tv Documentary RT March 2, 2019 6:30am-7:00am EST
thank you all these little blocks like this these little row homes you see people living on top of each other i guarantee wherever you are from russia or wherever you're from don't even try to know what a road home is this is called road homes. anywhere in this city and this term and in any urban area if you have an event of some light you've got people to come out with good insentient you always got people that might not have good sense and if you live in and so much poverty you know you've got guys in a ghetto and guys another world who have things that are nice things materialistic then you have what's called the wolves in the wolves or oh you know that's it danger to whoever you are whether you're a working man who are violent drug bill or so it's like you know like right now it is cold out so you see people want stuff like this this had i don't translate all black mail so now me i'm a musician and i'm an actor and i'm a activist so i don't want to trouble but somebody else walking out you know it is
what it is is what it is. all right now you are in east baltimore and this is all tell me all this is a mall this is the right same as desire like a lot of black people like myself with when i was a kid become a vile clothes. liquor store. farmer scenes we have beauty supply stores so this is like a one stop. like you come here and do everything it was
a growing community during the seventy's and eighty's and this is all tell more. what happened here like any other community going to seventy's and eighty's it was a high volume of drugs and as you can see this idea became a drug trafficking environment lot of drugs and with that being said some of the store was some of the buildings just deteriorated because of the traffic of drugs and with that a little bit of violence people get shot. the crime now is undercover because. there's different drugs different drugs pills pills pills a very popular these days very popular pills
a revolving pot people grandmothers don't feel safe walking here with groceries a mother don't feel safe would bring her son here to maybe take him to get something to eat so just over time things kind of deter just one dell. told me that she miles at this rate to move my stable is a pacific. rim or is repeated trying to show me the lower merion grade school district if you do you think she blocks their way to the second and i can see we're just a couple days ago a guard actually at the gas station got shot sixteen times because you grew up here to know marion after school told me. the football team stuff looked like the n.f.l. . they got on. they got everything you got to go show for it try to play
sports and even if you do you know it's so expensive you got a single mother she barely could feed these kids you know which are the most is three hundred dollars on a football she might say to me playing for each other much difference assuming there was into a young person is thirteen fourteen twelve nine dead eight sue miles there's two million miles of a difference because because they're going to these homes where you look at these look like they they look at bandit is right living in a look at the way they look at be this some light the second floor light is what i mean some i live in it right the first floor of my not in the regulators will go by to live some i live on a second floor window people that live around here some sound don't even think there's going to miles that we're right some people even know what low a million looks like imagine a kid they go to sleep at night they don't got no heat in a school this just for dallas right here that's not like this summer.
so right now this still is baltimore this is look for old pals and projects everyone lives close together close together so everybody know it's up around here as you can see is a rough neighborhood. police brutality and high crime rate and what we eat is as messed up. we don't have good food we're here to eat you have grocery stores where families like buy snacks like mills high poverty. low education rate. tame pregnancy housing. a lot of killings movies shooting round here a lot of my friends lost their lives. in this neighborhood. people
can't get a job they sell drugs spray here you know wave of people come boom boom boom boom boom. you know and that's how they make one is uncontrollable you got to survive look. well it's a jungle so an example you got to act like a lion amongst other lines that like the beasts a must of the beast so this is survival of the fit is at the rose for you have to survive people minds can expand if they close together death plus trade it in they don't know how to express themselves that was full of ballots the government designed these housing projects and they keep people suppress.
i believe that the environment that you grow up in plays a huge part as to what you are experiencing your life as well as what you become when you grow up. oftentimes i'm impressed bird. people die in specific locations they utilize the flowers and teddy bears or create a memorial on the spot. so hopefully as a reminder to continue to reinforce why. not going the negative route or the dark road. in my adult life i've had six friends that have never heard of you gun violence in homewood. one was working as a bartender at
a local bar and a patron came in and decided to shoot him inside for another young woman named jenny's toll and she was murdered in a bar of the street from the y.m.c.a. because she didn't want to give her phone number to a gentleman that was there and then there's another one of our friends named frederick douglas that was murder right on on frank's on avenue not sure for what for what reason exactly but all these places are within. two minutes of the y.m.c.a. which is unique because that's where a lot of our kids go. basketball is a easy game for kids to pick up on because all you need is a vast. you can get lost in a game for hours or years or even a lifetime for some people like michael jordan or kobe bryant.
