10:04 PM another kid is gunned down in the street. His mother is completely devastated. 'My Ghetto Gospel...Peace to this young warrior, without the sound of guns...'
When he woke up at 9.00 AM, it seemed like just another day, quality time spent with his kid, another argument with his woman (apart from that it all appeared swell). But somehow, it was different...He was in a reflective mood, even considered entering a Christian outreach center - appropriately named Prevail Community Outreach, but before that he drove past a church with the ominous sign: 'Cross Road.'
'It aint about black and white, cause we're human.' At 2:30 PM, he had an uncanny sense; someone or something was calling him. Then he sees that sign again...'Cross Road.' At 4:15 there was a video of Tupac playing. At 7:49 PM, he was meditating and even gazed into heaven with arms outstretched. He seemed to be worshiping or maybe he was simply enjoying the view.
'Ghetto Gospel...Never forget, God is not finished with me yet.' Shortly after 9:00 PM, having a little snack outside the restaurant across the street; then suddenly a black van pulls up. Next thing he sees is the window winding down and flash - bang, bang, bang! It's 10:04 PM. He was in the right place at the wrong time. 'Before we find world peace, we've gotta find peace in the war in the street...my Ghetto Gospel.'
PS: This one is dedicated to all the victims of knife and gun crime around the globe, from New York to Tokyo, London to Johannesburg. Are you listening...homie? Song by Tupac Amaru Shakur. 'On September 7, 1996, Shakur was shot four times in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas, and died six days later of respiratory failure and cardiac arrest at the University Medical Center.' In London alone, so far this year, 27 teen agers have lost their lives to violence.