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Former Classmates of Hadiya Pendleton Launch Anti-Violence Movement ‘Project Orange Tree’

Fed up with the violence that has claimed countless young lives in Chicago – including former classmate Hadiya Pendleton – a group of King College Prep students have launched an anti-violence movement, Project Orange Tree.

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Hadiya Pendleton’s Mother Featured in New Gun Control Ad

Cleopatra Cowley – mother of slain Chicago teen Hadiya Pendleton – is featured in a new gun control ad; she specifically cites universal background checks as a necessary, commonsense reform. Do you agree? What other reforms would you like to see?

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Things Gotta Change and It’s Up to Us to Change It

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Now is the time to speak out. Hadiya’s murder is serving as our modern day Emmett Till with an open casket funeral exposing the senseless violence and brutality that has claimed far too many young people’s lives in this country.

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Mr. President, We are Still Waiting for a Comprehensive Discussion of Gun Violence

We urge the President to go further on Friday during his time in Chicago, and make a substantive speech that addresses the underlying factors that perpetuate violence in Black and Latino communities across the nation.

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President Obama Delivering State of the Union Address Tonight; Hadiya Pendleton’s Parents Among Guests

President Obama will deliver his fourth State of the Union address tonight. Among others, Hadiya Pendleton’s parents will be in attendance, so gun violence should be on the agenda. What else would you like to hear President Obama discuss in his address?

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2 Charged with Murder in Hadiya Pendleton Shooting

According to the Chicago Tribune, two young men have been charged with murder in the shooting of Hadiya Pendleton. The two suspects were reportedly out for revenge after a previous shooting. They mistook a friend of Pendleton’s for a rival gang member.

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Chicago Police Set to File Charges Against Two Suspects in Hadiya Pendleton Shooting

The Chicago Police Department is almost certain that charges will be made later today against two suspects in the shooting death of Hadiya Pendleton.

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Hundreds Gather to Attend Funeral for Hadiya Pendleton

Hundreds packed the funeral of 15 year-old Hadiya Pendleton on Saturday. Attendees heard remarks from her loved ones that painted a heartfelt, deeply personal portrait of the young lady; a loving daughter, and great best friend, a normal teenager.

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President Obama Still Needs to Speak to Youth of Chicago

Michelle Obama’s plan to attend Hadiya’s funeral is a wonderful gesture. But it does not address the systemic issues contributing to gun violence in Chicago. Mr. President! Come home! We need your voice and leadership!

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First Lady Michelle Obama Will Attend Hadiya Pendleton’s Funeral

Michelle Obama will reportedly attend the funeral of Hadiya Pendleton. She’ll be accompanied by Valerie Jarret, senior adviser to the President, and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. Services will be held at the Greater Harvest Baptist Church, at 5121 State Street at 9am.

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