In December 2015 President Obama invited to the WH popular American urban storyteller & recording artist Kendrick Lamar.
In his music & public interviews Kendrick revealed (snitched) that THROUGH NO FAULT OF HIS OWN, he, his siblings & numerous cousins were raised, nurtured, socialized & from a young age CONDITIONED by Emotionally Disturbed, Criminal Child Abusing, Shotgun Toting, Drug Peddling, Violent Family & Community GANG members to accept & EMBRACE the Gangsta/Street Culture responsible for causing so much emotional & physical harm (or worse) to peaceful Americans residing in struggling communities…as well as depriving kids like Kendrick, the late Tupac Shakur & Freddie Gray, or Shawn Jay Z Carter & the late Christopher Biggie Smalls Wallace from enjoying a SAFE ‘Average Joe’ American childhood that EVERY American kid is entitled to experience.
In his 2015 Grammy award winning Rap Performance titled “I”, Kendrick Lamar writes, “I’ve been dealing with depression ever since an adolescent.”
In paragraph eight of a January 20, 2011 LAWeekly interview published online Kendrick, born in 1987, the same year songwriter Suzanne Vega wrote a song about child abuse & VICTIM DENIAL that was nominated for a Grammy award, 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, & they all got SIX kids, & 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 & pops never said nothing, ’cause they were young & living wild, too. I got about 15 stories like ‘Average Joe.'”
Kendrick speaks about experiencing Childhood Trauma, witnessing the roots of POVERTY, MASS CRIMINAL CHILD ABUSE & MALTREATMENT, UNJUST HUMAN OPPRESSION, violent felon family & community members who intentionally & recklessly ignored the well being of their children, UNJUSTIFIABLY DEPRIVING American kids from enjoying a home & community environment where they feel SAFE, loved & cared for.
During a December 29, 2015 NPR interview, Kendrick recalls being a FIVE-YEAR-OLD CHILD witnessing his “FIRST” drug related “SHOTGUN” homicide right outside the home where he, his siblings & numerous cousins were UNJUSTLY OPPRESSED & DENIED BY THEIR CRIMINAL PRIMARY CHILD CARETAKERS, A CHILD’S RIGHT & ABSOLUTE NEED to feel SAFE, loved & cared for during a critical period of their human/childhood development.
No small wonder why Kendrick raps & speaks about childhood & adult depression, as well as experiencing suicidal thoughts.
Kendrick Lamar Talks About ‘u,’ His Depression & Suicidal Thoughts (Pt. 2) | MTV Video News April 2015
After ADMITTING his primary childhood caretakers are “living wild,” Violent Felon, Gun Toting Criminals who peddled life-sapping ‘people & community’ harming dangerous drugs to their depressed, self-harming neighbors, most likely regardless of their neighbor’s AGE, emotional or physical condition, the adult Kendrick Lamar CONTINUES HATING THE POLICE for trying to protect his peaceful neighbors from ANTI-SOCIAL behaviors embraced by the EMOTIONALLY DISTURBED, SELFISH, CHILD ABUSING CRIMINALS Kendrick & the kids in his immediate or extended families were raised & nurtured by.
I realize witnessing human grief & violence at a young age sowed the seeds for Kendrick maturing into an emotionally scarred & troubled human being, though today he is an adult who despite experiencing depression, has no legit excuse for NOT knowing difference between right & wrong.
I have NO DOUBTS Kendrick is only one of untold numbers of African American children severely impacted by CHILDHOOD TRAUMA that far too often results with depressed kids maturing into depressed, angry, frustrated, sometimes suicidal (NY Times May 18, 2015 – Rise in Suicide by Black Children Surprises Researchers) teens & adults CONDITIONED by their DEPRESSED, MENTALLY ILL/DISTURBED parental caretakers to BLAME EVERYONE under our sun including POLICE, for their children experiencing a childhood full of depression, FEAR, anger, anxiety, torment, resentment, hate & human dysfunction.
I can offer FACTS about America’s Culture of African American Child Abuse/Neglect by describing the abusive childhood White House guest Shawn “Jay Z” Carter, THROUGH NO FAULT OF HIS OWN, was forced to cope with.
