Jonathan Smith

Days before a deranged gunman killed 59 people in the nation's deadliest mass shooting, Jonathan Smith drove from Orange County, CA. to Las Vegas to celebrate the 43rd birthday of his brother, Louis Rust, a big country music fan.

Smith, a 30-year-old copy machine repairman, and nine members of his family were among the 22,000 country music fans enjoying the final act -- Jason Aldean -- at the Route 91 Harvest Country Music Festival on Monday night.

Then the shots rang out.

Like others in the crowd, Rust and Smith initially thought the gunshots were fireworks.

The music kept playing, as Aldean ran off the stage. Then the music stopped and the stage lights went out.

Rust and Smith scanned the sky for fireworks. There were none. Just a torrent of bullets raining down.

As the crowd began to panic, Rust realized what was going on and told his family members to hold hands and run.

But in the ensuing chaos the family members were separated. Smith turned back towards the stage, searching for his 3 nieces -- ages 22, 18 and 17.

He couldn't find them, but he saw other frightened young people frozen with fear, making themselves easy targets for the crazed gunman.

Smith shouted, “Active shooter, active shooter, let’s go! We have to run."

He grabbed several people and told others to follow him to a parking garage near the airport where several rows of cars were parked. They huddled behind the last row of cars.

“I got a few people out of there,” Smith said. “You could hear the shots. It sounded like it was coming from all over Las Vegas Boulevard."

Smith stood up to warn several girls to get behind the cars. That's when he took a bullet in the neck.

He stumbled to the street, clutching his neck, trying to staunch the bleeding. An off-duty San Diego police officer saw him and put pressure on his neck wound. The officer tried to flag down passing cars.

Many card passed him by before a pickup truck finally stopped and Smith was loaded into the back along with other victims.

Smith struggled to breathe as panic slowly set in.

“I really didn’t want to die,” said Smith in the lobby of the Sunrise Hospital lobby on Monday afternoon. He recalled the off-duty officer kept telling him he would be okay. He was sure the officer saved his life.

Smith was treated for a broken collarbone, a cracked rib and a bruised lung.

The doctor who treated Smith told him removing the bullet in his neck might cause more damage.

“I might have to live with this bullet for the rest of my life," Smith told journalist Heather Long, who spotted him sitting alone in the lobby, waiting for his discharge papers.

He didn't look like the typical country music fan. Smith was shirtless and wearing only a pair of red shorts. A large bandage covered the bullet wound in his neck.

After listening to his story, Long snapped a photo of Smith and tweeted it out to her followers.

She captioned the image: "Jonathan Smith, 30, saved ~30 people last night before he was shot in the neck. He might live w/the bullet for rest of his life. #vegasstrip".
 


 
The photo went viral on social media. It was shared over 300,000 times on Twitter.com and Facebook.com by Monday night.

Many hailed Smith a hero for risking his life to save others.

But Smith doesn't consider himself a hero.

“I don’t see myself that way,” he told Long. “I would want someone to do the same for me. No one deserves to lose a life coming to a country festival."

A GofundMe account has been set up to raise money to assist the victims with medical expenses.

  • imright

    he was at the concert ?? ?

  • quenelle

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  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Praise God!!!
    Thank God for his quick thinking & selflessness!

  • Pamela

    The brother stood up amidst the shooting? Okay.

  • Renee26

    Well looka here!! A hero with the complexion that is most feared in American...saved at least 30 people from a gunman that had the complexion that wasn't feared yet he was dangerous enough to kill all those people without actual vendettas against the individuals he targeted. People need to wake up and stop justifying attacks on those with black skin with the excuse of FEAR... if the yt man isn't feared after all of these years of mass murder that's no excuse.

  • Sonny Johnson

    Heather Long didn’t feel the need to insert the anthem protest in her tweets while highlighting this man’s heroism but you did shows the difference between journalism and sensationalism

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    (waving church fan....) PREEEEAACHA!!

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    He is a Rescuer.

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    super sonic petty ^^^^^^^ (but i get it ?)

  • Pamela

    But he still stood up amidst the shooting and got himself shot in the neck. Not very smart. Glad he's okay.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    That is what Real Men do.

  • Pamela

    Trying to get killed? Doesn't make sense.

  • Renee26

    It irks my soul...black skin should not be feared...black people are some of the most understanding and empathetic beings there are

  • Ms Thang

    I knew people would mention that freaking national anthem. Pat Roberts blamed all of that mess on the taking a knee during the anthem.

  • brownisback

    If it were me I would want someone to attempt to help me to safety

  • Renee26

    He was trying to save others and thought they were in a safe area in the garage...I can see it happening. He's alive and saved lives too. That's a heroic act right there...putting yourself in danger to save others

  • Pamela

    Rescuer who could have gotten killed.

