This is so powerful. Alicia Keys and the We Are Here movement recruited a bunch of celebrities, including Beyonce, Rihanna and more to speak out about how easy it is to be killed in America for simply having black skin. Watch the video here.
In a new video entitled “23 Ways You Could Be Killed If You Are Black in America,” Beyonce, Rihanna and more celebrities list the very simple reasons why many victims of police-related incidents were wrongfully killed just because they were black.
Alicia Keys and the We Are Here movement recruited the likes of A$AP Rocky, Janelle Monae, Talib Kweli, Jennifer Hudson, Pink, Adam Levine, Taraji P. Henson, Rosario Dawson, Kevin Hart, and others to participate in the moving video, during which they acknowledge the recent killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile — two black men who were wrongfully shot and killed by police on two separate occasions.
The video, which was produced for Mic.com, is definitely moving and obviously, very powerful.
“It’s moving to see that celebrities have taken charge of telling this story. What we’re seeing now are black entertainers — singers, actors, athletes and artists who are deeply in tune with what’s happening in the United States — speaking out, taking action. Too often, the ordinary seems impossible for black folks in America. Violence follows everywhere — driving down the street, or selling CDs, or playing in a park, or sleeping on our grandmothers’ sofa. We become suspects in our own deaths, tried and executed by those sworn and paid to protect us. We must tell the world that our lives matter no matter how controversial that point has become,” Mic writer Jamilah King wrote in response to the video.
Watch it above.
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