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Hadiya Pendleton

America's Broken Hearts

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Our nation's children and families have suffered enough broken hearts. We are determined that children get a vote on common-sense gun safety measures to protect them from guns. Take action with us.

Mr. President: Break the Silence on Problems Beyond Guns

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 04.16.2013 | Impact
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International By Dallas Donnell, Black Youth Project It is truly heartbreaking to post article after article chronicling the decimatio...

Education Will Help Save Youth From Gun Violence

Ximena N. Beltran | Posted 04.17.2013 | Chicago
Ximena N. Beltran

This issue isn't about helping those less fortunate then ourselves. The reality is we're losing people better than ourselves. It's time we accept that we are all equal and by helping our neighbors, we're helping ourselves.

Standing Up to the Gun Lobby

Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics
Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner

This Valentine's Day, I can't help but also think of the families who are missing people due to gun violence -- and about the importance of making our communities safer for everyone. To be blunt: Our nation can't wait any longer for common-sense gun laws.

Mark Kirk Wants To Name Gun Safety Bill For Hadiya Pendleton

Posted 02.14.2013 | Chicago

Hoping to honor the life of slain inaugural performer Hadiya Pendleton, Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk announced his plan to name a bipartisan gun safety bil...

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.

Obama Mentions Hadiya Pendleton In State Of The Union

Posted 02.13.2013 | Chicago

The parents of slain Chicago 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton were there as President Barack Obama told America the story of their daughter's tragic end d...

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...

Joe Walsh Blasts First Lady For Attending Hadiya Pendleton Funeral

Posted 02.08.2013 | Chicago

Making good on his threat promise that he's not going away, ex-Congressman Joe Walsh reared his head Friday morning to blast the first lady for travel...

Never Would Have Made It Without You, Rosa Parks

Reverend Charles E. Williams II | Posted 04.10.2013 | Black Voices
Reverend Charles E. Williams II

The struggle continues, but to really appreciate the dedication of those of old, we must continue the struggle. We never would have made it without Rosa Parks and we will not make it without you.

Lasting Peace

Robert Koehler | Posted 04.09.2013 | Impact
Robert Koehler

No one "in charge" has a commitment to actual, holistic change -- you know, to the creation of a lasting peace -- because, whatever that might mean, it would be asking too much. What we need is transformation.

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...

A Tale of Two Cities -- in One City

Matthew Bailey | Posted 04.03.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Bailey

My favorite place in the world is two racially separated sub-cities. I only really know half of this city. I don't know the solution, but I know this is a problem; segregation makes people dumb and segregation enables racism and racism is a worthless poison that has inflicted this country since its birth.

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. ...

Un-Breaking News: Editing Life and Death in Age of Digital Media

Mark Cassello | Posted 04.03.2013 | Chicago
Mark Cassello

The media's extensive coverage of Hadiya Pendleton's murder is absolutely appropriate. However, it also highlights the reality that only a handful of Chicago's murder victims receive such thoughtful and humanizing coverage in the mainstream press.

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...

Chicago Teen's Slaying Strikes A Chord Nationwide

Posted 01.31.2013 | Chicago

News of the tragic shooting death of a 15-year-old girl in Chicago reached as far as a Senate hearing on gun control laws and prompted a response from...