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    in your house, if you woke up and there was a spider crawling up your wall and a butter fly flying around...which one are you going to kill first, no questions asked?

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    He was not trying to get killed. It was a selfless act.
    And he said, he would want someone to do the same for him. He just sowed good Karma.
    Police. Fire Fighters. Others place them selves in danger everyday. And so do selfless individuals.
    You would not want someone to help you in the same situation Or someone that you loved?

  • Renee26

    Did you see the video and all of those people who crouched down and hit the ground....only a few ran in the beginning. They were sitting targets... had he not said anything and only thought of himself the other people may have been killed too.

  • klwbaby

    What does kneeling at a game have to do with what this man did?

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    But he did not. We all take chances in life. That is what makes it worth living. And what he did was an incredible selfless act.

  • Kanyade

    Fortune often favors the brave. Bless him for helping others.

  • Pamela

    Personally, I wouldn't want someone to put their own life in danger for me. I couldn't live with that guilt, but that's just me.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    To each his own.

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    Before the day is over the media somewhere is going to pull a credit report, arrest records, final grades in elementary school, and everything else to discredit this young man.

  • Pamela

    True.

  • brownisback

    You know it!

  • klwbaby

    Did he asked for a donation to the 700 club after he said that?

  • Jen_no_juice

    The title is a bait auntie..... God bless this young man!

    Y'all be good. I can't be in this post today

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Nice story Sandra.
    @sandrarose
    sandrarose.com

  • Pamela

    Personally, I wouldn't, especially if there was a probability that they might loose their lives in the process.

  • KcoolMuziq

    Exactly in 5 4 3 2 1.

  • Renee26

    No let's not compare bugs to humans...there have been numerous studies that show that black people are more compassionate and empathetic towards other people who are suffering.

    To answer your question though my son is very afraid of spiders but he refuses to kill them...so in my house they both would live and be shoo'd outside. Yes, he's afraid of the tiny insects but still wants them to live....me I kill bug but wouldn't hurt a person unless my life or my families life is in danger. My son is already seen as a treat because of his black skin but he wouldn't intentionally kill an insect so what's that tell you?

  • Phillybruh

    That headline though.

  • Renee26

    Sad but true

  • tintin

    the white man will never give the black man credit. i didn't' hear anything about this young man and bet you if it was a white guy, he'd be on every talk show today.

  • bemetoo

    all those yt people not one was a "Hero"

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Sometimes I forget that there are black people who are actually fans of country music. It ain't my cup of tea, that's for sure.

  • bemetoo

    true but he looks like he was there for the yt puss

  • Ms.Vanilla

    Taking a knee and what this man did are two different things. One good deed does not eliminate another. They are both important.

  • ThisHarryHere

    Interesting title. So much pandering...

  • Sandra Rose

    He is a hero. God bless him.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    While others were kneeling, this patriot got shot saving 30 people in Las Vegas
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    I'm confused. Are we saying the NFL players should have been out there saving lives in Las Vegas instead of playing football? Or is this a pathetic attempt at making a correlation between two completely unrelated activities? Asking for myself.

  • You Could Never

    I listen but I aint going to a concert.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I know I sure wouldnt . Between all the rednecks, cowboy hats, and confederate flags, I just couldn't deal with that environment.

  • Ms.Vanilla

    Harpo, who dis woman?

  • Ryan

    That man's a hero. The title doesn't make sense though.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    It makes perfect sense because Sandra is actually a white man.

    It was a diss to NFL players kneeling and calling them NOT heroes.

  • Mister Fantastic

    While she was cooning, stalking those that denied her existence, and writing blog posts to please her masta, this amazing guy got shot saving 30 people in Las Vegas.

    THERE, fixed it for ya...

  • Ni Ni

    As a music lover, l like listening to country music sometimes. It's sorta like the blues, the lyrics actually tell stories which are silly, fun, and i don't hear anything graphic or cussing. It's family oriented. I remember when CMT used to show linedancing every night, there young and old folks on the floor having a good time.

  • I want to be free

    And don't forget the Yee-Haw's. Gives me the shivers when I hear that.

  • Anna Maria

    Is she saying that those are no count black football players who shoulda been murdered at the country music concert? Lord forgive this self hating ...

  • WutizaGRANNY!

    Many card passed him by before a pickup truck finally stopped
    This is why they kneel.. bleeding black man in vegas..nobody wanted to help but one..if the truck driver wouldn't have stopped..he would be a nameless black dude who people would have wondered WTF he was doing there any way or WE would have said well thats what you get for being around the YTPEPO..Imma leave this with yall

    Unity unites, division divide. You can't unite divisiveness. Division is the greatest weapon they use against us and it works. don't believe.. me? Well read the headline of this Post and you have that proof..
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/68bc52b2a4f54f3dc0d4dea29ec0c12c203c19b65d4d18beb2fbbd13d0be6a55.gif

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    BM: is this a pathetic attempt at making a correlation between two completely unrelated activities?

