The Black Lives Matter movement is bigger than ever following the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile as results of police violence last week. Now, some of the most influential celebrities have joined the movement dedicated to showing how ingrained racism has become in our societies.
As part of Alicia Keys’s We Are Here movement, “#23ways” is a new video that highlights the issue by describing “23 ways you could be killed if you are Black in America.” It features notable pop culture figures such as Rihanna, Beyoncé, Common, Pharrell and Chris Rock.
This video was made in honor of: Sandra Bland, Philando Castile, Ramarley Graham, Eric Garner, Oscar Grant III, Gregg Gunn, Freddie Gray, Alton Sterling, Trayvon Martin, Mario Woods, Laquan McDonald, Samuel Dubose, Tamir Rice, Walter L. Scott, Sean Bell, Akai Gurley, Renisha McBride, India M. Beaty, Cynthia Hurd, Susie Jackson, Ethel Lance, Rev. Depayne Middleton-Doctor, Hon. Rev. Clementa Pinckney, Tywanza Sanders, Rev. Daniel Simmons Sr., Rev. Sharonda Singleton, Myra Thompson, John Crawford III, Rekia Boyd, Amadou Diallo, Jamar Clark and their families.