Victim of Gun Violence Kendrick Lamar & President Obama Share A Chat

via Kendrick Lamar And Barack Obama Shared A Powerful Moment At The White House.

President Barack Obama Greets Kendrick Lamar; Victim of Gun Violence and Childhood Abuse

“Lamar witnessed his first murder aged five and realised it was easy for locals to get involved in gang life in an area where such violence was prevalent.

“It was outside my apartment unit,” Lamar tells America’s NPR Radio. “A guy was out there serving his narcotics and somebody rolled up with a shotgun and blew his chest out. We kids play in this apartment unit, riding our bikes or what not. Admittedly, it done something to me right then and there. It let me know that this is not only something that I’m looking at, but it’s something that maybe I have to get used to – you dig what I’m saying?

“I was on the edge [of gang life]… You grow up inside these neighborhoods and these communities, and you have friends, friends that you love, friends that you grew up with since elementary. And you have their trust, and you have their loyalty. So it brings influence. So no matter how much of a leader I thought I was, I was always under the influence, period. Most of the times, when they were involved in these acts of destruction, I was right there.”

He confesses he has lost “more friends in this past summer than any other summer” due to gang violence, but he still has a long way to go in accepting their deaths without wanting to take physical action.

“The message I’m sending to myself – I can’t change the world until I change myself first… For instance, when [my friend] Chad was killed, I can’t disregard the emotion of me relapsing and feeling the same anger that I felt when I was 16, 17 – when I wanted the next family to hurt, because you made my family hurt. Them emotions were still running in me, thinking about him being slain like that. Whether I’m a rap star or not, if I still feel like that, then I’m part of the problem rather than the solution.”

With all due respect to Kendrick Lamar, isn’t he a mega-popular American recording artist rapping and speaking about his adult and childhood depression from dealing with the torment of being deprived of experiencing and enjoying an ‘Average Joe’ American kid childhood by his “living wild” VIOLENT FELON family members?

Reading his raps and public interviews Kendrick laments that he never experienced Safe Streets in a peaceful neighborhood for him, his three siblings, his many cousins, school classmates and neighborhood friends to travel and play on.

I’m not hating on, Kendrick. I genuinely feel sorry for him or any child witnessing his “living wild” family members or neighbors playing with shotguns and selling dope in front of the home six-year-old Kendrick, his siblings and cousins were suppose to feel safe in.

I am guessing the torment young Kendrick’s mind experienced flip-flopping between the values his educators were trying to instill, and the values he was ‘forced under duress’ to comply with in his “living wild” family environment and in his community’s ‘Street Hustle’ culture would cause a thoughtful, caring, gentle person to become depressed, angry and frustrated.

I admire that Kendrick has half-walked away from that life. I understand why he is reluctant to fully walk way from the Gangsta ‘community/people harming’ culture that is the foundation for his tormented life, as well as his wealth and fame.

If he listened to President Obama’s (aka America’s Premier Presidential & Parental Figure) remarks about Violent Felons having access to guns and mentioning six-year-old children becoming victims of gun violence, I wondered what thoughts crossed Kendrick’s mind?

Considering the community and people harming anti-social lifestyle his “living wild” Violent Felon caretakers chose for him to witness and experience during a critical period of his emotional development, I wonder if Kendrick views himself as a victim of gun violence?

Clearly, if Kendrick Lamar desires to become a common person genuinely deserving of the title “The Chosen One,” in my mind his focus should be on finding ways to help kids avoid the torment he experienced as a child.

Kendrick still has a few realities to squarely face and painful truths to accept and reveal. Once he has, I’m hopeful he will make the right choices.

During a January 20, 2011 LAWeekly interview (Google search) Kendrick told the interviewer:

“Lamar’s parents moved from Chicago to Compton in 1984 with all of $500 in their pockets. “My mom’s one of 13 [THIRTEEN] siblings, and they all got SIX kids, and till I was 13 everybody was in Compton,” he says.”

“I’m 6 years old, seein’ my uncles playing with shotguns, sellin’ dope in front of the apartment.”

“My moms and pops never said nothing, ’cause they were young and living wild, too. I got about 15 stories like ‘Average Joe.'”

Kendrick Lamar Talks About ‘u,’ His Depression & Suicidal Thoughts (Pt. 2) | MTV Video News April 2015

(NY Times May 18, 2015 – Rise in Suicide by Black Children Surprises Researchers)

Robert K. Ross, MD, President and CEO of The California Endowment, gives a compelling overview of the role that exposure to childhood trauma plays in the lives of troubled and chronically ill Americans.




Take Pride In Parenting; End Our National Epidemic of Child Abuse and Neglect; End Community Violence, Police Fear & Educator’s Frustrations

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Robert K. Ross, MD, President and CEO of The California Endowment

Robert K. Ross, MD, President and CEO of The California Endowment, gives a compelling overview of the role that exposure to childhood trauma plays in the lives of troubled and chronically ill Americans.

After watching Dr. Ross’ presentation one of the questions all concerned, compassionate Americans should seriously be asking ourselves, our elected, civil, social, community and religious leaders is, “What real substantial changes in our society’s attitude and laws need to occur to prevent Child Abuse and Neglect that often causes young kids to mature into depressed, frustrated, angry, unpredictable, sometimes suicidal teens and adults as a result of experiencing the emotional and/or physical trauma of an abusive childhood?”


Is Jaye DeBlack incorrect about his assessment of many SINGLE MOMS and how they are emotionally harming a substantial population of our nation’s children by irresponsibly building families out of selfishness – instead of caring and love between two committed adult partners?


Emotional Abuse


Sandra Bland Indirectly Speaks About Child Abuse and Neglect Harming Her Quality of Life And Community

Social Activist Sandra Bland


Victims of Child Abuse

This video depicts horrific examples of men who were victims of childhood abuse and neglect, conditioning a young teen to embrace ‘The Street’ culture Baltimore Mom of The Year failed to protect her teen son from…not to mention representing the fear peaceful people living and WORKING in the community experience knowing depressed, angry, unpredictable teens and young adults need to vent their angers and frustrations for being introduced to a life of pain and struggle by irresponsible, “living wild” single moms and/or dads.


A little girl, catching a cool breeze from an air conditioning unit in the yard, was blindsided by another child about her same age, who had evidently had some practice with fighting fierce. The small victim wasn’t alone, as there were plenty of nearby witnesses, who could have protected her but didn’t because they were too busy recording the brutal beat down and encouraging it. | Written By Amanda Shea

Depraved Indifference for Human Life?

What I see in this recorded act of criminal child abuse, is adults conditioning children to embrace the cycle of child abuse, child maltreatment and violence passed down from generation to generation by depressed Americans who are content living in the poverty they are primarily responsible for fueling when irresponsibly birthing children from selfishness, instead of the love between two committed adult partners.

Unedited Mirror:

red-dotVictims of Child Abuse – Brooklyn, NY:


Nationally Popular Victims of Early Childhood Abuse and Neglect

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”

Victim of America’s expanding and shameful *National Epidemic of Child Abuse and Neglect,* aka *Poverty*, that for decades has deprived untold numbers of emotionally abused and neglected young developing children from experiencing and enjoying a safe, fairly happy American kid childhood!



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