    Si

  • You Could Never

    Jimmy Kimmel got me with sweaty eyeballs. Forgot he was from Vegas. He can barely hold it together in this clip.

    God bless everyone impacted.

    https://youtu.be/ruYeBXudsds

  • Ni Ni

    All rednecks aren't racist, but i totally understand.

  • Ms.Vanilla

    Yeah but I bet you loved Hee Haw back in the day. That show was great!...lol... And the country musical guests were the bomb.

  • Anna Maria

    What does he have to do with pro football players who kneel?

  • I want to be free

    Very touching and moving.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Alex, I'll take: "a pathetic attempt at making a correlation between two completely unrelated activities" for $500.

  • Ni Ni

    Lmao

  • You Could Never

    It really is man. So SAD

  • You Could Never

    I understand the sentiment. Nobody stopped for the black man. But it was the officer that nobody stopped for. This cat up top wasnt flagging anyone down. The officer was. And truth be told folks are running. Im not stopping. Im just saying. I would be scared too. Just like everyone else.

  • lovelygamour

    This blog is read by many. Why couldnt you just give him some respect. Do you have something against african-americans? When its one of us you twist things. This isnt as bad as black gossip "moon crickets" but I really did expect better from you. I dont know if sandra even writes this blog anymore but this was uncool. It couldve been "guy saves tons of people" and second post couldve been about kneeling.

  • Ni Ni

    That show was hilarious to me. We only had two or three channels and watched Hee Haw faithfully.

  • Vicki White

    I pray I never be in a situation like that but it is comforting to know that selfless men like him exist. Great post Sandra!

  • brownisback

    Don't know you but I love you!!!!

  • I want to be free

    I love that he called out the NRA and the senators who voted against that gun bills.

  • https://vidozz.com/cyq ? King Kari ?????????

    True hero!!!!!

  • lovelygamour

    Sadly you bring up a good point.

  • You Could Never

    I live right up the street from our original outside venue/ampitheater. When I TELL you the country acts are the biggest ones? But they are ALSO the rowdiest ones.All the damn whoopin and hollering and the TRASH they leave behind up and down the roads leading to the venue the next day. And they think its US. I didnt see not one beer can or SHAT after the Future concert. But Jason Aldean was JUST here in Sept. Huge crowd. Mad trash left over. Hank Williams Jr and Lynard Skynard show too. IJS.

  • https://vidozz.com/cyq ? King Kari ?????????
  • You Could Never

    Why couldnt you just give him some respect.

    ^^^^^^^^^^
    Bc she thought we were going to go in on him bc he was a at a country concert is my thought.

  • Ms.Vanilla

    Yes it was. And the songs stuck in your mind every week. Remember gloom, dispair and agony on me...ohhh!

  • You Could Never

    He aint hold back

  • nick c

    Jimmy crying every night it seems like ACA now this.

  • Nina Ross

    Does he help Black people?

  • Yashara Bat Orion

    I would never feel safe at a country and wesson (Five Heartbeats) concert. They are so pumped for Trump but wait until they have to give up their guns....all Hell gonna break loose.

  • Ms.Vanilla

    Let's take the end of that statement one step further.
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    if YT isn't feared after all these years of mass murder then you're delusional.

  • nick c

    They release the shooter death photo and everything I guess they don't want any sandy hook conspiracies this time

  • Nina Ross

    You don't unite with your enemy... you submit

  • Karen Brady

    Hero! He didn’t look like the typical country music fan. Smith was shirtless and wearing only a pair of red shorts. Did he not look like the typical country fan because he's black or because he was shirtless in red shorts? The last part sounds like the typical country western music fan to me.

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    no im not comparing humans to bugs...but attempting to use an analogy, that an activist made, that remained with me...and the analogy/statement was "Black men" are seen as the spider of society. Most people/even passive would not think twice of killing a spider, whether they knew them to be poisonous or not...you just see a spider and that all you see..but the butterfly, you would not most likely kill. And i think that your son wouldn't kill a spider speaks volumes to a peaceful spirit. And that deserves a "good Job Mom" acknowledgment..."GOOD JOB QUEEN"

  • Yardgirl

    Thanks for sharing!! Jimmy came through with the receipts and I thank him for that. He has a wide audience and they need to hear the truth.

  • Karen Brady

    YEE HAWWWW! There sure are.. not me but there are more than a few.

  • Pnthr

    So NFL players were supposed to teleport and save them precious white folk huh.

  • I want to be free

    I think that maybe his shirt was/is bloody or they may have had to cut it off of him to treat him.

  • Karen Brady

    whoopin and hollering ... teeee heeeee.. add honky tonkin to that and yiou just might have a song.

