October 13, 2016 - 10:35 AM
NEW YORK - A searing new public service announcement starring Michael B. Jordan, Danny Glover and Michael K. Williams takes on the issue of racial bias in police shootings with a simple message: "Black is not a weapon."
The 4-minute, black-and-white PSA features the actors up against a wall to a soundscape of news reports, TV commentators and 911 calls about police encountering black men. At one point, the screen goes dark to the sound of bullets.
Also appearing are TV personalities Van Jones and Marc Lamont Hill, artists Sophia Dawson and Sydney G. James, and rapper Mysonne. It's called "Against the Wall ."
Musician and civil-rights activist Harry Belafonte, whose social justice organization, Sankofa, partnered with directors Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz to create the video, also narrates.
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