In the wake of the recent police killings of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling, as well as the sniper shootings in Dallas, Mic. delivers a powerful new visual detailing “23 Ways You Could Be Killed If You Are Black in America” with the help of high-profile celebrities like U2‘s Bono, Beyonce, Alicia Keys, Rihanna, Pharrell, Lenny Kravitz, P!nk, Queen Latifah, Maroon 5‘s Adam Levine and more.
Each star offers a cause of death for each police brutality victim. Alicia Keys says “failing to signal a lane change” in honor of Sandra Bland, the Texas woman who died while in police custody. Beyonce follows up with “riding in your girlfriend’s car with a child in the back” as a nod to Philando Castile, the 32-year-old man who was shot in his car by a cop at a traffic stop in Falcon Heights, Minn. last week with his girlfriend Diamond Reynolds and her young daughter in the back seat.
Chance The Rapper, Chris Rock, Taraji P. Henson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Zoe Kravitz, Jennifer Hudson, Swizz Beatz, A$AP Rocky, Jada Pinkett Smith, Van Jones and Maxwell also lend their voices to the clip. Keys then urges viewers to head to WeAreHereMovement.com to tell President Barack Obama and Congress that “the time for change is now.”
Keys continues, “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.”