Politics

First Lady Notes Personal Struggles in Chicago Graduation

SOPHIA TAREEN, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama drew on her hometown connections and personal struggles from college and the White House Tuesday during a Chicago high school graduation speech to the classmates of an honor student gunned down in 2013 near Read More

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Op-Ed

CHILD WATCH: An All-American Crisis

By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist   “We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” –Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.   Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote those words in Read More

National

Hadiya Pendleton Murder: Chicago Teen Who Participated in Inauguration Gunned Down After School

[Chicago Tribune] Ten-year-old Nathaniel Pendleton Jr. recalled the way his big sister Hadiya would often greet him with a few gentle slaps on his cheeks whenever she came home from school. “She said it was with love,” he said. Nathaniel etched “I miss you” and Read More