"Say there ain't no hope for the YOUTH and the truth is it ain't no hope for tha FUTURE" Tupac
Category Archives: Memoriam For Youth
This is dedicated to the youth who lost their lives too soon. I would like to take the time to show respect for youth in different communities, cities,states and countries around the world. These individuals where somebodies sister, brother, son, daughter, friend, niece, nephew, grandchild, that no longer have the opportunity to live their lives and reach their full potential.
17 year old Kiyanna T. Salters was the victim of unnecessary violence in Chicago on the night of October 5th, 2008. Two young men got into an argument when one boy bumped into another one. When one of the boy’s got off the bus, he shot into the bus striking 17 year old Kiyanna Salters in the face. This beautiful young sister a senior in high school with her whole life ahead of her was taken away for no reason at all. According to relatives of Kiyanna she loved to play basketball and dance. A family friend Maria Buckley was quoted as saying Kiyanna wanted to become a doctor.This young lady was riding the bus home after coming from visiting a sick aunt. Who knew she would lose her life so sudden and all because somebody’s pride felt tampered with. I watched a video from the celebration of life for this young woman I could do nothing but cry. I felt the burden of her death on my shoulders. Every day I am seeing more stories of our young kids dying in these streets and instead of seeing more people stand up and speak out about this unnecessary violence streak that has taken over the youth I see people more concerned with the next fake ass “reality” show that is coming out. I pray for Kiyanna’s family and all the people of Chicago. There are little kids crying out saying they do not want to die, and you have people running around on a rampage trying to prove they are “gangster” . This world is really pitiful to me. You would think with all these kids dying the parents in Chicago would rally up and start marching the streets and taking their kids back. Our ancestors did not get beat, hung, lynched, raped, spit on, put in jail, endure so much pain to have us losing our kids to guns, drugs and the streets. This young girl could have had a promising productive future and instead she was robbed of her life at the tender age of 17. My prayers go out to all the young people we have lost too soon. In the words of my hero “The good die young” Tupac
Aiyana Mo’Nay Stanley Jones born July 20th, 2002 was killed at
the age of seven on May 16th, 2010 during a raid by the SWAT team in Detroit by Joe “Brain” Weekley. The SWAT team raided Aiyana’s home searching for a suspect of a murder investigation. Aiyana was shot and killed by the police during the raid on her home in the early morning hours of May 16th. According to family members of Aiyana the police tossed in a flashbang grenade through the window of Aiyana’s home. The device started a fire on Aiyana’s bed and set this precious little angle on fire after she had been shot.
This story is so sad, she was such a beautiful little girl and her life was taken by careless officers who had no regard for children being inside the home they raided. The only thing these officers could think about was trying to catch a suspect, in my opinion they failed to take the necessary precautions of protecting innocent lives. I pray for this little girls family and hope they find peace and comfort after dealing with such a tragic event.
Trayvon Benjamin Martin born February 5th 1995 was the son of Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin. He was a high school junior and lived with his mother and older brother in Florida at the time of his untimely death.
On the day Trayvon Martin was fatally shot, he and his father were visiting his father’s friend in The Retreat at Twin Lakes in Sanford, where the shooting occurred.
Trayvon was fatally shot by George Zimmerman on the night of February 26, 2012. Trayvon was an unarmed 17-year-old African American male walking home from the store after purchasing a bag of skittles and drink.
When I first heard about this story it made me sad because I have a son, he is 7 years old. I couldn’t imagine someone taking his life just because they felt like it. I don’t know if the judicial system will give justice for this horrific crime but I know George Zimmerman will have to answer to a higher power for his actions. I am praying for Trayvon’s family and for George Zimmerman because they both need prayer after this tragic incident.