Actress Gabrielle Union sent out a tweet from her Twitter page chastising the national news media for devoting headlines to the dead panda in Washington rather than the victims who lost their lives to street violence in Chicago over the weekend.
The panda was found dead Sunday morning and the staff at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington D.C. are said to be “heartbroken” over the loss of the animal.
But real life reality, a 14-year-old honor student lost his life to street violence in a Chicago Suburbs over the weekend.
Dajae Coleman was shot to death while walking home from a party less than a mile from home, police said, the Chicago Tribune reports.
The boy’s father, Richard Coleman, gave Dajae permission to go to the party. He was to call his father for a ride home. “How you gonna tell a kid with good grades, star basketball player, ‘No, you can’t go out?’” Richard Coleman said. “The last thing he said to me was, ‘Yeah, I’m gonna call you, Dad.’ (He) never called.”