Michelle Obama heads to the funeral of Hadiya Pendleton, another victim of Chicago’s gun violence…
Michelle Obama To Attend Funeral Of Hadiya Pendleton
Though she’s up for a Grammy, first lady Michelle Obama isn’t planning to attend the awards show this weekend.
Via Politico reports:
Obama hasn’t scheduled a trip to Los Angeles for Sunday’s event, according to a White House official.
The first lady was nominated in the “Best Spoken Word Album” category for a taped reading of her book “American Grown.” Competing for the same Grammy: Former President Bill Clinton, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, comedian Ellen DeGeneres and singer-songwriter Janis Ian.
Instead, the FLOTUS will be in Chicago for the funeral of a Hadiya Pendleton who has shot last week…
Via Chicago Sun Times reports:
First Lady Michelle Obama is planning on attending the Saturday funeral services for slain teenager Hadiya Pendleton, who has become a national symbol for the growing problem of gun and gang violence in the city of Chicago.
Obama will be accompanied at the funeral by Valerie Jarrett, a senior advisor to the president, and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.
Hadiya attended President Barack Obama’s inauguration last month, performing as a baton-twirling majorette with her King College Prep school band at a party sponsored by U.S. Rep. Danny K. Davis.
Hadiya’s wake and funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Greater Harvest Baptist Church, 5141 S. State.