Hadiya Pendleton

As Violence Explodes in PG-13 Movies, Parents Have to Say No to Hollywood

If we care at all about our children and about the fate of our society, we need to take a stand against the violence Hollywood is peddling to us. The easiest way to take a stand? Let our dollars do the talking.

– Nov 11, 2013

George Zimmerman’s Trial: Finally, Justice For Trayvon Martin—Thanks To Many

Just over a year ago, I stumbled across a press conference announcement by a couple that was trying to draw attention to both the shooting...

– Jun 10, 2013

In Tearful Speech, Michelle Obama Recognizes Her Own Life in Hadiya Pendleton’s

By NICK CHILES Sometimes it feels like the rest of us operate in a separate world than our lawmakers in Washington. I’ve been getting that...

– Apr 11, 2013

A Year Later, Trayvon Martin Stays Lodged in the Psyche of Black Parents

By NICK CHILES It’s been a year since Trayvon Martin pierced our consciousness. So many brutal, unforgettable stories have shocked our senses since last February....

– Feb 25, 2013

‘They Deserve A Vote’: President Obama Makes a Powerful Case for Gun Control

By NICK CHILES “They deserve a vote.” With those words, repeated over and over as he introduced victims of gun violence during his State of...

– Feb 13, 2013

Hadiya Pendleton: Two Charged With Murder In Chicago Teen Honor Student’s Death

Chicago police may be getting closer to getting justice for Hadiya Pendleton: two alleged gang members have been charged with first-degree murder in the death...

– Feb 12, 2013

Finally, Obama Going to Chicago to Talk About Guns and Our Dying Children

By NICK CHILES After online petition drives, blogger pleas, demands from a range of leaders such as Jesse Jackson, and millions of water cooler and...

– Feb 11, 2013

Beyonce Celebrates the Black Women Of the Superbowl—And Other MyBrownBaby Fresh Links

So Jennifer Borget, the blogger behind Baby Making Machine and an occasional contributor to MyBrownBaby, wrote a perfectly delightful post on BabyCenter earlier this week,...

– Feb 8, 2013

Hadiya Pendleton: Chicago Gun Violence Takes Star Teen From Inauguration To the Mortuary

Her name was Hadiya Pendleton, and she was only 15 years old. The dimples in her cheeks, the sparkle in her eyes—each of these tell...

– Jan 31, 2013