Alicia Keys, Beyonce, Kevin Hart and More Appear in Powerful Black Lives Matter Video #23Ways
The A-list PSA tells of "23 Ways You Could Be Killed If You Are Black in America."
Many stars have spoken out after the tragic shootings of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling, and now Alicia Keys has teamed with the racial justice group We Are Here Movement to further demand racial justice.
In a powerful video titled "23 Ways You Could Be Killed If You Are Black in America," Keys enlisted 24 of her famous friends to participate for Mic.Com.
Beyonce, Rihanna, Kevin Hart, Rosario Dawson, Chris Rock, Adam Levine, Pink, Bono, Taraji P. Henson and more speak out in the video, each naming an everyday way "you could be killed if you are black in America." Each instance represents a victim of police brutality, including "failing to signal a lane change" for Sandra Bland, "wearing a hoodie" for Trayvon Martin or "selling CDs outside of a supermarket" for Sterling.
The video ends by saying: “In other words, just for being black and doing absolutely nothing.”
More than 20 artists signed a petition "to tell President Obama and Congress that the time for change is now," says the accompanying petition on WeAreHereMovement.com. "We must right our historic wrongs and heal the wounds of systemic racism so that all Americans have the equal right to pursue happiness."
Watch the full video below.