I lost a lot of my friends through Gun/Knife Crime, i learnt from it, i went to University got my degree, i joined the army and now i have a wonderful job while doing my music along
This time We went to different location in London and asked people a few questions about Gun/Knife crime.
Knife crime has been around for years it has now escalated to some youths believing it’s the best form of defence. However on the other hand some use knives to show there superior (generally not a family member, as lack of parenting is a sign of such violence) Ranking on the streets of London is not just a STATUS QUO it’s a STATUS QUO ANTE. Now guns are becoming a problem as well as knives, society needs to tackle both and I suppose at the bottom of the ladder is best start. On the other hand knives are hard enough for the law to control as they are readily available, what will they do about guns as they flood our country? Increasing prison sentence time maybe the only way, build more prisons for such youths if we have too, on the other hand why does the government mix criminals? surely its like sending them to university to learn more about crimes, we all know right from wrong, charity begins from home so parents should start taking there responsibility serously so is the government.
SPORAH MEETS ANTON AND SARAH MAC
Anton went through Gun/Knife crime because he would not give in his belonging over.
Anton Raes moved to South London in 1992, moving from council house to council house, life was tough but he remained grounded due to the fact of a strong family relationship he had with his parents. It was through his parents he discovered the world of art, how you could express yourself in postive ways. Through his Mum a singer, he taught himself to write music and developed exceptional poetry skills, though his Dad at the time was unknown to him, he tought himself wearable art designs he discovered for the love of fashion. Growing up during his teens it was a tough experience with a harsh learning step after losing a couple of close friends through mindless and senseless street violence.
Anton realised he was going to have work very hard if he was going to have a future but with no money or funding that was going to be a tough Journey. He enrolled at a local college, then went on to university majoring in film studies. It was at this point where things started to take off after repeatedly posting poems on poem hunter, Leila steinberg the ledgedery mentor to the late Tupac Shakur came across. One of Anton's poem's about Steven Lawrence hailing him the urban Shakespeare she instilled confidence in him to carry on pushing and pushing, he did after seeing an ad in the newspaper for fashion designer competion fronted by a Major world superstar Anton sent of an application after 4 gruelling auditions Anton beat off thousands of applicants to reach the final 23, with out ever going to fashion school proving anything is possible with a little bit of self belief, he is currently waiting on hearing if he made the last 12 the programme will air this summer. Watch this space.
Sarah Mac, a talented 21 year old singer/songwriter from South London will perform live on the sporah.
Sarah recently starred on The Brit Awards 2012 singing a duet with Jessie J thanks to Master card's Priceless campaign.
She's currently studying Commercial Music at Westminster University and the British Academy of New Music, recording her latest demo at Bankstock Studios and constantly writing potential hits, Sarah Mac is one to look out for in the near future.
Thank you so much guys for spreading the word.
Trying to help people through what they have been through is even better.
Sporah exchanging ideas with Mr Patrick Marché the CEO and the Founder of Caribbean Scene Group.
Anton emphasises that Parents need to become more strict with there children, parents should not let their children out all hours and think this is good parenting, Now days it is too easy for children to buy alcohol, schools can only do so much about this if parents take on the responsibility after school.
What an amazing day!
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT ANTON AND SARAH TONIGHT AT 10:30PM ON BEN TV: SKY 184.
According to sources found on the internet, knife crime happens every 24 minutes.
How does that make people on the street feel? Many of them says
How does that make people on the street feel? Many of them says
- Shocking, frightening, disgusting, sad
I think we need to make the consequences harsher so that the message will start to get through to people.
Children should start to be made aware of this in the Juniors at school not secondary!
Knife crime affects everyone, no matter who you are. Do not think just because you are a girl, or your over 30 that you will be excused from it.
SPILLA ON ACTION..!
HOW SOMEONE WANTED TO TAKE HIS LIFE AWAY.!
Am a surviver Sporah.
I refused to give away my belongings Sporah.
Why should i?
He told us that, It would be a good idea to give practical advice to parents about it and could find areas of interests in local teens as now all they are doing is hanging around shopping centres, local shops, parks, pubs and other dangerous areas when they could be at a youth centre or doing something productive.
Now am happy, i have a good job.
Spilla performing Live at the Sporah Show.
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT SPILLA ON THE SPORAH SHOW TONIGHT 10:30PM ON SKY 184. DON'T MISS OUT.
MY NEXT GUEST WAS BY THE RIVERS: ONE OF THE GROUP MEMBER EXPERIENCED GUN/KNIFE CRIME.
Sporah meets the Boys : By The Rivers.
BY THE RIVERS are an Original 6 Piece Reggae band from Leicester, UK.
Inspired by many genres of music, this band of youngsters write songs with social comment, positive messages as well as love songs and all things that affect the youth of today. With songs that will catch all your positive emotions, and make you want to dance and sing. This is Roots Reggae for a new generation!
Forming in May 2010, the rest of the year saw them release their first EP and support the likes of FUN LOVIN' CRIMINALS (On 2 of their UK Dates), THE BEAT, NEVILLE STAPLE, DAWN KINNARD and TOPLOADER.
2011 has seen the band releasing their latest EP entitled 'EP 2', as well as supporting THE BUZZCOCKS, MAXI PRIEST, MUSICAL YOUTH, DAWN PENN, SAXON SOUND, NEVILLE STAPLE, JOHN HOLT, & THE SPECIALS on their 15 Date UK Arena Tour in Oct/Nov. The year has also seen the release of their Debut Single 'One Word' released on Kompyla Records, which reached No.21 in the iTunes Reggae Singles Charts, as well as receiving BBC Radio 6 Airplay on Lauren Laverne's & Huey Morgan's shows. Their EP Package entitled 'EP1+EP2' reached No.2 in the iTunes Reggae Album Charts, coming 2nd to Bob Marley. The band have also played on the BBC Introducing Stage at T IN THE PARK, having their set videoed by the BBC and gaining BBC Radio 1 Airplay. Acoustic sessions from Nile and Jordan have also been performed on BBC Radio Nottingham's visuals show 'The Beat' and also an A64 session on SB.TV.
Explaining to us how the gang wanted to knife him on the back.
THANK YOU SO MUCH GUYS FOR SHARING WITH US.
ONE WORD is out Now, Please find out more HERE.
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT BY THE RIVERS ON THE SPORAH SHOW TONIGHT 10:30PM ON SKY 184.
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