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Alicia Keys, Beyoncé, Chance The Rapper, Chris Rock, Rihanna, & More Create PSA In Support of #BlackLivesMatter

The Black community is still reeling from the tragic murders of Philando Castille and Alton Sterling at the hands of police. Many have taken to the streets and social media to protest, voice their opinions, and demand a change.

Mic along with a plethora of actors and musicians that include Alicia Keys, Beyoncé, Bono, Chance The Rapper, Chris Rock, Common, Pink, Janelle Monáe, Kevin Hart, Rihanna, Taraji P. Henson, Queen Latifah, Rosario Dawson, Swizz Beatz, Talib Kweli, Lenny Kravitz, Zoe Kravitz, A$AP Rocky, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Jennifer Hudson, Adam Levine, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Maxwell have teamed up for PSA titled “23 Ways.” The PSA aims to shed light on the non-stop brutality and countless murders of POC at the hands of the police; simply for doing things most wouldn’t think twice about like walking home with a friend, trying to get help, and making eye contact.

Each harrowing account of the the men, women, and children of color who have been murdered by police, serves as a painful reminder of the deep rooted and systematic racism still prevalent in society today. Watch the PSA in it’s entirety below.

 

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Terrence J, Morris Chestnut, Justine Skye & Omarion Fight Against Domestic Abuse In Verizon’s ‘HopeLine’ PSA [Video]

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Verizon taps industry influencers: Actor/Host Terrence J, Actor Morris Chestnut, Artist Justine Skye and Actor/Artist Omarion for their HopeLine program to fight against Domestic Violence, which made it’s debut during this year’s Essence Festival in New Orleans. Today, the PSA goes viral nationally.

The special quartet are asking people to take action against domestic violence in a very simple way:

By donating a used wireless phone. Verizon is aiming to reach 1 million phone donations to their HopeLine program by the end of 2015. These phones are turned into vital resources for victims and survivors of domestic violence. For more information, please visit http://www.verizon.com/about/hopeline.

Take a look at the video below:

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