In this May 23, 2016 file photo, singer Alicia Keys performs at the Italian State RAI TV program "Che Tempo che Fa, in Milan, Italy. Keys and a host of other stars in music and movies, including Beyonce, Rihanna, Taraji P. Henson, Chris Rock and Pharrell, appear in a powerful video released Wednesday, July 13, that describes "23 ways you could be killed if you are black in America." (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)

In this May 23, 2016 file photo, singer Alicia Keys performs at the Italian State RAI TV program “Che Tempo che Fa, in Milan, Italy. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Alicia Keys and a host of other stars, including Beyonce, Bono, Rihanna, Taraji P. Henson and Chris Rock, appear in a powerful video released Wednesday that describes “23 ways you could be killed if you are Black in America.”

The video made the social media rounds after its release on Mic.com, spawning its own hashtag, 23Ways, and thousands of shares and comments. In black and white, it juxtaposes 23 artists with photos of 23 Black victims of violence, with each star noting the acts that led to their deaths, mainly after interactions with the police.

Many of the deaths led to intense anger and frustration among African Americans, and kicked off protests that led to the Black Lives Matter movement.

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