As 6-month-old slain Chicagoan is buried, black community must face hard truths

Makeshift memorial near site where 6-month-old Jonylah Watkins was shot.

Makeshift memorial near site where 6-month-old Jonylah Watkins was shot.

“These people who are hanging out, these people who come into our communities, are not being dropped down from Mars and from Venus, but they are from our communities . . . we have to stand up and tell them that this abhorrent behavior is no longer acceptable in a civilized society.” – Alderman Howard Brookins Jr., 21st Ward, chairman of the City Council Black Caucus, Chicago

Jonylah Watkins, the 6-month-old infant who was murdered on the south side of Chicago last week, was buried today. Her funeral was at 11 a.m. at New Beginnings Church in Chicago. Visitation preceded the funeral at 10 a.m. . . .

Click here to read about hard truths the black community must face.

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