Hadiya Pendleton

First Lady Michelle Obama honored a slain honor student during an emotional speech to hundreds of teenagers at King College Prep High School in Chicago Tuesday evening.…

An angry President Barack Obama blasted the National Rifle Association (NRA) and senators who voted to defeat a bi-partisan bill to expand background checks for gun sales yesterday (April 17). A proposal to ban some semi-automatic weapons modeled after military assault weapons was also defeated. The votes were on a series of amendments to a […]

First Lady Michelle Obama returned to Chicago on Wednesday to join Mayor Rahm Emmanuel and prominent business leaders in hopes of raising  awareness and money…

 Today in Chicago, Illinois, President Barack Obama will travel to Hyde Park Academy to discuss proposals unveiled in his State of the Union address (SOTU)…

In his first State of the Union address since being re-elected, President Barack Obama again urged a deeply divided Congress to come together to help solve the nation’s fiscal problems and strengthen the middle class. “We have cleared away the rubble of crisis, and we can say with renewed confidence that the state of our […]

Two alleged Chicago gang members have been arrested in the shooting death of 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton and are scheduled to appear in Cook County Criminal Court today for a bond hearing. As we previously reported, Pendleton was shot and killed in South Side Chicago one week after participating in President Obama’s Inauguration festivities in Washington, […]

Chicago police are currently investigating two men suspected in the shooting death of 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton (pictured) and reportedly plan to bring charges against the…

Hadiya Pendleton was laid to rest today in Chicago and, though her funeral was attended by high profile politicos and community activists, her family insisted…

First Lady Michelle Obama will attend Saturday’s funeral in Chicago for 15-year-old murder victim Hadiya Pendleton, who was shot and killed last week about a mile from the Obama’s South Side home. Pendleton had participated in Inaugural festivities in Washington, D.C. a week before her death. She was an honor student at King College Prep […]

Hadiya Pendleton, the 15-year-old Chicago teen who was gunned down in South Side Chicago’s Harsh park on Tuesday afternoon after school, appeared in a 2008 anti-gang PSA when she was in the 6th grade. As we previously reported, Hadiya performed at the Inauguration of President Obama just over one week ago. The president has not […]

The out-of-control gun violence that has gripped Chicago hit especially close to home for President Obama. A 15-year-old girl who performed at some of President Obama’s recent inauguration events has been shot and killed in South Side Chicago. Hadiya Pendleton was shot in the back in a Chicago park after school Tuesday and died at […]