able columns on a motivation and more importantly gives them an opportunity to excrete. a lot of kids who look good. athletes and entertainers so even want to be rappers for the next le bron james or they want to be their neighborhood gangsta and the neighborhood drug deal that's fascinating into so kids they get parents to see in their environment and they have options was like evil you selling crack rock or you got to we can jump shot in order to excrete the hood. market you know and.
i. was going to let it fall where for the day. this was some of the best of the saucy. feeling she. let me also say like you shall before. class was for most. women tell you what you guys cannot be a real bad people. all of the reasons were because there was division you know in the principle behind dividing that's why members were united states of america divided states. this whole area was black so what happened was they put dead highway didn't care to put the highway right down the middle right smack down the middle. of this most
prosperous inner city community called jackson ward which actually was named black wall street this was prosperous and then they divided it right here and as we crossed over into this section you want to see the transition. government housing became high crime drugs everything in addition to the highway as i mentioned some of the black own businesses left their businesses to go to other areas this area right here and then became the ghetto this is one of the high crime areas right now. yes we see the difference here books ace government housing. you know businesses. welfare food stamps you get home. you get home. and basically you just barely get along and you're living off of the government see blacks did better when we didn't get help. we were getting help we did better because we had to we're forced to do for ourselves where you start
giving people help and paying them then this what happens these people are used to a check which is only enough for them to live in this kind of condition who wants to open up a business in a high crime area. because then you get rough. oh my dough for not sixteen metal. denoted. by the. isis fighters and boarding a philippine naval ship. but
not for me ned mean ninety dollars. just aren't abdulla still don't know what's waiting for them. because it will. give you an idea not to. have to take it out on. the man on the plane. when i see images and hear things with your door. i see people who are afraid not see these are some women in these white supremacist groups and i see the. movie. probably has a hole or that is the color of their skin that's all they have going for themselves
to their white skin. my son was doing drugs my nephews was still in drugs my sister just weren't doing drugs it was like an epidemic of drug abuse america's public enemy number one in the united states is drug abuse he started going after the users in the prison population sewer we started treating sick people people who are addicted to these drugs like criminals. there are countless numbers of people who are in prison for. certain sins for being minor minor offenders in the drug trade it's a lot watching your children grow up and miss you in waves and say by daddy as you're walking out of this it's just it doesn't get easier.
there's a low blow number of opportunities here in western pennsylvania as well as so not only did our industries move but a lot of our people moved as well which forced even more businesses to extremely difficult to run a business in a place like home well just because one there's not a a lot of people there and then too the people there don't have the necessary means to take advantage of extra things one of the unique businesses that has been able to been a steadfast place to look to and home with i think they're you know at least fifteen years old and mr mr bundy has been there you know making. making those donuts for for kids to make sure that they have food before they went to school for four generations upon generations so even in those situations where if mom and dad couldn't take care of kids knew that they could go to the bakery and grab a donut or grab something to make sure that they had so food in order to get
through today so. i don't know how they did it but they found a way to be a constant presence in that neighborhood despite what has gone. on there are good or bad you know i don't. i am very compliant with homework here. in a word or three and in our summary of news you haven't read earlier i don't see any new businesses coming in right now a couple big companies k.f.c. . fell away maybe meet their quota here whatever company calls for you know they've been gone for you know five six years you know i thought long they'd been out of here. you know. that's just
a tough par in a round the guns in murders did take place right out ave is one of the busiest roads and western pennsylvania is one of the longest and strangest rows so people arrive from the a fluent neighborhoods out on the side of western pennsylvania and they ride through homewood through traffic every single day to go to work which is crazy if you go on a news it'll say you know somebody got murdered in the home of a so it's not a place that you want to pull over and stop and maybe grab a donna and coffee rather than the same traffic. we've got here is the most level one you know most one of the capital murder. something's not so great. we'll talk about your food and how it impacted because you thought hostile i thought it was sixty dollars thought it was
thought it was sixty dollars though gas saw you know how it all enough to sell a food amount so make a living now was there see what the slave say it's all about what will feast i was actually so when i saw my anger it's fun that's. hostile so the bit i'm committing i think about it every bycatch ahead i want to cut the ad which it sounds to. addict so we tried to add it all you do is like controlled latte to have a. we behave but our city you know what we used to get out of pool so we will do so that's what i live on in the grotto you got a club. you know we know. we had a bottom you have to climb all the way to how. to make a name for yourself l primary right now we're so happy that is comparing it to like a war zone actually nice a movie or shot of baltimore. in saudi arabia. is probably crazy yeah
told me probably my. whole crowd a lot of people. my senior year i found out i was having a baby by a woman that i wasn't going to marry so i dropped out of school was living out of my parents' house was broke and started dabbling in some things that i did in need to dabble and put myself in a situation to almost be murdered in two thousand and eleven as a result of that experience that's when i made the decision to start doing what i do what i did it was a basketball team start to focus more on my basketball career. basketball it's a competition with yourself. you have to call for yourself. it's a game where you have to learn to share and play with your teammates and more importantly compete against the other team as well as the environment. when people
think about the ball they don't look at it in that aspect where you break it down because it's a personal battle it's a battle of monks your team and other people. it's about almost you and the environment. it's a game of skill it's a game of aggression. and physicality where you're forced to tremble you're supposed to shoot. the force and do a lot of things that people take for granted in every day. just that that passion that i've been able to maintain from my childhood and carry over into my adulthood is with us around to be so much different than everybody else and create an opportunity where people say we could work to find other children in the father's neighborhoods primarily in homes where i start as a consumer all it's to teach them how to harness that energy and maintain that energy into their adulthood so then they can continue like i said to do some of the things that i've done if not take it further and further and further.
