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


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


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