Negative Moments That Changed My Life

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Who you are is based on the events and moments that take place in your life. Understand that everything has an effect. Moments in your life causes positivity or negativity based on the emotion afterwards. One can have such a strong connection with a past moment that the emotion resinates with them forever. For an example Times magazine ask Kendrick Lamar about the concept of his new album and he responded saying “the album focuses on his journey of depression, systemic racism, substance abuse in society, police brutality”. As an African American I fully understood the negative moments that Kendrick Lamar was faced with that stuck with him. One thing I strongly admire about Kendrick is that he does not allow negative moments to cause him to …show more content…
The first event that altered my life was the tragic death of beloved Tupac Shukur. This particular murder not only changed my life but caused devastation to thousands of people nationwide. Tupac was a great inspiration for many people, and often focused on equal rights for all. He was humble person with a great heart that loved humanity through God. According to the CNN news article Tupac Shukur had attended a boxing match located in Las Vegas. After the match was over he then got in his vehicle driven by close friend Suge Knight. While waiting on the stop light to change gunshots suddenly damaged the car. Both Tupac and Suge were wounded severely but Suge being behind the wheel rushed Tupac to the hospital while in pain. Unfortunately Suge didn’t get Tupac to the hospital in time and he lost his life. The Essence magazine states that “Tupac Shakur was dead on Friday, September 13, and the reaction to his murder was swirling about the Black community like wind-whipped debris. The fallen rap and film star 's heart and respiratory system had given out six days after he was showered with bullets while riding with friends in Las Vegas, and music celebrities took to the airwaves to grieve.” It was so devastating …show more content…
The riot was an unorganized madness of destruction. People that indulged in the riot purposely destroyed the city by burning buildings and damaging public property. Many police cars were damaged and the officers of the city were brutally injured. The riot actually started off as a simple protest that had a great deal of meaning. In the city of Baltimore emotions in the black communities were stirring rapidly over the injustice of discrimination. There were a massive public exposition of police brutality and injustice that lead up to the riot. The event that cause the black community in the city of Baltimore to become upset and outage was the murder of Freddy Gray. According to Times “Gray died in April after he suffered a critical spine injury while he was in police custody. Six Baltimore police officers face criminal charges stemming from Gray’s death. Gray, who was black, was critically injured April 12 in the back of a prisoner transport van after he was arrested.”I was also outraged and upset by the events that lead up to the riot. As I heard the news I too felt that a riot was necessary and would bring upon a change in society. Unfortunately as I watched clips and interviews from people that were involved in the riot I suddenly had a change of heart. I begin to look at my people destroy property and hard the innocent. I believe in justice but as I watched my people

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