so will be also right now is a war. losing too many people every day out there read they are going to stick life in philly put up are you. and that's another fatherless show as another woman who who meaning come almost a mother who got a i'm tired of seeing what mothers have to bury the blacks on birth and that's just that they have been as is is plain as i can put it i don't want to see people being killed and miss where you griego i don't need to see people getting killed and russia i damn sure don't want to see people you shouldn't feel that those.
primaries based on no drugs. you know people who didn't kill the anything. ninety five percent of the crimes. or least eighty five percent of chrome's is drug related. you know we're a weirdo. right now currently we're the number one. murder capital in united states we also number one in her way addiction here. why because we have the port which is right there we're willing to the edge of the east coast so a lot of things come through the ports just the way kids get involved with drugs growing up and in a city soon as you step outside your door. being go you're right there.
actually some i may add when you step outside your door scuse me do you know where i can just a wee from scuse me you know that's a don't. mean you know got some coke. me you know got some pills. right now in the community is going through a change because it changes going on in this community because john hopkins in a real estate value is going up so a lot of these residents is not going to be here to do too much longer and they're going to bring in the good food because it's already south everything is about spacing right now and everything so you've got well you've got wealthy people living next to like poor people. so eventually to poor people it's going to get it's going to it's not going to be around anymore. they're moving a poor people out to the county out this way so homeowners. they give them voters
and voters meaning give you access to another house you don't have to pay me money just move right on it put it think about it you may be away from the city. so right now in the city there's a growing. epidemic of just like well the conflict is is no inclusion for the people as they are ready. best to call flick. the conflict is there's no inclusion everyone does a resident right now. they're not included in no future plans best the conflict. desk changing because donald trump done that up donald trump is sending you oh basket full of contaminated food it already had to end in there and people do not like so donald trump has really stepped in
a lot of people who really have freedom of choice you don't have a freedom of choice which you eat you know you're eating with the government giving you can usually call it a go get food at a market mail mistake yet if you're on a welfare and you want to have their donald trump basket he said when you like go a basket full of food government your government get it so you can't there's no more purchase things are changing in the rich want access to the city. in with that comes. just occasion a lot of things get exposed right now. you know. a lot of people go to church. and. you know they give offerings and you know i'm a speaking bedouin you want to listen and i'm just going from my observation but at
the same time when they're in the. same people that they were a lot of dispersed. never be there for them financially and it never has. the fingers together you're going to squeeze it in there and make sure you figure stays off the church moved to. going to this position and then make sure you set your hand and properly bring the got up and keep it i love ok all right so the thought and the. old saying well ok forget what you saw in the movie sorry if you shoot the way bishop in movies you'll never get anything.
you. see. the folks who print the money when they want more money they just print more money they don't rely on the workers to go and produce stuff that they have to go sell and then make a profit on the stuff they sell you don't see that in the car industry mark become financial eyes they don't see that the property market any more spend financial eyes you don't see the manufacturing in the u.s. has been exported to china and financial eyes commodified securitized an american as a worker is completely redundant the same as they are around the world of wages are converging and they converge at the wages in china so china wages are roughly i think four or five thousand dollars a year this is where the american wages are headed. came here where did you work before you came here when you live. in many us states
cause not. good enough. for headline stories this some of the united states say's all options remain on the table when it comes to fairness waylay they have also crisis hit country with more sanctions for the usa called voice. washington threatens to close chinese language on cultural centers across the u.s. as well as force teachers to register as foreign agents also ahead. tens of thousands of students skip school and from.