"I BET YOU HEAR US NOW...The Voice of Those Who've Gone Unheard."

Updated: Jan 19

Its sad that the only time America starts paying attention to the voices of the oppressed is when the people start tearing something up. But you only start yelling when you feel like you ain't being heard. Just like in any relationship, there's only two things that will make a person start yelling: Anger and frustration over the feeling of being ignored and not heard.... and Pain. And that's the narrative you hear across America today. The only difference is the relationship that's being talked about here is the one between communities of color, and the cultural of racism within the departments that police them. The only time that pain comes out in an uproar is when its being ignored. People aren't just protesting over what happened in Minneapolis, people are protesting over what's been happening for decades, so that what happened to George Floyd last Monday won't happen to another one of our sons next Monday. So for anyone sitting on the side lines asking the question why? Why are thousands of people across every urban city in America making so much noise and responding the way that they are... I think the better question to ask is, why have they been so ignored to the point where they feel like THIS is what they need to do just to be heard? As a parent, the fear of something happening to one of my kids at the hands of the police who swore to protect them is something that I've identify with deeply--long BEFORE my incarceration, in fact it was this very fear that contributed to the circumstances that lead to my incarceration. I had my first son when I was 16, and the reason why I didn't name my son after me is because I didn't want my son to go through what I had to go through because I was named after My Dad, so when it came time to name my son, I told his mom, "don't name him Charles..." The anger and frustration over the systematic racism that's built into our country and the deafening silence of our white counterparts (public officials and leaders) that are in a position to do something about it, but instead remain callous to the plight of the people within communities of color is what lies at the heart of this outcry. The changes that need to take place needs to happen from the top down. Legislation that provides immunity to officers that abuse their power and authority has to change in order to send the message that needs to be communicated. But I wanna say this to all of God's people who tap in to Filthy Rags Outreach to get a dose of some real and hear the Gospel of Truth from someone they can relate to... As a Children of God, we already know what time it is... while legislation and changes in the law is something that will fa-sho help, we know that the real change and help that we need ain't gone take place until God send His Son back to establish His Kingdom here on earth. That's why Jesus taught us to pray, He said pray: "Our Father, who art in Heaven, hollowed by thy Name THY KINGDOM COME, thy will be done, here on earth as it is in Heaven..." As children of God our faith ain't in the legislators, the senators, or even the president, cause there's only One person who has the power to bring about the changes that we really need, and that JESUS. That's who we really need to elect. So if we truly wanna see the changes that we really desire, continue to pray as He taught us, cause every time we ask the Father for His KINGDOM TO COME and for His will to be done here on earth as it is in Heaven.... then Jesus Christ is who we really casting our vote for, and that's real.


Its sad that the only time America starts paying attention to the voices of the oppressed is when the people start tearing something up. But you only start yelling when you feel like you ain't being heard. Just like in any relationship, there's only two things that will make a person start yelling: Anger and frustration over the feeling of being ignored and not heard.... and Pain. And that's the narrative you hear across America today. The only difference is the relationship that's being talked about here is the one between communities of color, and the cultural of racism within the departments that police them. The only time that pain comes out in an uproar is when its being ignored. People aren't just protesting over what happened in Minneapolis, people are protesting over what's been happening for decades, so that what happened to George Floyd last Monday won't happen to another one of our sons next Monday. So for anyone sitting on the side lines asking the question why? Why are thousands of people across every urban city in America making so much noise and responding the way that they are... I think the better question to ask is, why have they been so ignored to the point where they feel like THIS is what they need to do just to be heard? As a parent, the fear of something happening to one of my kids at the hands of the police who swore to protect them is something that I've identify with deeply--long BEFORE my incarceration, in fact it was this very fear that contributed to the circumstances that lead to my incarceration. I had my first son when I was 16, and the reason why I didn't name my son after me is because I didn't want my son to go through what I had to go through because I was named after My Dad, so when it came time to name my son, I told his mom, "don't name him Charles..." The anger and frustration over the systematic racism that's built into our country and the deafening silence of our white counterparts (public officials and leaders) that are in a position to do something about it, but instead remain callous to the plight of the people within communities of color is what lies at the heart of this outcry. The changes that need to take place needs to happen from the top down. Legislation that provides immunity to officers that abuse their power and authority has to change in order to send the message that needs to be communicated. But I wanna say this to all of God's people who tap in to Filthy Rags Outreach to get a dose of some real and hear the Gospel of Truth from someone they can relate to... As a Children of God, we already know what time it is... while legislation and changes in the law is something that will fa-sho help, we know that the real change and help that we need ain't gone take place until God send His Son back to establish His Kingdom here on earth. That's why Jesus taught us to pray, He said pray: "Our Father, who art in Heaven, hollowed by thy Name THY KINGDOM COME, thy will be done, here on earth as it is in Heaven..." As children of God our faith ain't in the legislators, the senators, or even the president, cause there's only One person who has the power to bring about the changes that we really need, and that JESUS. That's who we really need to elect. So if we truly wanna see the changes that we really desire, continue to pray as He taught us, cause every time we ask the Father for His KINGDOM TO COME and for His will to be done here on earth as it is in Heaven.... then Jesus Christ is who we really casting our vote for, and that's real.


Charles Champion


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