“Sometimes we can get so frustrated by the news and what’s going on and there’s this scatter going on in ourselves. Do we become apathetic? Do we become engaged? Do we just talk about it, or do we do something?” – John Legend
Wow, John Legend’s new song and video “Preach” is very moving. It addresses the many tragedies that affect our country today and how we have to take action for change.
“And heaven knows I’m not helpless, yeah but I’m only human. Can’t see the use in me crying, If I’m not even trying to make the change I want to see.
I can’t sit and hope, I can’t just sit and pray, that I can find a love, when all I see is pain.
Falling to my knees though I do believe Oh, I can’t just preach.”
This video kicks off the “Practice What You Preach” fundraising campaign. Donations will go to “FREEAMERICA“, which was founded by John Legend in 2014 and “exists to amplify the voices of individuals impacted by the criminal justice system and those who are working to change it. By challenging stereotypes, breaking down barriers, and uplifting solutions, we are helping to end mass incarceration and invest in just, equitable, and thriving communities across the United States.”