"23 ways you could be killed if you're black in America:" Alicia Keys & friends deliver powerful message

Alicia Keys rounded up a few of her famous friends to deliver a powerful message.

Keys collaborated with the organization "We Are Here" movement and Mic to create a black-and-white video titled "23 ways you could be killed if you are black in America."

In the video, Keys and other stars such as Beyonce, Rihanna, Adam Levine and Kevin Hart share the different ways African-Americans have been killed in high-profile cases.

The cases have come to symbolize racial issues in this country -- and they include the recent deaths of Alton Sterling in Louisiana and Philando Castile in Minnesota.

The video was inspired by original reporting by Mic's Jamilah King, who wrote "23 every day actions punishable by death if you're black in America."