Watch Alicia Keys, Beyonce, and Chance the Rapper in Video Addressing Police Brutality
  • FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2016

  • Posted by: Susmita Paruchuri



In collaboration with Alicia Keys and the We Are Here Movement, Mic uploaded a video called "23 Ways You Could Be Killed If You Are Black In America".

"Riding in your girlfriend's car with a child in the back," Beyonce says in the video just as a photo of Philando Castile comes up, an innocent man who was killed by a police officer last week after being pulled over. "Making eye contact, says Chance the Rapper, referring to Freddie Grey, who died of a spinal cord injury in 2015 after being arrested. "Selling CDs outside of a supermarket," says Taraji P. Henson, about Alton Sterling, who died after being shot also last week.

Wearing a hoodie--Trayvon Martin. Missing a front license plate--Samuel Dubose. Holding a fake gun in a park in Ohio--12-year-old Tamir Rice. The two-minute video features victims covered heavily by the media and also victims who weren't, showing how much of a problem it is, even beyond the media's coverage.



The video also features musicians like Rihanna, Jennifer Hudson, and A$AP Rocky. It comes after the tragic deaths of Castile and Sterling, which pushed police brutality back into the spotlight, and many other musicians have spoken up about it. Drake penned a heartfelt note posted to Instagram, Kanye tweeted the video of Alton Sterling's death, and John Legend posted a series of tweets about his outrage.

Drake




Its undoubtedly touching to see people of influence speaking up in such an honest, stripped-down way, but even just looking at the videos comments on YouTube is proof we still have a long way to go. At least those who can really make a difference are speaking up so that we can move in the right direction.
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