Stars like Beyoncé, Rihanna, Alicia, Chris Rock, Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Hart, Janelle Monáe, Swizz Beatz, Common and more have united a new video, pointing out 23 ways you could be killed if you are black in America.
They each take turns naming simple things like: “Failing to signal a lane change”.. just as Sandra Bland did and “Riding in your girlfriend’s car with a child in the back”.. just as Philando Castile did – that have led to black people losing their lives. Eric Garner, Oscar Grant III, Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice and Sean Bell are a few others amongst the list.
As it nears its end, viewers are left with the message: “In other words, just for being black in America, and doing absolutely nothing, these everyday actions can be seen as.. not servile enough.”
Alicia also urges individuals to “go WeAreHereMovement.com to tell President Obama and Congress that the time for change is now.”
Watch the powerful and emotional clip below..