Music stars like Alicia Keys, Mary J. Blige and T.I. have joined forces to recognize the loss of Black Americans in recent years, and call on the Biden-Harris Administration to take steps to end racism.
In conjunction with Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday (Jan. 18), the Black Music Action Coalition and #breathewithme Revolution have shared a new video, titled “17 More Ways You Could Be Killed if You Are Black in America,” featuring numerous music artists bringing attention to African-Americans who were killed as a result of racism.
In addition to Keys, Blige and T.I., the three-minute clip also features stars like Khalid, Ty Dolla $ign and Offset stating the cause of death for Black victims like Jordan Edwards, Ronell Foster and Botham Jean, among others.
The powerful visual ends with Keys speaking about Breonna Taylor, the 26-year-old EMT who was shot and killed by police in 2020. “Sleeping in your bed,” the R&B singer says of Taylor.
The video was released in an effort to encourage the forthcoming Biden-Harris Administration to launch a United States Commission on Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation during its first 100 days in office.
“17 More Ways” is a follow-up to the powerful 2016 video “23 Ways You Could Be Killed if You Are Black in America,” which featured high-profile celebrities like U2’s Bono, Beyonce, Keys, Rihanna and P!nk.
Watch “17 More Ways You Could Be Killed if You Are Black in America” below.