  • TheOwley

    Sad that some people didn't waste time politicizing this awful event. You know who the usual players are on that. These people were attending a country music concert, likely conservative voters, legal gun owners, but of course some folks made note of that and reveled in it.

    People got murdered but the first thing we gravitate to is if the killer was black or white, and black folks rightfully took a sigh of relief he was't black. Then who were the concert goers, are these liberal or conservative leaning. This is where we are at today. Or, they were white people Sandra, why are they on this site.

    Unity unites and devision divides is a nice slogan to live by but we fail. It took me no time to get past the differences while still acknowledging the injustices in this world. We need spiritual cleansing and better get their house in order.

    I see a young black man that likes country music, as if their lyrics don't talk about the same struggles black folks experience, and not a N word in there. For all we know, he likes to listen to Beethoven....gasp.

  • Karen Brady

    lmaoooooooooo... ya think? Probably.

  • Noirluv45

    This is truly a heartbreaking event! My heart goes out to all those affected by it. Kudo to this brother for stepping in to help. I've only heard one positive stereotype about Black people: We are Good Samaritans. Out of every group, Black people help more than other groups. I heard that years ago on 20/20 and I believe it.

    In spite of all the gun laws on the books, can we really keep armory out of the hands of those who want them? There will always been ways for people to get illegal firearms.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    but where is the correlation? are you suggesting these "others were kneeling" at the concert, DURING THE SHOOTING???!!!!

  • Look@m3

    Glad to know I wasn't the only one side eyeing dude....
    He look like he is a avid 2 chainz listener.

  • Karen Brady

    # of chirrun, how many jobs he quit, last time he saw his daddy if at all.

  • Noirluv45

    The roots of country music are Black anyway. We are the innovators of most of the music attributed to White people. Speaking of Beethoven, my brother LOVED classical music when he was a teenager, and he still does. We are a diverse people.

  • Yardgirl

    I love classical music and even go to the symphony. By myself. :-)

  • Look@m3

    Yup, EVEN Rock and Roll!!

  • Ms.Vanilla

    I agree with you on the whole thing expect the sigh of relief that he wasn't black. When I hear of mass killings the first thing I think is YT did it.

  • Noirluv45

    Yes, this is what I'm talking about! ???? That's one of the reasons why I love us. We are diverse, DNA-wise and otherwise.

  • Ms.Vanilla

    Me too.. Mozart is better than Beethoven to me though.

  • Look@m3

    Its odd. I didn't think he was black too but a lot of black people around me were hoping he wasn't black. I was like nah bruh that aint our MO. We might stake out in a car and shoot people at a gas station but nah. If we in Vegas, we there to party, gamble and all of the above. We aint waisting a trip to do a mass shooting.....at least not yet we aint doing that mess.

  • Noirluv45

    Exactly! I tell you, the British Rock N Roll artists will tell people straight up that they celebrate the innovators of RNR such as Chuck Berry and Little Richard.

  • LeXx

    Maybe Iam slow bc i do loose a couple of brain cells reading these post but wtf does knelling have to do with this man and the lives he saved or the entire situation

  • TOO REAL

    Sandy take your trump ass kissing elsewhere. When change come and it will don't become black then.

  • Yardgirl

    Exactly!! I love the ballet too and yes I usually go by myself, but I am good with that! lol

  • Look@m3

    That's his name I couldn't think of his name...good old Chuck Berry! I feel like he aint never got the credit he deserved!!!

  • Noirluv45

    No. You aren't slow at all. Kneeling has nothing to do with this post whatsoever. SMH.

  • Look@m3

    I'm so glad I didn't read this article. I have had to stop reading her articles and go straight to the comment section. Le Sigh...

  • Chief Troll So Hard

    Who was kneeling around the time this happened?
    Was there a game on at the time of the concert?
    Was the people at the concert kneeling?
    Was it people randomly kneeling on the Vegas Strip?

    I'm asking for a friend LOL

  • Chief Troll So Hard

    You are not slow. I want to know who was kneeling too

  • Yardgirl

    When I heard Country concert, I thought that the shooter "might" be black. With all of the negativity about us these days, I can see it happening. I am surrounded by whites at work and when a black person does something like this, you can "feel" the vibe. This happened and nada, mums the word, nothing said. Things that make me go hmmmmm.

  • Noirluv45

    I sometimes do the same thing!

  • Noirluv45

    Lol!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    I'll give it to them, the musicians are technically sound, and the ones who can sing can really SING. Two of my favorite acts... Martina McBride is flawless vocally (no, she not Whitney, but NOBODY is), and Rascal Flatts' front man can do 'runs' with the best church choir any given Sunday, LOL!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    *cackles*

  • Noirluv45

    Yep, that's him! No, he has not gotten the credit he deserved!!! They will never admit that they didn't start RNR.

