Seventeen artists including Alicia Keys, Summer Walker, Quavo, Offset, and more have filmed a campaign video calling for the launch of a U.S. Commission on Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation within the first 100 days of the Biden/Harris administration. The video, “17 More Ways You Could Be Killed If You Are Black in America,” calls attention to some of the lives lost to systemic racism over the past four years. It features contributions from Khalid, Asian Doll, 070 Shake, A$AP Ferg, Vic Mensa, Mary J Blige, T.I., and Rapsody.
The video is a follow-up to Keys and Leigh Blake’s 2016 clip “23 Ways You Could Be Killed If You Are Black In America.” Stevie Wonder also voiced his support for the commission today in an emotional video tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. on Twitter. Check out all of those videos below.
The campaign, led by the #breathewithme Revolution and the Black Music Action Coalition, advocates for the incoming administration to document, address, and archive the United States’ history of slavery and racism. Legislation has been introduced in the House of Representatives by Congresswoman Barbara Lee and in the Senate by Senator Cory Booker.