The tragedy of African-American lives being taken at the hands of police has become too important to ignore in the current cultural discourse. In the wake of the unjust fatal shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, the Black Lives Matter movement is as big as ever, prompting celebrities to use their influential platforms to spread awareness on the systematic racism that’s plagued our society for generations. As part of Alicia Keys’s We Are Here movement, “#23ways” is a new video that highlights the issue by describing “23 ways you could be killed if you are Black in America.” It features notable pop culture figures such as Rihanna, Beyoncé, Common, Pharrell, and a whole lot more, which is a testament to how these celebrities are taking matters to heart and wanting to spread the message that black people are dying for ”doing absolutely nothing.”
Head to WeAreHereMovement.com to learn more about America’s systematic racial injustices and how you can spread awareness for a better world free from inequality, poverty, oppression and hopelessness.
This video was made in honor of: Sandra Bland, Philando Castile, Ramarley Graham, Eric Garner, Oscar Grant III, Gregg Gunn, Freddie Gray, Alton Sterling, Trayvon Martin, Mario Woods, Laquan McDonald, Samuel Dubose, Tamir Rice, Walter L. Scott, Sean Bell, Akai Gurley, Renisha McBride, India M. Beaty, Cynthia Hurd, Susie Jackson, Ethel Lance, Rev. Depayne Middleton-Doctor, Hon. Rev. Clementa Pinckney, Tywanza Sanders, Rev. Daniel Simmons Sr., Rev. Sharonda Singleton, Myra Thompson, John Crawford III, Rekia Boyd, Amadou Diallo, Jamar Clark and their families.