Hadiya Pendleton’s Family Invited To The White House for Easter

Posted By Urban News Hour | March 19, 2013

President Barack Obama hasn’t forgotten 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton, the Chicago honors student who was shot and killed by a gang banger in January.

Pendleton’s mother, Cleopatra Cowley-Pendleton and younger brother Nathaniel, 10, have accepted President Obama’s invite to the annual Easter egg roll on the front lawn of the White House on April 1st.

First Lady Michelle Obama attended Pendleton’s funeral and Obama invited her parents to attend the State of the Union speech last month.

Pendleton was shot to death as she stood with friends in a North Kenwood park not far from the Obamas’ upscale home.

Two gang members were arrested and charged with her murder.



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