23 ways black lives have been cut short by US police

Posted on July 14 2016 , at 05:31 pm
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  • One example: Amadou Diallo, a 23-year-old immigrant from Guinea, who was shot and killed by four New York police officers in 1999

 

Alicia Keys, Beyonce, Kevin Hart and more detail 23 ways black people have been killed in the United States
Alicia Keys, Beyonce, Kevin Hart and more detail 23 ways black people have been killed in the United States

In relation to the recent killings of people of colour by police in the United States, celebrities Beyonce, Alicia Keys, Kevin Hart, Taraji P. Henson and more have come together to detail 23 ways black people have been killed in America.

In the clip which is in support of Alicia Keys ‘We Are Here’ movement, Beyonce honoured Philando Castile who was shot and killed by a police officer in Falcon Heights in the presence of his girlfriend and her daughter.

READ: Beyoncé issues an urgent call to action: ‘Stop Killing Us’

Taraji P. Henson focuses on Alton Sterling, a CD seller who was fatally shot by two police officers a week ago.

Also honoured in the clip is Amadou Diallo, a 23-year-old immigrant from Guinea, who was shot and killed by four New York police officers in 1999.

Janelle Monae, Common, Pharrell, A$AP Rocky, Rihanna, Chris Rock, Queen Latifah and others also represent other victims.

Also READ: ‘There’s no justice being served’ – Tyga joins Drake, Beyonce, Jay-Z and others in speaking out against police brutality

Alicia Keys gives a speech at the end, ‘The time for change is now,’ she says. ‘We demand radical transformation to heal the long history of systemic racism so that all Americans have the equal right to live and to pursue happiness.’

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