Alicia Keys has roped in a host of Black celebs and musicians to speak out against police brutality in the US.
The 39-year-old singer has teamed up with prominent figures including Mary J Blige, Ty Dolla $ign, TI, and others for a video calling on the incoming Biden-Harris administration to address racial injustice in America within their first 100 days of taking office, reports NME.
According to reports, the video titled ’17 Ways Black People Are Killed in America’ was shared by NowThisNews on Monday (January 18) in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and spotlights the deaths of several Black Americans, including George Floyd and Breonna Taylor at the hands of police last year.
Led by Alicia Keys, the video also features other musicians such as Vic Mensa, 070 Shake, Khalid, Quavo, Offset, A$AP Ferg, and Asian Doll among others.
Offset shared a short clip of the video on his Instagram, writing “In honor of #MLKDay, I join @breathewithmerevolution and @bma_coalition in the call for @joebiden & @kamalaharris to commit to a Truth Racial Healing and Transformation Commission in their first 100 days.”
“2020 will never be forgotten as a year of awakening for many. More than 1,000 people were killed by police violence, with Black people accounting for a disproportionate amount of those deaths,” says Alicia Keys, per HNHH.
“We all see it with our own eyes! While we warmly welcome the Biden-Harris administration to the White House this week, let’s hold them accountable to offering actionable, systemic solutions to protecting and empowering Black Lives.”
She further continues: “On the day of ‘The Dream,’ let us not become complacent. Let’s stand up to ensure we see real change in the first 100 days of our new administration by joining the #breathewithme Revolution.”
The new footage is a follow up to Alicia Keys’ 2016 video titled ’23 Ways You Could Be Killed By Being Black in America’ and featured celebrated artists such as Beyonce, Pink, Rihanna, and Bono among others. The video addressed the deaths of unarmed Black people and demanded “radical transformation to heal the long history of systemic racism”, per NME.
Checkout the full video below: