Mary J. Blige, Alicia Keys, Celebs Speak Against Police Killings in PSA

20 Janvier, 2021, 23:00 | Auteur: Christine Menetries
  • Musicians urge Biden-Harris to launch racial justice initiative with '17 Ways Black People Are Killed in America' video

In the video celebrities addressed the ways in which Black and brown people have died at the hands of police including while sleeping inside their own home, riding a bike, sitting in a wheelchair, walking down the street, and coping with a mental health condition.

According to reports, the video titled "17 Ways Black People Are Killed in America" was shared by NowThisNews on Monday (January 18) in observance of Martin Luther King Jr.

The names listed featured George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and Rayshard Brooks - four of the most highly publicized wrongful killings that sparked a mass social justice movement in the country.

Artists including Alicia Keys, Ty Dolla $ign, Summer Walker, Migos, and more have contributed their voices to a campaign video calling for the launch of a U.S. Commission on Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation within the first 100 days of the Biden/Harris administration.

It is a follow-up of the "23 Ways You Could Be Killed If You Are Black in America", which was released in 2016.

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Many Black Americans are brutally killed each year. While we warmly welcome the Biden-Harris administration to the White House this week, let's hold them accountable to offering actionable, systemic solutions to protecting and empowering Black Lives.

Blige, Offset, Keke Palmer, Quavo, Indy 03, Jay Balency, Tameka "Tiny" Harris, T.I., Vic Mensa, and Rapsody made appearances in the "17 Ways Black People Are Killed in America" vid on the NowThis News YouTube channel. "On the day of 'The Dream, ' let us not become complacent".

The video features appearances from artists who recall many victims of police brutality and the justification for their murder.

Hoping to ignite tangible change by creating a commission to address and correct racial injustices, the video hopes the administration will create a commission within the first 100 days of office.

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