Hadiya Pendleton

Just weeks after the tragic murder of 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton, the late teen’s mother, Cleopatra Cowley, appeared in a public service announcement calling for Congress to reform the nation’s gun laws. The spot, paid for by Mayors Against Illegal Guns, stands at a mere 30-seconds, but it conveys a feeling of pain and anguish that too many mothers […]

President Obama has heard the public’s cries over the lack of attention he’s paid to the gun violence in Chicago and finally returned home Friday (Feb. 15). Speaking at the Hyde Park Academy, the commander in chief stood on the platform of stricter gun laws, and the banning of high magazine rifles, but pointed out […]

Two men have been charged in the shooting death of 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton. According to reports, the Chicago teen was a victim of mistaken identity.  

Former Illinois congressman Joe Walsh believes Michelle Obama made a bad decision by attending the funeral of 15-year-old Hadiya Pendelton. The Chicago teen performed at President Obama’s inauguration and was gunned down near his home in the Windy City.

The tragedy surrounding the death of Chicago teen Hadiya Pendleton has affected Michelle Obama and others in the White House. The FLOTUS will attend Pendleton’s funeral Saturday, February 9, says a White House official who requested not to be named. 

Last year, Hip-Hop Wired reported on numerous homicides in Chicago. Closing out the year there was an unspoken hope that the start of 2013 would bring about some form of change, but that has not been the case. As of today, Chicago has had more shootings deaths than days in the month of January. Even worse, […]

Just one week after performing during President Barack Obama’s inauguration in Washington, DC with her high school band and drill team, a 15-year-old student was shot and killed on the South Side of Chicago.