WATCH: Alicia Keys, Beyonce, Rihanna Shed Light on Racism with Powerful ’23 Ways’ PSA
As part of the We Are Here Movement, singer Alicia Keys gathered some her friends and colleagues to put out a moving PSA about racial injustice called “23 Ways You Could Be Killed If You Are Black in America” for Mic.com.
From “riding in your girlfriend’s car with a child in the back” and “making eye contact” to “on the way to Bible study” and “selling CDs in front of a convenience store,” the PSA points out the many innocent black lives that have been taken, including the most recent fatal shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castille.
Some of the participants include Beyoncé, Rihanna, Jennifer Hudson, Lenny Kravitz, Queen Latifah, Adam Levine, and others, as they explain why it’s time to take action to against racism in this country.
“Go to WeAreHereMovement.com to tell President Obama and Congress that the time for change is now. We demand radical transformation to heal the long history of systemic racism so that all Americans have the equal right to live and to pursue happiness,” Keys says at the end of the PSA, which featured original reporting by Mic’s Jamilah King.
Watch above, and go to WeAreHereMovement.com for ways you can contribute.