Originally published 5.10.09
Grammy-Award winning Hip-Hop artist and actor T.I. and his K.I.N.G. Foundation, LIFE Camp, Political Swagger Foundation, Rev. Al Sharpton & National Action Network and the C.H.A.N.G.E. initiative will host the RESPONSIBILITY IS A LIFESTYLE: Itâ€™s Time to Bury Da Beef Anti-Gun Violence Rally/Press Conference on Monday, May 11, 2009 at the National Action Network from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.
The Responsibility is a Lifestyle: Itâ€™s Time to Bury Da Beef is a response to the growing trend of gun and gang violence that plagues communities in the State of New York and areas across America; Grammy Award winner T.I. through his K.I.N.G Foundation continues to use his voice to encourage young people to accept responsibility as a lifestyle.
According to the official press release, a survey conducted by the Center for Disease Control revealed that an average of 16 youth per day are killed from senseless violence. Specifically, young people ages 10 â€“ 24.
In the past two weeks alone heinous crimes have struck our communities, including a 13-year old boy who was shot in the head as hundreds of teens gathered on a Harlem corner; a 17 and 19-year old male murdered in a double homicide in Queens, NY; and last Friday night, where a 15-year-old teen was chased, beaten, shot and burned in Chicago, IL.
The Responsibility Is A Lifestyle: Itâ€™s Time to Bury Da Beef is being organized as a call to action to engage elected officials, community organizers, artists, and every American citizen to accept responsibility to build safer communities.
For more information log on to: http://www.thekingfoundation.com/