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David Banner: “Blacks Kill Blacks For the Same Reason Cops Do”

By Dana C. Ayres

Often, when rappers speak out on issues, people have a tendency to expect the worst from what they have to say.  Sometimes, the words may not come out the way we think they should and that’s based on preconceived notions of what many mainstream Americans may believe about the music and the culture of Hip Hop, in general.  So goes the imagery surrounding Black youth, in particular.  Such is the case of Mississippi rapper, David Banner, when he made comments on CNN concerning the murder of Missouri teen, Michael Brown, by a Ferguson police officer. reported that the wordsmith revealed that his words were taken out of context and also shared that part of what he tweeted didn’t have anything to do with what was going on in Ferguson, Missouri, although it still applied.

Take a look at what Banner tweeted below:

David Banner


How much of this is Black-on-Black violence is our own fault?

Throughout American history, Blacks have overcome slavery and Jim Crow segregation with the likes of individual and community activism through abolitionism, anti-lynching, the Garvey Pan African movement, the Civil Rights Movement, the Black Power Movement and the Black Liberation Army.  That’s a lot of hard work and if one pays close attention to the order of events that are listed (a partial list), African Americans have been progressively pushed to the brink of revolution in this country, and on more than one occasion.  We have had our homes, neighborhoods and churches bombed, seen our beloved leaders murdered in cold blood by virulent racists and our righteously-spawned movements spoiled and destroyed from within.

As a result of the conscious intent and persistence of the American power structure to keep the Black community “under control” through slick legislation, bogus education, the prison industrial complex and unjust community policing, among other things; it is fair to surmise that the Black youth of today live in a carefully constructed and controlled environment that sets them up to fail.  The way Black youth today devalue themselves and one another is not really their fault, but it exists that way by design.  Who’s going to come to their rescue?  Who’s going to value and protect Black children the same way children from other cultures and races are valued and protected in the U.S.?  Share your thoughts.

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Comment by Tenant on September 23, 2015 at 12:50pm

It is call post traumatic slave syndrome.

Comment by mr1stroke on September 5, 2015 at 6:45pm

Elizabeth  we have been taught to hate our selves and each other, if you hate every thing about you and insecure within your self you will hate anyone who looks like you, the white men use to make free slaves look at their selves in the mirror men or women and tell them they were nothing, not even human they couldnt be anything other than serve white folks, remember the so call masters use to have their own Bible made strictly to teach the slaves how God made them to serve white people and nothing else, that hate travel from generation to generation no matter where they come from, it is the Willy Lynch syndrome, if you want to cripple a man you kill his mind condition his brain until he believes what you taught him its like believing your own lies, now it is easier for black folks to get along than hating each other,. but they dont know how, if you take a trip to the old days when we had black wall street it was a beautiful thing, one moment that shows you how beautiful black folks can be when they come together is when you have family reunion the love we chair and the compassion we show, but how ugly it is when we are out there killing each other, now remember it is cursed and that spell can only be lift by God when Black people recognize how they were free

Comment by Trinity19 on September 5, 2015 at 6:13pm
Black folks don't stick together because we choose NOT too!! We are a jealous race not of others but of each other. It's the Willie Lynch syndrome. Too busy trying to be accepted by other races and not our own. Not willing for the most part to stick together. Most are in a trance. When I say this if you look at tv shows. Music. Movies. They have changed to make it more sexual and the images of US as a people are depicted to be evil and unattractive. Too many of US trying to get somewhere in life while others choose to stay stagnant and repressed because not breaking the generational curse that is in their bloodline and spirit. At some point WE have to think about why other races feared our skin? Why they rather us kill each? Simple they can kind of keep their hands clean but now some are just being wild Cowboys and taking matters into their own hands. I've gotten off topic but it all goes hand in hand.
Comment by Elizabeth on September 5, 2015 at 5:39pm
Here's a question someone ask me why don't black people stick together? My answer was I don't know but I have plenty reason why please let me know if anyone can answer this question.
Comment by mr1stroke on September 2, 2015 at 1:29pm

Sean G Felder those politicians are just getting checks and so happy to be rubbing shoulders with whites thinking they have same rights and power

Comment by mr1stroke on September 2, 2015 at 1:28pm

Trinity19 thanks a lot but you see you just spoke the truth also in your comment, all that no snitching is because they are scared to talk, but acting hard, the whole community is tolerating the nonsense crimes, that is why those of us who dont agree and have value for life should move and start a new neighborhood than white folks will be able to tell the difference between niggers and blacks

Comment by Sean G Felder on September 1, 2015 at 11:11pm

Self hatred it real among Blacks.Our so called Black leaders done nothing to adress this issue,lack of respect among our youth.It's a damn shame

Comment by Trinity19 on September 1, 2015 at 6:34pm
mr1stroke I so love your passion and truth. I read things you post and never get a chance to respond. But this time im going too. Too many people don't care. So many females are too caught up in nonsense or looking for money and not really caring about the type of male she has procreated with. The cycle has to break somewhere. I have a 21 year old son. Never been in trouble. I'm teaching him all that I can to let him know s*** isn't as sweet as it used to be. I'm from Newark, NJ and trust me they off the hook out here. Guy who works at barbershop was walking to work few days ago to place called Kut Kreators and 2 guys robbed and killed him. Like really. They jumping out on people left and right. most complain but do nothing to get it right. Most are scared living in fear. No more neighborhood watch. Snitches get stitches. So now you have to be a prisoner in ur own home. dam shame at some point when we we snap out this trance band together stand up for one another and fight for us!! The plan is for black men to kill each other this way not too many are left to protect the women family. They want to enslave us again. And no one sees what has begun...
Comment by mr1stroke on August 31, 2015 at 10:17am

Image96 thanks for telling us, i heard about it, now what about the girl who got shot in the neck in east Ny by the same guys who lives across from her in the same building, what about the 2 teenagers who got stabbed in front of the sneaker store on Utica AVe, what about the 3 dudes who got shot in the same weekend at the BBq an that is in Brooklyn alone during the month of August now should we go around every other black neighborhood and retrieve the news, i mean it is ridiculous so who are their parents, when they are from the age of 13 to 21 and those women walking around like a kid without a father is a trophy, have a real man in your life let that kid look at him dead in the face and i bet you he wont mess around again now how about those young girls walking around hands in hands kissing making videos in their room on how they are in love with their girl friends what father would tolerate that nonsense, but of course those mothers dont care, if they do what are they doing about it, why is it still continue, this is an epidemic those women need to get a shot not to have kids unless they are married so those men cant keep running

Comment by mr1stroke on August 31, 2015 at 10:11am

Ronsay how are you as you can see i stop coming on here because you have folks older than i am who been on here for so long have never have conversation that can help others, or try to find solution to problems, every body wants to be a genius with nothing to show, why hide the problems when the problem is what killing us, so i make it my business to speak the truth and when someone challenge me i ask them to show me different, because i will bring facts and Image96  just proved it, i mean seriously, what are we, who are we, where are we going, what are we doing?

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