Artists including Alicia Keys, Ty Dolla $ign, Summer Walker, Migos, and more have contributed their voices to a campaign video calling for the launch of a U.S. Commission on Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation within the first 100 days of the Biden/Harris administration. “17 More Ways You Could Be Killed If You Are Black in America" also features Mary J Blige, Rapsody, Keke Palmer, T.I., A$AP Ferg, and Khalid outlining some of the deaths caused by systemic racism in America during the past four years. Among the victims mentioned in the video are Elijah McClain, Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, and Breonna Taylor.
“17 More Ways” is the follow-up video to “23 Ways You Could Be Killed If You Are Black In America,” produced in 2016 by Alicia Keys and Leigh Blake. That version featured appearances by Beyonce, Rihanna, Chris Rock, Taraji P. Henson and more than a dozen others.
In a statement received by The FADER, Alicia Keys said: "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. 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 campaign is calling on the incoming Biden/Harris administration to document, address, and archive the United States’ history of slavery and racism. You can donate to the campaign, led by the #breathewithme Revolution and the Black Music Action Coalition, here.