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McDonald’s Owner Supports Hadiya Pendleton’s Family

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By Afiya J Watkins The parents of slain Chicago teen, Hadiya Pendleton will be presented with a donation Friday from McDonald’s franchise owner, Yolanda Travis. The proceeds will help benefit a foundation named in their daughter’s honor. Many will remember Hadiya as the 15-year-old student from King College Prep, who was an unintended target gunned down at Vivian Gordon Harsh Park near the school on Jan. 29, 2013. She was a promising…

Performer Dedicates a Dance to the Late Hadiya Pendleton

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  The tragic murder of Hadiya Pendleton was a deeply tragic event that brought light to the high rate of violent crimes in Chicago. Even though the incident was last winter, the hurt from the murder can still be felt. Nicole Clarke-Springer however, is making sure the poignant incident is never forgotten by creating a piece based on the young girl to be included in her show. Springer said she…

Urban Outfitters Put Gang Sign on T-Shirts

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If you’ve recently purchased an Urban Outfitters pitchfork t-shirt, then you might want to refrain from wearing it in areas infiltrated by gangs. Just to be on the safe side, don’t plan any trips to Chicago wearing that shirt or you could be in for trouble. Why? Apparently Urban Outfitters’ latest t-shirt design bears a striking resemblance to the gang sign of the Chicago Gangster Disciples, or GDs–as they’re commonly…

Michelle Obama Named the “Fourth Most Powerful Woman in the World”

Michelle Obama Named the “Fourth Most Powerful Woman in the World”

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She’s brilliant, popular and powerful, so she’s a natural choice.   Michelle Obama was just selected as the fourth most powerful woman on the planet, according to Forbes.  Her husband is #1, which gives this power couple something that even Jay-Z and Beyonce can’t touch.   The leader on the list was German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The top 100 women are ranked based on their wealth, media presence and influence….

The First Lady Speaks Out for Victims of Gun Violence in Urban Communities

The First Lady Speaks Out for Victims of Gun Violence in Urban Communities

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First Lady Michelle Obama has helped to break the mold by speaking up for the kids in neighborhoods where gun violence is prevalent.  The south side of Chicago is one of those areas, and it’s also where the first lady grew up.   She spoke with CBS this week about the violence situation after visiting  Harper High School students in April in the West Englewood neighborhood, which she said “has…

Another Chicago Teen Killed Hours After Sister Attended Obama’s Speech

Another Chicago Teen Killed Hours After Sister Attended Obama’s Speech

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Another Chicago student shot and killed just hours after President Obama’s speech on gun violence, a speech her sister attended. 18-year-old Janay McFarlane was gunned down in suburban North Chicago, reports CBS-2′S Mike Puccinelli. “The next thing I knew I got a call and they said my baby was dead. And she was shot in the head,” said Angela Blakely, the victim’s mother. That was last night, and Angela Blakely’s…