I can offer FACTS about preteen Shawn Carter witnessing & ENGAGING in gun violence, as well as maturing into an unsupervised, neglected, depressed, unempathetic teen offering ‘people & community’ life-sapping drugs to his depressed neighbors who often witnessed the gun violence Shawn’s crew/posse/GANG engaged in to enforce & protect their 24/7 drug peddling operation.
The same gun violence I had the displeasure of regularly hearing or witnessing during the twelve years I recorded &/or investigated criminal complaints filed by peaceful Brooklyn residents whose Quality of Life was seriously OPPRESSED & IMPAIRED by damaged kids maturing into severely damaged teens & adults Kendrick Lamar describes as “Living Wild” human beings.
I can offer FACTS about WHY Beyonce Knowles & many WH guests create popular American music artistry informing American children & teens, as well as our foreign neighbors all around our beautiful tiny blue orb that American teen girls & women, aka the MATERNAL half of our population should be viewed as less than human ^itches & ^hores unworthy of basic human respect.
I can offer accounts of Child Abuse & Neglect shared by victims like Tupac Shakur who INTELLIGENTLY, HONESTLY & CORRECTLY describes as “T.h.u.g. L.i.f.e.”, a child & life harming concept he so dearly believed in Tupac had those letters BOLDLY tattooed across his once NEGLECTED, hurting, hungry belly.
“The Hate U Give Little Infants Fvvks Everyone”. ~Tupac on T.H.U.G. L.I.F.E.
“We need more people who care; you know what I’m saying? We need more women, mothers, fathers, we need more of that, we don’t need any more entertainers.“ ~Tupac Shakur
Tupac was well aware that not only are American kids being UNJUSTLY OPPRESSED, IMPEDED & DEPRIVED from experiencing their full human potential, Tupac realized OUR NATION is being deprived of enjoying the potential achievements offered to ALL Americans by reasonably well adjusted kids maturing into responsible teens & adults who care about the future of OUR Nation.
Tupac is not alone in recognizing WHO is primarily responsible for neglecting his hungry belly, for failing to place his EMOTIONAL WELL BEING ABOVE ALL ELSE, as well as during a critical period of his childhood/human development depriving Tupac’s young mind from feeling SAFE, cared for & loved.
Heeding Tupac’s words, as well as the thoughts, concerns &/or pain shared by a growing number of average Americans who felt compelled to record & share on the INTERNET their opinions about WHO they believe is harming the image of responsible Americans of African descent, as well as harming OUR nation’s most valuable, precious & cherished assets, will NO DOUBT result with more happy children maturing into reasonably peaceful, responsible teens & adults caring about their own well being as well as the emotional & physical well being of their neighbors.
There is no doubt that prior to leaving us, a depressed, emotionally tormented Tupac Shakur, whose young life & wealth of human potential was taken from him/us by OTHER depressed, angry victims of Childhood Trauma, Abuse & Neglect, RECOGNIZED it is time to end “America’s War on Poverty,” renaming our Nation’s exp&ing social disorder & # ONE HEALTH CRISIS known as CHILDHOOD TRAUMA, to
“America’s War on Childhood Abuse, Neglect & Maltreatment”
Fact is, Mr. Obama & millions of RESPONSIBLE, caring, loving Americans are willfully ignoring the above stated FACTS.
Doctors Ross and Dietz offer insights into how our Early Childhood Development plays a key role in determining the type of individual we mature into.
Robert K. Ross, MD, President and CEO of The California Endowment, addressed inmates at Ironwood State Prison offering a compelling overview of the role that exposure to Childhood Trauma plays in the lives of Emotionally Troubled and chronically ill American teens and adults.
At 2:12:25 in this documentary about Mafia hit-man and victim of Early Childhood Trauma/Abuse, Richard “The Iceman” Kuklinski, Dr. Park Dietz explains why young Richard most likely developed into a emotionally disturbed, paranoid, cruel, heartless teen and man who did not give a frig about anyone else, including his wife and kids.
(NY Times May 18, 2015 – Rise in Suicide by Black Children Surprises Researchers)
Black Women, Suicide, Depression, Self Harm & Mental Health; PSA from Abiola Abrams
Kendrick Lamar Talks About ‘u,’ His Depression & Suicidal Thoughts (Pt. 2) | MTV News – YouTube April 2015
American (Children’s) Lives Matter; 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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