Oh Happy Day – Edwin Hawkins Singers – Old School Messages of Peace, Love & Respect

Restore Pride In Parenting; End Child Abuse & Neglect



*Old School Messages of Peace, Love & Respect*

I am not a believer, though many of the beautifully crafted messages of Love & Peace composed by my neighbors who do believe, are much respected and admired.

I’ve been listening to this human love song since I was a kid, it always moved me and still does.

I feel sorry for kids today who tune in their fav contemporary music stations and listen to words of hate and violence, words that characterize the maternal half of our population as *itches and *hores, essentially less than human creatures not deserving of respect.

During his remarks at the Eulogy for the Honorable Reverend Clementa Pinckney, President Barack Obama suggested to his audience and the American people:

“Perhaps it causes us to examine what we’re doing to cause some of our children to hate.”* (Applause.)

Mr. and Mrs. Obama have rubbed elbows with American Rap Performance Artists.

Many of the music performers write about the child abuse they experienced or witnessed friends experience, as well as the anti-social behaviors they engage in that emotionally and physically harm ALL their peaceful neighbors and their families.

Perhaps the President of The United States of America and his wife should be asking their American Rapper acquaintances “Why the hate, and why are you and many rap performers characterizing in your performances, our moms, sisters, grandmas, daughters, aunts and nieces as less than human *itches?”

Victims of Child Abuse:

Read popular American rapper Tupac Amaru Shakur (Lesane Parish Crooks; June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996) lyrics to learn about his love-hate relationship with his mom, his great disappointment with his dad, and about Tupac’s frequent suicidal thoughts.

Read about how Tupac’s drug addicted mother accepted proceeds of the harmful anti-social acts Tupac raps/writes about committing against his peaceful neighbors. I have to tell you, reading Tupac’s lyrics brings back a lot memories of the horrific emotional child abuse I witnessed during the nearly twelve year I provided police services to Shawn Carter’s community.



Shawn “Jay Z” Carter (born December 4, 1969) is another victim of child abuse/neglect who raps/writes about the physical harm and fear he caused to his peaceful neighbors and community.

Reading Shawn “Jay Z” Carter describe the pain he caused to his neighbors and community, brought back painful memories, causing me experience much of the same anxiety and pain I experienced from personally witnessing the physical and emotional pain young Shawn Carter caused to individuals as well as an entire housing complex and surrounding neighborhoods.


In 1987, the same year emotionally depressed 2015 Grammy winner Kendrick Lamar was born, songwriter Suzanne Vega wrote a song about child abuse and VICTIM DENIAL that was nominated for a Grammy.

Suzanne nailed it, parents and caregivers do the most horrific things to their kids, yet many kids will defend their abusers, blaming themselves for their “blues,” bruises and injuries before admitting a parent/caretaker harmed them.

“Yes I think I’m okay I walked into the door again
Well, if you ask that’s what I’ll say

And it’s not your business anyway”

#RestorePrideInParenting #EndChildAbuseNeglect

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