  • Karen Brady

    Were there some dack suckers kneeling somewhere?

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    no lie! here again, you couldn't get 'put on' if you couldn't bring it, Lol!

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    Absolutely

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    ...deep dark depression, excessive misery... ROFL!

  • Noirluv45

    You know, you can't let anyone else stop you from being well-rounded. I'm the same way. If someone doesn't want to go with me somewhere, I'll go by myself. I love ballet. It's so graceful and calming to the spirit.

  • Karen Brady

    teee heee ..

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    HAHA

  • Noirluv45

    My mom's friend went to Switzerland by herself and went mountain climbing! She was a Black woman. Also, in my hometown (Portland, OR), they had, at one time, an all-Black ski club. Many of us don't think of Black people listening to classic music, going to ballets, mountain climbing or skiing, but we do all that!

  • Ms.Vanilla

    If it weren't for bad luck we'd have no luck at all.. ohhh!

  • Str8tUpMenace

    QTNA!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    My woman done left me... my dog done dieeeed....Woe is meeee, ...etc etc..

  • Noirluv45

    Lawd! ??

  • Ms.Vanilla

    Cute, but that's not one of the songs LeBrick... lol

  • Clorox

    because..... this was a football game, right?

  • bemetoo

    yea i know another black guy lost in a sunken place for becky

  • Karen Brady

    Right.. like he made a wrong turn and just decided to hang.

  • Ryan

    If Sandra is actually a white man pretending to be black that would be one of the most pathetic things I've seen in years. Now that I think about it, never see her with Atlanta "celebrities".

    Anyway, she/he/it must not think that MLK Jr. or John Lewis were heroes either since they also kneeled during protests. Pretty sorry.

  • bemetoo

    lost black boy in sunken place

  • Ms.Vanilla

    *NEW POST*

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    No Sandra is claiming football players who kneeled aren't heroes.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    these cold azz folks haven't said a WORD about this tragedy!
    only person said something (to me) was the other Sister over here in this cube corner. they don't care for real, but had it been an opportunity for racial judgment, they would have been walking around here tryna look 'victimized' (same as they were acting when OJ beat that murder charge) https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/68bc52b2a4f54f3dc0d4dea29ec0c12c203c19b65d4d18beb2fbbd13d0be6a55.gif

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    last night Rachel highlighted the fact that just like the acts that are based in Vegas, there are several ongoing gun 'shows' that constantly open in Vegas.

  • Ms.Vanilla

    Ahh hahaha... cackle cackle cackle!!!
    That was too funny!

  • TheOwley

    Preach.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    you said they survived because they were already safely tucked behind the dumpsters? ROFL!

  • Anunnaki

    Ummm...i think you logged on to sandrarose.com sooo umm yea.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    Yaaasssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Sircaput

    So Sandra are you trying to say you are having issues with athletes kneeling in protest, because you don't believe unarmored black men are dying from police brutality? Most of the people that come to and support your blog site are black people but yet you make a mockery in a condescending way about peaceful protesting that gives a care about black lives.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    he tried it didn't he?! ROFL!

  • Ms.Vanilla

    Sho did!

  • Yardgirl

    High five girlie!! My sister does not get it, but I will go anywhere at any time by myself.

  • CookieMobster

    Bless this young man.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    "here's a quarter, call someone who cares"

    #RealLyrics

    LOL!!!

  • Sircaput

    I like your post but I total disagree that we blacks help more than other groups.

  • Gone Too Far

    Crazy. White people have killed the most and committed the most genocides and mass murder in US history and present day but they still manage to create the illusion that it’s black people who are dangerous and should be feared and they get away with it. Every time

  • Chief Troll So Hard

    she hates the skin she is in

  • Gone Too Far

    Right, they’ll find his medical records from 2 years ago that show he had thc in his system or something and use that as a reason to how he’s a thug. They dig hard and they twist cos they refuse to take the L

  • Clorox

    i can answer that: yes.

  • TheOwley

    Yes. Would your white co-worked be up in arms had he been black. Why not feel equally inspired with those feelings.

  • TheOwley

    Elvis was a pioneer in the thefting.

  • Gone Too Far

    That has always been the theory. That she’s actually a white man hiding behind a self hating black woman’s profile, and honestly if you’ve been around long enough on this blog, you wouldn’t hesitate to think it’s not true either

  • TheOwley

    The issue is spiritual with them, not a feeling for the dead but looking to feel better about Themselves by blaming people they don't like and hate. It's my point about spiritual death.

  • Karen Brady

    Lol.. you made me laugh :-)

  • Karen Brady

    ROTFLMAOOOOO. But seriously, log out.

  • Karen Brady

    LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.. Ya'll are a HOT mess.

  • Karen Brady

    Just one? I can count them for daysss

  • Karen Brady

    Boom. That right there.

