The home where several members of Jennifer Hudson's family were murdered back in October 2008, remains boarded up and overgrown with weeds, but a neighborhood activist wants to put the abandoned property to use.
A community organizer, using the name Queen Sister, wants to turn 7019 South Yale Avenue into a shelter for boys, named after Husdon's slain nephew, Julian King.
In an online message to the Academy Award-winning actress and singer, Queen Sister wrote:
"SuperStar... Come Home, Rock the Block & Remove the Locks... It's Not the Fault of Englewood. Don't Take it Out on the Hood... Bullets are Flying & Black Children are Dying... It's a Matter of Fact Black Males are Under Attack... Please, Understand "GOD's" Plan... The Healing Begins, the Moment the Wounded In Allowed In... A House of Healing to Shelter & Mend... the Broken Hearted in the Hood.
Julian King Shelter for Boys..."
Photo credit: Cook County Assessor's Office