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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.

Pendleton was gunned down last month at a neighborhood park.

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.



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