Alicia Keys, Rihanna, Beyoncé and More Star in PSA About Killings of Black Americans
The poignant, viral video addresses the incidents.
By CANDACE C. SMITH
July 14, 2016, 2:32 PM
• 2 min read
-- A new PSA video titled "23 Ways You Could Be Killed If You Are Black in America" premiered today on the website, Mic.com -- and features many prominent recording artists with something poignant to say.
Singer-songwriter Alicia Keys, in tandem with her "We Are Here" social justice movement, produced the powerful campaign video, which calls attention to the different life circumstances, all of which are everyday events, in which black Americans could die.
Keys joins Beyoncé, Rihanna, Queen Latifah, Jennifer Hudson, Maxwell and more prominent artists who speak out in the clip. At the end of the video, Keys urges viewers to go to the We Are Here Movement website to contact President Obama and Congress to demand change.
The video features the stars reading off incidents where black Americans were killed.
You can watch "23 Ways You Could Be Killed If You Are Black in America" below. The video already has more than seven million views on Facebook.