10.05.2009

David Banner + 9th Wonder = Something Is Wrong/RIP Derrion Albert

Since the news broke of the young brother Derrion Albert from Chicago last week, people haven't really been discussing the event.



I myself don't watch any news outlets or any television for that matter.
But when I heard the news through Nas' open letter to the young black men of Chicago, I honestly didn't know what to think.
I then find out that there is video footage of the killing [which I will NOT post here. This is not U-fucking-FC. Watching that is some sick shit.] and that made my skin crawl 1000 ways to the sun.
You have to realize what's sick about it is that someone decided to sit back and watch through a camera lens while another human being was being attacked; AND they had the nerve to post it and make it viral. I just did a search on YouTube and I'm somewhat relieved that the footage is taken down; but not over at the Fox website though, oh no. News Corp is too wealthy to care about Derrion's mother's feelings nor do they have respect for him by not posting the footage.
Another reality of the situation is that Darrion's death is only one story that made it out the many deaths that go on in the Southside Chicago [or anywhere for that matter] on a horribly regular basis.
The truth of the matter is that our youth are pawns in a game: no knowledge of self, no culture, no guidance-no love.
I know, I know, there are MANY fucked up things that are going on now where no one has a camera to send it to YouTube; but this is where my emotions got captured today:
A young, innocent black boy's life was taken like an animal by his peers.

*stepping off the soapbox*

Here's a jewel I found:

David Banner + 9th Wonder = Something Is Wrong



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