Greeting. Growing up in the 60s-70s I regularly experienced the privilege and pleasure of witnessing virtually all black or American musicians of African descent showing off their skills, talent, peacefulness and generosity by composing and sharing with our world beautiful, timeless soon-to-be CLASSIC American music art admiring, praising, wooing, lamenting, loving and respecting American girls and women, aka the maternal half of our population. The music composed and shared by my apparent peace-loving American neighbors of African descent convinced YOUNG ME they are peaceful, caring, loving fellow citizens more than deserving of my admiration and respect.
In the 80s-90s I was a Brooklyn, NY cop and investigator regularly witnessing America’s current National HEALTH CRISIS, aka America’s Culture of African American Child Abuse, Emotional Neglect and Maltreatment evolving from America’s multi-generational, ignorant, once legal Culture of Racism!
I am referring to a Culture of Child Abuse, Emotional Neglect, Abandonment and Maltreatment responsible for ‘Childhood Trauma’ (#ACEs) victims and American urban story-TRUTH-tellers the late Tupac Shakur (born 1971) and President “My Brother’s Keeper” Obama repeat White House guest Kendrick Lamar (born 1987) vividly describing in their American art and interviews the “T.H.U.G.L.I.F.E.” and “m.A.A.d. City” Child Abuse Cultures that THROUGH NO FAULT OF THEIR OWN, deprived these American men, their childhood friends, as well as many of their elementary and JHS classmates from experiencing a SAFE, fairly or wonderfully happy American kid childhood during a critical period of human/childhood development.
Sadly the Criminal Child Abuse and Emotional Abandonment each of these men speaks about experiencing during a critical period of human/childhood development resulted with them maturing into emotionally ill adults revealing in public they’ve been experiencing acute depression as well as Suicidal Thoughts for most of their lives.
I try to calmly relate my experiences, though I am told my writings are not always sensitive. I apologize if my frustrations, sadness and disappointment seep into the my accounts of personally witnessing SYSTEMIC and GENERATIONAL Child Abuse/Maltreatment, as well as its affects on developing infants, toddlers, children, teens, ADULTS and their communities.
In her own way, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, M.D., pediatrician and CEO of ‘The Center for Youth Wellness’ joins Tupac Shakur, the late American urban story-TRUTH-teller and creator of the #THUGLIFE Child Abuse, Emotional Maltreatment & Neglect AWARENESS concept, in PASSIONATELY speaking about the relationship between Adverse Childhood Experiences (#ACEs), aka Childhood Trauma, and later-life health and well being.
Sadly, Tupac LOUDLY and consistently revealed to his fans and admirers, THROUGH NO FAULT OF HIS OWN, he was a ‘Childhood Trauma’ (#ACEs) victim who matured into an admitted depressed, suic!dal thinking teen and adult speaking about harming his peaceful neighbors to acquire cash needed to feed his neglected, hungry, “hurting” belly…yet NO ONE listened!
“The Hate U Give Little Infants Fvvks EVERYONE” ~Tupac Shakur – ‘Childhood Trauma’ (#ACEs) Victim
“How ‘Childhood Trauma’ affects health across a lifetime” – Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, M.D., Pediatrician and CEO of ‘The Center for Youth Wellness’
“America’s Firm Resolve to End Childhood Abuse and Neglect”
Victims of Child Abuse: