Ezinne, I look forward to reading your replies, though I suspect you care more about promoting your own writing $career$ than you do for trying to protect and PREVENT from being harmed, the untold numbers of child and teen “EVERYONES” Tupac speaks about in his CHILD ABUSE & EMOTIONAL MALTREATMENT CONCEPT. 😦
Ezinne Ukoha, I look forward to reading your replies, though I suspect you care more about promoting your own writing $career$ than you do for trying to protect and PREVENT from being harmed, the untold numbers of child and teen “EVERYONES” Tupac speaks about in his CHILD ABUSE & EMOTIONAL MALTREATMENT CONCEPT. 😦
American (Children’s) Lives Matter; Take Pride In Parenting; End Our National Health Crisis; Child Abuse and Neglect; End Community Violence/Fear, Police Anxiety & Educator’s Frustrations
I really wish Mr. Obama would explain why he has NOT taken meaningful ACTION to protect and prevent American children like his friend Kendrick Lamar from experiencing a criminally abusive childhood while being raised, nurtured and socialized by primary caregivers apparently experiencing some type of severe emotional or mental illness preventing them from embracing and following a parent’s natural, innate maternal or paternal urge to not only protect their child from harm, but also to place their child’s emotional well being Above All Else?
At the 2015 BET Awards, 28-year-old Obama friend Kendrick Lamar, a victim of CRIMINAL early childhood trauma/abuse/neglect/maltreatment perpetrated by violent felon family members who exposed him, his siblings & numerous cousins to gun violence & other life threatening anti-social behaviors, performed these lyrics for a world wide audience,
“AND WE HATE THE PO-PO, WANNA KILL US DEAD IN THE STREET FO’ SHO.”
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 Grammy nominated song about child abuse and VICTIM DENIAL, 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 also candidly reveals witnessing daily the roots of POVERTY, MASS CRIMINAL CHILD ABUSE & MALTREATMENT, UNJUST HUMAN OPPRESSION, violent, emotionally ill/disturbed felon family & community GANG members who intentionally & recklessly ignored the emotional and physical well being of their children, UNJUSTLY DEPRIVING American kids from enjoying a home and community environment where their young minds feel SAFE, loved & cared for.
I am really curious to learn why the most powerful man on our beautiful tiny blue orb is WILLFULLY ignoring our Nation’s #1 HEALTH CRISIS, aka America’s Culture of African American Child Abuse, Emotional Neglect and Maltreatment that evolved from America’s long-standing, ignorant Culture of Racism!
Are you familiar with America’s current National Health Crisis?
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
Repeat White House Guest and Obama Friend “Kendrick Lamar Talks About ‘u,’ His Depression & Suicidal Thoughts (Pt. 2) | MTV News – YouTube April 2015”
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Generally, I do not admire or encourage those engaging in angry, rude, nasty name calling.
However, there are instances when I recognize genuine emotional pain many YT and FB broadcasters are passionately sharing.
I recognize they may have been victims of childhood abuse or know people harmed by childhood abuse and/or emotional neglect that inspires them to share, sometimes with great passion, their thoughts, concerns and/or pain. I recognize many unhappy social commentators are sincere people wanting REAL change.
Child Abuse – When time doesn’t heal all wounds | Dr. Robert K. Ross – Ted.com Video
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.
Dr. Ross’s 13:00 (thirteen minute) presentation is a MUST WATCH & LISTEN for depressed, tormented people OF ALL AGES who were victims of crazy, less than stellar parenting.
Rhymefest shared,“I think many rappers these days have afflictions, such as Asperger’s, bipolar disorder, or autism.”
Let’s be honest, a good number of American rap artists like Kendrick Lamar, Tupac Shakur, Shawn Jay Z Carter, Dwayne Lil Wayne Carter, and untold numbers of American children of African descent were/are victims 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.
Child Abuse and Neglect that often causes depressed children to mature into depressed, angry, frustrated, unpredictable, sometimes suicidal (NY Times May 18, 2015 – Rise in Suicide by Black Children Surprises Researchers) teens and adults lacking empathy and compassion for our/their peaceful neighbors.child abuse and neglect.
Just keepin’ it real!
Take Pride In Parenting; End Child Abuse & Neglect; End Community Violence & Police Fear
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