  • Harley

    #blackking

  • Harley

    #clickandbait she knows its bull she just wants to get the people going

  • Harley

    #clickandbait it made you comment and she gets paid .. #moneyhungry

  • Ms.Vanilla

    lol right.. Like where can she go except here..... I like what he said though.... hehehehe

  • Ms.Vanilla

    lol right.. Like where can she go except here..... I like what he said though.... hehehehe

  • Gone Too Far

    They did the same shyt with Trayvon as if to say he deserved what happened to him. White people are so trifling

  • Gone Too Far

    They did the same shyt with Trayvon as if to say he deserved what happened to him. White people are so trifling

  • Ryan

    Actually, that makes A lot of sense. Cause some of the crazy ish on here makes me like, there's no way somebody black wrote this. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9c5f7f48934fbd71c298295aaf5785ff1420d3ba34ceec820db98db8dd4f1b60.jpg

  • Ryan

    Actually, that makes A lot of sense. Cause some of the crazy ish on here makes me like, there's no way somebody black wrote this. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9c5f7f48934fbd71c298295aaf5785ff1420d3ba34ceec820db98db8dd4f1b60.jpg

  • Gone Too Far

    No way lmao. It’s a white person

  • MistaO

    One situation has NOTHING to do with the other.

  • Noirluv45

    Thank you. Why do you disagree?

  • Ngwa Vajinn

    What does kneeling have to do with some white terrorist killing and injuring folks? Sorry Sandman,but if you were back in the slave era, and Trump was your master, you would be outside picking cotton...you wouldn't be considered an inside chick no matter how much you snitch on others or brown nose!!

  • Noirluv45

    I believe it, girl. I really do. I read that in Las Vegas, the older long-time residents are conservative. You know how they are with their guns.

  • Waya Hedia

    Good man. We need more like you.

  • Waya Hedia

    Mass killing. ONLY if they occur all at once. Yet, thousands killed every year by .. guess who.

  • Noirluv45

    Sure was. Another thief was Pat Boone.

  • Waya Hedia

    Roots of country music are Irish, Scottish, Celtic and black.

  • Waya Hedia

    When people in other forums tell me blacks aren't racist, I need only send them here.

  • Noirluv45

    Good for you ?? because if you waste your time waiting on people, you'll miss out.

  • Evillene

    This blog demeans the bravery and selflessness of Jonathon Smith with that stupid caption.

  • jazzysmith12

    luv this comment.Sandra is a white dude probably gay with gay black friends--an imposter!!!!

  • Noirluv45

    Rock N Roll was born from the Blues and the Blues started with Black people.

  • Ms.Vanilla

    That's not the subject of my comment so *dead*

  • jazzysmith12

    "While others were kneeling" Trick don't make me hack your blog and have it down for days---cheap azzx sh!t!!

  • Ms.Vanilla

    You said it. But who is the father of all lies? Well, there ya go. They are his spawn.

  • Waya Hedia

    You're racist comment was just eaten alive by reality.

  • Waya Hedia

    Do you know the difference between rock and roll and Country music? I guess not.
    Contributions to today's music have been made by people of all races. I need no lessons from you.

    "TRUTH HISTORY" lol.

  • jazzysmith12

    Nah the biggest "MASS MURDER" in this country's history after the 1900s was BLACK WALLSTREET period.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Good man! I hope all of his family members are alive and well also. Job well done...

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Yardgirl

    Good for her! My kind of woman!!

  • Yardgirl

    You only have one life to live might sound trite but it's the damn truth!

  • Yardgirl

    White privilege is real!! They pick and choose "their" reality and it's usually in their favor. SMH.

  • Yardgirl

    If he were black it would have been another story all together. SMH.

  • Noirluv45

    You are all but ignoring the millions killed by who? The rabid European. Throughout history, the European (White is a racial construct) have raped, killed, slaughtered and pillage, even other Europeans. You were/are barbarians who, in order to hide yourselves from your evil past and present, love to throw up faux statistics. That's the oldest White racist/supremacists playbook move in history. You all but overlook White on White crime and ignorantly don't realize (or you probably do, but won't admit it) that crime is normally commented by those who are acquainted with each other and of the same ethnicity. Whether it's mass or not, White people still (if you had up past, present, and future offenses) take the cake when it comes to barbarism, so please, if you want to come on here and battle, you better come correct. Sandra should squash you like the cockroach you are. You don't belong here.

  • Noirluv45

    Girl, that cockroach needs to be squashed.

  • Noirluv45

    You know! Mine too!!

  • Noirluv45

    That's right! We don't have time to wait around for people who aren't willing to broaden their horizons. It's okay if it's not their cup of tea, but don't stop others from living their lives. Keep on keeping on, sister.

  • Noirluv45

    There's something called ORIGINS. That means something starts somewhere, and Rock N Roll, country, blue grass, jazz, the blues, etc. started with Black people. Instead of coming there, why don't you try to read a book.

