President Obama Will Visit Chicago to Address Increasing Gun Violence
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

President Barack Obama has responded to appeals and will visit Chicago on Friday, when he will discuss gun violence, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Obama will “talk about the gun violence that has tragically affected too many families in communities across Chicago and across the country,” a White House official said in a statement.

“This sends a message to the parents here that their kids are important too,”Chicago resident Annette Nance-Holt told the Chicago Tribune. “It may not have been a big shooting with an assault rifle. But to see (Obama) come and hopefully rally some support here means a lot.”

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Makkada B. Selah is a journalist based in New York City.