In the section reserved for the graduates, flowers were placed on a single chair reserved for the girl who wasn’t here: Hadiya Pendleton, an innocent teenager shot to death in early 2013.
Michelle Obama To Give Commencement Speech To Class That Likely Would Have Included Hadiya Pendleton
First Lady Michelle Obama will be in Chicago Tuesday to give the commencement address for the graduating class at King College Prep that would have likely included murder victim Hadiya Pendleton, whose funeral Mrs. Obama spoke at.
Orange is the color of hope today across Chicago. People are wearing the bright hue in honor of national gun violence awareness day and at the center of it all, young Hadiya Pendleton, a Chicago teen murdered in a South Side park.
You’ll be seeing a lot of orange in Chicago and in cities across the country on Tuesday, as part of National Gun Violence Awareness Day, inspired by the friends and family of a high school honor student slain in Chicago two years ago.
First Lady Michelle Obama will return to Chicago in June, to give the commencement speech at what would have been Hadiya Pendleton’s graduation ceremony.
After more than a year in the works, the Chicago Park District approved the name change Wednesday.
Two years after she was slain in the Kenwood neighborhood, the Chicago Park District board has voted to name a Bronzeville park in memory of honor student Hadiya Pendleton.
The city’s youth raised their collective voice against gun violence in the city during a summit hosted by the Hadiya Pendleton Foundation on Saturday afternoon at the DuSable Museum.
Chicago’s Cleo and Nate Pendleton joined other families in Washington D.C. to help launch the “Not One More” campaign.
Nearly a year and a half after her tragic murder, Hadiya Pendleton’s parents have launched a national non-profit in her name, with the goal of saving other children.
This evening – a South Side teenager will get an award from the Boy Scouts of America: an honor only a few other scouts have ever received in this country.
King College Prep held a memorial service this afternoon. Students placed purple tape on their lockers. Purple was Hadiya’s favorite color. A portrait of the honor student hangs in the school main office. CBS 2’s Jim Williams tells us what’s changed in the community where Hadiya lost her life.
A year ago Wednesday, the murder of one teenage girl stunned the city and inspired renewed efforts to stop gun violence.
The City Council’s Housing Committee agreed to lease — for $1 through 2016 — two unused offices in the Martin Luther King Community Center to the foundation created to turn pain into purpose by providing mentoring, tutoring, computer and recreation programs for young people after school.
The parents of a murdered Chicago teenager are helping children who have lost siblings to violence today, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Activists and victims’ families observed the one-year anniversary of the school shootings in Newtown, Conn., Saturday by meeting in the Back of the Yards park in which 13 people were shot in an assault rifle attack.
The Hadiyah Pendleton Foundation gave out 100 backpacks–filled with back-to-school supplies–to students at a Kenwood park on Wednesday.
Two families and groups of friends, two tragedies, but one goal. The families of Blair Holt — shot dead on a CTA bus six years ago at age 16 — and 15 year old Hadiya Pendleton — murdered not six months ago — held respective birthday celebrations for their lost loved ones.
Four months after Hadiya Pendleton’s murder, her parents continue to work toward making Chicago’s streets safer.
The two men charged with murder in the shooting death of 15-year-old honor student Hadiya Pendleton pleaded innocent on Thursday.