At an increase of over 500% in the last 40 years, there are 2 million people incarcerated in the United States.More than 100,000 people in America are shot by guns every year and 96 people are killed by gun violence every day. Millions of undocumented youth, also known as Dreamers, are awaiting their fate as they are threatened with deportation and ICE has detained 40% more people in the past few months.Police officers killed over 1,100 people in 2017.
The Black Eyed Peas are partnering with some influential groups in our community to tackle these very serious issues head on. Below is a 4 part series with the group talking about those issues in their #BEPStreetLivin campaign.
BLACK EYED PEAS TALK “STREET LIVIN”: IMMIGRATION
BLACK EYED PEAS TALK “STREET LIVIN”: POLICE BRUTALITY
BLACK EYED PEAS TALK “STREET LIVIN”: GUN REFORM
BLACK EYED PEAS TALK “STREET LIVIN”: PRISON REFORM
Black Eyed Peas, Hip Hop Caucus and i.am.angel foundation, with Black Alliance for Just Immigration, Community Justice Reform Coalition, PICO’s LIVE FREE Campaign, #SchoolsNotPrisons, The Gathering for Justice and United We Dream have come together at the intersection of injustices against the poor and people of color in this country. Join us. Sign the pledge linked here and we will send you alerts to act with us to reform our prison system, immigration, police, and guns. Then share and spread the word. #BEPstreetlivin
Watch the full Black Eyed Peas “Street Livin” video here.