Music artists including Alicia Keys, Mary J. Blige, Khalid, Summer Walker, and T.I. are taking a stand against racial injustice in a powerful new video titled “17 Ways Black People are Killed in America.”
The video was shared Monday by NowThis News on social media.
The clip lists the ways Black people have been killed in recent years by police, including while jogging, driving, sitting in a wheelchair, and riding a bike.
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Alicia Keys starts off the video and expresses concern that a follow-up message, similar to a montage in 2016, needed to be made.
“I can’t believe I’m back four years later with 17 more ways you can be killed,” the “Girl On Fire” singer said.
Khalid then states the first reason, “Leaving a party — Jordan Edwards.”
Edwards, an unarmed African American teen, was fatally shot by a police officer in a Dallas suburb. In 2018, the officer was convicted and sentenced to 15 years in prison for killing the high school freshman.
Mary J. Blige says “walking down the street” and the name of Elijah McClain, a 23-year-old massage therapist from Aurora, Colorado, who died after being placed in a chokehold by police.
George Floyd, Dominique Clayton, Jeremy McDole, Botham Jean, Breonna Taylor and others are then named in the video.
The NowThis News clip was made in partnership with the #breathewithme Revolution, a campaign calling for the Joe Biden-Kamala Harris administration to launch a “Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation Action” within the first 100 days of the new administration.
Watch the thought-provoking video below.