  • Noirluv45

    Girl, you ain't NEVER lied! They will tell you the sky is green when it's obviously blue. Another thing they'll do is talk over you or keep repeating the same old lie they've been telling themselves since they crawled out their caves.

  • Ms.Vanilla

    Exactly. I think I'll block it. It's comments do not make sense anymore.

  • http://suzar.com/BOTW/BOTW-ch1d-pages7-8.html Staci Elle

    #whitetears

  • Maxey Ross

    swesome guy

  • Maxey Ross

    swesome guy

  • Renee26

    Ok, I love that analogy!! I'm going to share that one for sure....it's spot on!

    Thanks Lady! I am very proud of my son and scared for him at the same time. He's a straight A student and an all around good kid and I hate that we live in a world that some people will look at him in a negative light simply based off of the color of his skin.

  • Renee26

    Ok, I love that analogy!! I'm going to share that one for sure....it's spot on!

    Thanks Lady! I am very proud of my son and scared for him at the same time. He's a straight A student and an all around good kid and I hate that we live in a world that some people will look at him in a negative light simply based off of the color of his skin.

  • Waya Hedia

    meh.. that's bullshit. You would think no one has made music but black people. Which is pure bullshit. If you want to complain about 'culture vultures' you need to look at yourself.

  • Waya Hedia

    meh.. that's bullshit. You would think no one has made music but black people. Which is pure bullshit. If you want to complain about 'culture vultures' you need to look at yourself.

  • Waya Hedia

    You are a despicable human being. Lost, hateful and disgusting. As for barbarians, I don't recall Americans ever hacking 500,000 people to death with machetes. Sandra can do what she wants and always does. Until then, I post where I want to.

  • Waya Hedia

    You are a despicable human being. Lost, hateful and disgusting. As for barbarians, I don't recall Americans ever hacking 500,000 people to death with machetes. Sandra can do what she wants and always does. Until then, I post where I want to.

  • deadellamore

    "While other were kneeling"...really?! You trying it. Are you even black?

  • deadellamore

    "While other were kneeling"...really?! You trying it. Are you even black?

  • Waya Hedia

    Cops ran TOWARDS the gunfire. With no protective armor and only their pistols. Heroes.

  • Waya Hedia

    And everyone who registered their music got royalties. More than they would have if he hadn't used their music.

  • Waya Hedia

    And sorry.. but Bluegrass is wholly descendant of Irish and celtic music.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    So they were doing what they were trained and paid to do?
    #notheroes

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I don't think Khloe or Kim Kardashian likes country music.

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    amen sister. i understand, and will stand in the gap for you and yours. please do the same for me. take care of your seeds

  • Waya Hedia

    As if any of that would have prevented this.

  • http://ivyleaguelove.tumblr.com/ Applebootay

    LOL

  • Waya Hedia

    There is a difference between kneeling and actually DOING SOMETHING. I think that's what Sandra was trying to say here.. went over your heads. That's for sure.

  • Waya Hedia

    I see.. All black people must think alike!

  • http://ivyleaguelove.tumblr.com/ Applebootay

    Tricks for clicks.....

  • Ms.Vanilla

    Everything you just said went right over that things head. Don't waste your time block that snake. It's only here to spread hate and drama. I blocked it and I think it replied to me anyway. How dumb.

  • Yardgirl

    Yes ma’am!!

  • morenYAHdelsur

    So should kneeling football players go looking to get shot? ? In order to be heroes?

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Self-loathing FOR REAL!

  • king shun

    some black people are calling him uncle om and a sell out...smh

  • king shun

    smh

  • king shun

    black man shot a pregnant black girl in the back of the head in my area.looking for some money her uncle posted on face book

  • Blah Blahhhhh

    Sandra can be so ignorant...smh. WTF is she doing but continuing the divisive rhetoric. Her title makes zero sense!

  • Blah Blahhhhh

    Exactly what they signed up to do.

  • Blah Blahhhhh

    YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSSS

  • C Mack

    So after this killer causes national pandemonium, you have time to attack kneeling athletes?

  • Noirluv45

    Girl, I figured it would. That's exactly what I'm going to do. I usually don't engage snakes, but I gave in this time. He is blocked. It's an idiot!

  • FallenOne

    @Sandra, like no love your site, but the misspellings and errors take away from your well written pieces..it is so common to see errors and misspellings even on big name sites such as CNN. This is unacceptable.

  • Tink Tink

    LOL at telling Sandra to go elsewhere on her own blog

  • morenYAHdelsur

    She’s just as bad as the supremacists- only speak when we give you permission to. That title is pathetic, misleading, and SELF-LOATHING! Self-loathing black folks are THE worst. They will find any and every reason as to why oppressive behavior is YOUR fault.

