August 27, 2016
The best part of the video is after the shooting starts, you hear one of the Blacks calmly say “damn.”
If you were to ask me if there is one thing I respect about Black people, my answer would be “their uncanny ability to remain entirely calm in situations of extreme violence.”
You gotta give them that.
A Chicago rapper has been shot while shooting a video in support of Black Lives Matter and calling for non-violence. The bloody attack adds to Chicago’s worrisome statistics as the city saw nearly 10 people shot in one day alone this week.
King Yella’s shooting was recorded on video, which he shared on his Instagram account. In the footage, the rapper is seen preparing to record his music video as bullets are fired toward him from a passing vehicle.
He sustained two injuries – to his elbow and his chest – but managed to get to a hospital on his own.
Earlier this week, Yella called on people to show up for a recording of his music video in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, urging everyone who would come to wear blue and red shirts.
Yella was one of nearly a dozen shooting victims in Chicago on Wednesday alone, all following a bloody weekend of more gun violence.
Someone needs to make a list of shootings and other violence at Black events organized to call for peace in the Black community. It happens all the time. In fact, I’m not aware of a single Black event organized to call for peace that didn’t result in either a shooting or a riot.
Are we seriously still blaming slavery for this?