Hadiya Pendleton

The seven mothers of black men, women and children will make a case for Clinton at Tuesday night's DNC.
And having just one Black or brown person participating in the discussion falls short. One voice should not possess the power
“I know the struggles many of you face, how you walk the long way home to avoid the gangs; how you fight to concentrate on your schoolwork when there's too much noise at home; how you keep it together when your family's having a hard time making ends meet. But more importantly, I know the strength of this community.”
“You embody all of the courage and love, all of the hunger and hope that have always defined these communities -- our communities
Yesterday, on National Gun Violence Awareness Day, I joined moms, teens, gun violence survivors and everyday Americans fighting for gun sense at a block party in Harold Washington Park on the South Side of Chicago.
The national sense of urgency over the reckless violence that two years ago yesterday took the life of an honor roll student like Hadiya Pendleton -- who just a week earlier had performed at President Obama's inauguration -- has vanished. Yet there are signs of change here in Chicago, however gradual.
These presidential guests have been called “Skutniks” after Lenny Skutnik, a Congressional Budget Office employee who dove
The unfortunate side of the reporting of the violence is that someone or something is going to profit from it.
BRONZEVILLE — Hadiya Pendleton's parents Nathaniel and Cleopatra Cowley-Pendleton said if she were alive today, she would