  • hottlanta

    So while they were kneeing the CAVS owner was on television crying like a bytch and saying he had never gotten racist tweets like that since Lebron comments about Trump. So how can he say racism doesn't exist when he went on a racist rant against Lebron when Lebron changed jobs and freed himself from his plantation to go somewhere else. He never talked about those racist rants because he started it and probably co-signed on some of them as well and now you wanna complain and say you didn't think it existed. In the words of Jesse Williams. SIT DOWN!!!!!

  • SumthinSweeter

    Yup since SR picking and choosing news stories that tend to show disfavor for those who are oppressed and sick of it.

  • hottlanta

    What you are describing isn't anything that we do new. We been doing it for years. I just hate when some black people do it they seems to think that it makes them special. I just shake my head.White folks were surprised that Hootie of Hootie and the Blowfish was a brother and when they found that out the group disbanded.

  • hottlanta

    My favorite ballet is "Firebird" that was done by the Dance Theatre of Harlem. I have seen other companies copy it but they beat them all with that dance right there OMG!!!!

  • dontgetblocked

    I used to love Lebron but he went to far by calling the POTUS a bum and the Ohio voters dumb while using ebonics. He can burn in hell as far as I'm concerned.

  • dontgetblocked

    He's a real hero not a dumb jock that's never voted but wants to protest our president.

  • hottlanta

    Like Lebron losing sleep because your feelings are hurt about a situation that didn't personally concern you. Boo hoo. You ain't mad about the President saying he grabs women by the crotch, called those NFL players mom SOB's and the media ingrates. Lebron ain't gonna burn in hell he got enough money to smother the flames.

  • Jussjess25

    Wow you love trump that much? I know you hate black people but dam! Burn in hell over trump tho?? ?? i cannot

  • Jussjess25

    Amoungst other. Tulsa shootings

  • JENNYJONES1

    EXACTLY, WHAT DO THE 2 THINGS HAVE TO DO WITH EACH OTHER OR EVEN WITH WHAT THIS YOUNG MAN DID? DID SHE SAY THAT B/C THIS YOUNG MAN IS BLACK LIKE MOST OF THE ATHLETES KNEELING? SMH!!!..........JENNY JONES!!!

  • hottlanta

    My hero is that Mayor of Puerto Rico she ain't having it. When she told Dump today to his face it is not about politics it is about saving lives he was like okay move to the next one please. She made fake Puerto Rican Geraldo look like a fool because he was trying to make her apologize for saying the truth about Dump. They are looking to put points on the scoreboard as an "A". She said folks are dying because they haven't had any fool or water for days. He kept saying where their count is 16, I don't see anybody dying around me what is the big deal. But he is in San Juan not out in the areas with the coffee plantations in the rain forest. I bet you hate her guts. They wanted to bash her but when they pulled her credentials that she graduated from Carnegie Mellon they are quiet. That is a lot higher than Penn. Talking about the issue is political when Dump made it political by putting the Democrats into it. Loving it.

  • Mystery comment

    Tough crowd on this site, even with a hero it turns into identity partisans. Counter narrative vids on the vegas shooting, there were definitely 'muzzle flashes' on the lower floors; can't yet find a video with the 32nd floor muzzle flashes, which makes no sense.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dkZN28oYO4
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVnNKOKVhx4
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEf7HObspB0

  • Noirluv45

    Oh, I bet! I'm telling you, we add a flare to everything we do unlike others. I saw the Dance Theater of Harlem years ago, and wow! Amazing! I've never seen Firebird. I wonder if it's online? I'm going to check. I'm sure it won't be a wonderful as seeing it in person.

  • Noirluv45

    Exactly! What they've discovered, we've been doing. They always think something is new when THEY discover it. I love me some Charlie Pride too. They are so narrow-minded. They think the sun rises and sets on them and that they are God. I'll never forget when John Davidson (he used to have a talk show way back when) said to Peaches of Peaches and Herb that she had the "Bo Derek" look (are you family with Bo Derek and the movie, "10?" If not, in that movie she wore braids. The media then coined braids, "The Bo Derek look." Sound familiar? Isn't that what they always do? J Lo and Kim K became the face of big booties, not Beyonce. They must've forgotten "Baby Got Back." Anyway, back to John Davidson. Girl, Peaches blessed him out something terrible. Lol! She told him she was NOT wearing the Bo Derek look and that cornrows/braids started in Africa. She shut him down immediately. He was like, "Ok, ok, ok!"

  • jazzysmith12

    and what does that have to do with Las Vegas

  • MythCalledLove

    Her comments sound kinda... He doesn't look like the typical country music fan. Charlie Pride was black, the guy from Hootie & The Blowfish. You've had rappers with country singers. You even hear country singers try to rap a little. Several black people sing country. You probably don't hear them same as black rock bands