suspects In Hadiya Pendleton Murder Make Their Plea

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 05.28.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Two men pleaded not guilty Thursday – one to 141 counts of first-degree murder – in the shooting death of a 15-year-old Chicago...

Still Waiting for a Comprehensive Discussion of Urban Gun Violence

Cathy Cohen | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics
Cathy Cohen

While we mourn Hadiya and all the young people in Chicago who are the victims of gun violence, the Black Youth Project is still waiting for the president to comprehensively address gun violence in the city.

2 Men Charged With Killing 15-Year-Old Obama Inaugural Performer

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 04.13.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Two Chicago gang members charged Monday in the death of a 15-year-old honor student mistook her and her friends for members of a rival...

Michelle Obama To Slain Teen's Friends: 'Stay Strong'

Posted 02.11.2013 | Chicago

Story by Kyla Gardner, courtesy DNAinfo Chicago: WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — First lady Michelle Obama told young friends of slain teen Hadiya Pendleton...

Hundreds Pack South Side Church To Mourn Slain Teen

AP | SARA BURNETT and JASON KEYSER | Posted 04.11.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Hundreds of mourners and dignitaries including first lady Michelle Obama packed the funeral Saturday for a Chicago honor student whose...

No Easy Answer for President Obama on Hadiya Pendleton's Funeral

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 04.07.2013 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The push for Obama to attend Pendleton's funeral begs the question of whether he has a special obligation to appear at every victim of violence's funeral. The answer is no.

Leaders To Obama: Help Stem Hometown Violence

Posted 02.03.2013 | Chicago

Civic leaders at a loss of how to stem Chicago's bloody tide of homicides are calling on the president to help his hometown. "The president's voic...

UPDATE: Tips On Slain Teen's Killer Pour In As Reward Increases Again

Posted 02.02.2013 | Chicago

Updated story The hunt for Hadiya Pendleton's killer continues as the reward for information leading to the shooter's capture more than doubles. ...

WATCH: Slain Teen Made Haunting Anti-Gang PSA

Posted 02.01.2013 | Chicago

"So many children out there are in gangs, and it is your job as students to say no to gangs and yes to a great future." Speaking in an anti-gang PS...

Rahm: 200 Cops On The Move From Desk Jobs To Patrol Duty

Posted 01.31.2013 | Chicago

Updated story Roughly 200 Chicago cops will soon be trading paper work for patrols. Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Thursday he would shift a port...

Teen Who Performed At Inaugural Events Fatally Shot

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 04.01.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- A 15-year-old girl who had performed in President Barack Obama's inauguration festivities is the latest face on the ever-increasing homicid...