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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.

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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.

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