Beyoncé, Rihanna, Alicia Keys, Janelle Monae and more have come together to make a powerful statement about what it means to be black in America. The video “23 Ways You Could Be Killed If You Are Black In America” highlights the innocuous, every day actions that have resulted in police brutality.
Some of those everyday actions include riding a commuter train, attending a birthday party, calling for help after an accident, walking home and doing absolutely nothing.
Kevin Hart, Taraji P. Henson, Lenny and Zoe Kravitz are just a few of the celeb faces you’ll recognize in the video.
The less than three minute segment concludes with a call to action from Alicia Keys. “Go to weareheremovement.com to tell President Obama and Congress that the time for change is now. We demand radical transformation to heal a long history of systemic racism so that all Americans have the right to live and to pursue happiness,” she says.
Keys is the founder of We Are Here Movement, an organization that takes the guesswork out of where and how to give, by curating a coalition of the best organizations, causes and campaigns to provide the public with one-stop shopping to change the world.
We Are Here Movement focuses on issues of equality and justice, women and children’s rights as well as climate. Visit their site for more info.