First Lady Michelle Obama Meets the Parents of Hadiya Pendleton | Naturally Moi

The nation has grieved the shooting death of Hadiya Pendleton, a 15-year old honor student who was killed very close to the home of President Barack Obama.  The young woman was shot shortly after performing for the president’s inauguration, and has become a symbol of the cyclone of violence that has engulfed the city of Chicago.

The community made calls for President Obama to attend the girl’s funeral as a show of support for the victims of inner city violence.  The president was highly responsive to killings in Colorado and Connecticut, but there are those who felt that he was ignoring violence that involved black children.  Hadiya’s shooting not only got the attention of the black community, but the White House also took notice, since the killing occurred in a neighborhood deemed to be “safe.”

via First Lady Michelle Obama Meets the Parents of Hadiya Pendleton | Naturally Moi.