There’s something really special about celebrities using their platform to not only vocalize the need for change but to mobilize it. Artists ranging from Maxwell to Chance the Rapper collaborated with Alicia Keys and We Are Here Movement to speak on police brutality and how it affects the black community. Entitled “23 Ways You Could Be Killed If You Are Black in America,” the video really highlights the cold truth: police have been murdering black people for just being. Each celebrity stated a reason: holding up his wallet, sitting in his car before his bachelor party, calling for help after an accident. Then came the pictures and names of the victims: Amadou Diallo, Sean Bell, Renisha McBride. By the end of the video, it really starts to sink in that these people died for nothing.
We Are Here Movement was founded by Alicia Keys and it’s dedicated to “rebooting the world” by actively working to put an end to the injustices of racial discrimination, oppression and poverty, promote climate consciousness and support the rights of women worldwide.
Check out We Are Here Movement to see how you can get involved.