Alicia Keys, Beyoncé, Rihanna, Jada Pinkett Smith and more celebrities have joined forces to combat racism and systemic oppression in America. The video appropriately titled “23 Everyday Actions Punishable by Death if You’re Black in America” shows the celebrities describing things Black people can be doing and unfairly die.
The list of 23 stems from 23 actually cases where it’s clear the people involved died because of the color of their skin. You can check out the complete list of celebrities participating and those who have unfairly died below: (the dash beside the artists introduces who their scenario was discussing)
A$AP Rocky – Kenisha McBride, Adam Levine – Jamar Clark, Alicia Keys – Sandra Bland, Beyoncé – Philando Castile, Bono – Charleston 9, Chance the Rapper – Freddie Gray, Chris Rock – Ramarley Graham, Common – Mario Woods, Jada Pinkett Smith – India M Beaty, Janelle Monae – Gregg Gunn, Jennifer Hudson – John Crawford III, Kevin Hart – Samuel Dubose, Lenny Kravitz – Sean Bell, Maxwell – All Black People, Pharrell Williams – Trayvon Martin, P!nk – Eric Garner, Queen Latifah – Laquan McDonald, Rihanna – All Black People, Rosario Dawson – Tamir Rice, Swizz Beats – Walter L Scott, Taleb Kweli – Oscar Grant III, Taraji P. Henson – Alton Sterling, Tracee Ellis Ross – Amadou Diallo, Van Jones – Rekia Boyd, and Zoë Kravitz – Akai Gurley. #SayTheirNames
THANK YOU! It’s so important that artists and other celebrities speak out on what’s never stopped occurring, racism. The goal is to get 100,000 signatures here, http://weareheremovement.com/moonshot/, so that the White House will have to address this issue. If you feel so inclined, join the movement.
Bryant Smith is the founder and owner of The Top Tea.