Hadiya Pendleton

Michelle Obama speaking at the graduation for King College Prep. (Credit: CBS)

First Lady Michelle Obama Pays Tribute To King College Prep Grads, Hadiya Pendleton

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.


Hadiya Pendleton (Supplied to CBS)

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 Students

Chicago Students Wear Orange To Honor Hadiya Pendleton, Gun Violence Victims

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.


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Hadiya Pendleton’s Friends Organize National ‘Wear Orange’ Anti-Violence Movement

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 hugs Cleopatra Cowley-Pendleton and Nathaniel A. Pendleton Sr., of Chicago, before President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech at the U.S. Capitol February 13, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Pendletons' daughter, Hadiya, was murdered on January 29, 2013, when she was shot and killed in Harsh Park on Chicago’s' South Side.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Michelle Obama To Speak At Graduation For Hadiya Pendleton’s Classmates

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.


Hadiya Pendleton (Supplied to CBS)

South Side Park To Be Renamed To Honor Hadiya Pendleton

After more than a year in the works, the Chicago Park District approved the name change Wednesday.


Hadiya Pendleton (Supplied to CBS)

Park District To Rename South Side Park After Hadiya Pendleton

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.


Hadiya Pendleton (Supplied to CBS)

Hadiya Pendleton Foundation Holds Summit On Gun Violence

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.


Hadiya Pendleton (Supplied to CBS)

Parents Of Hadiya Pendleton Help Launch ‘Not One More’ Campaign

Chicago’s Cleo and Nate Pendleton joined other families in Washington D.C. to help launch the “Not One More” campaign.


Hadiya Pendleton (Supplied to CBS)

“Hadiya’s Promise” Seeks To Be A Voice For Change

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.


Tanya Sellers, her son Eagle Scout Lawrence Sellers, and his girlfriend Danetria Hutson. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Chicago Boy Scout To Receive Special Award For Shielding Girlfriend From Bullets

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.


Hadiya Pendleton (Supplied to CBS)

Alderman Says Progress Has Been Made Since Hadiya Pendleton’s Death

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.


Hadiya Pendleton (Supplied to CBS)

One Year Later, Hadiya Pendleton’s Parents Reflect On Teen’s Death

A year ago Wednesday, the murder of one teenage girl stunned the city and inspired renewed efforts to stop gun violence.


Hadiya Pendleton (Supplied to CBS)

City To Lease Space To Hadiya Pendleton Foundation For $1

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.


Hadiya Pendleton (Supplied to CBS)

Parents Of Murdered Teen Hold Toy Drive To Honor Her Memory

The parents of a murdered Chicago teenager are helping children who have lost siblings to violence today, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.


Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. (CBS)

Activists, Families Call For New Laws To Combat Gun Violence

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.


Cleopatra Pendleton hands out backpacks on Wednesday. (CBS)

Backpacks, And Wisdom, From Mom Of Slain Teen

The Hadiyah Pendleton Foundation gave out 100 backpacks–filled with back-to-school supplies–to students at a Kenwood park on Wednesday.


Blair Holt and Hadiya Pendleton (Photos supplied to CBS)

Holt, Pendleton Families Mark Slain Teens’ Birthdays

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.

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Hadiya Pendleton (left) was shot and killed on Jan. 29, 2013. Michael Ward (top right) and Kenneth Williams (bottom right) are charged with first-degree murder in her death. (Credit: CBS)

Hadiya Pendleton Murder Part Of ’48 Hours’ Special: ‘The War In Chicago’

Four months after Hadiya Pendleton’s murder, her parents continue to work toward making Chicago’s streets safer.


Hadiya Pendleton (Supplied to CBS)

Suspects In Hadiya Pendleton Murder Plead Not Guilty

The two men charged with murder in the shooting death of 15-year-old honor student Hadiya Pendleton pleaded innocent on Thursday.