Actor Omari Hardwick penned the poem, which was performed by actors including Marlon Wayans, David Oyelowo, Eriq La Salle and many more.
The work was a production of ICON MANN, an organization which celebrates black men in entertainment and multimedia. The organization was holding its summer luncheon right as George Zimmerman was found not guilty of murder or manslaughter in the killing of Trayvon Martin. Celebration turned to sadness, and many felt the need to do something.
The video features Aaron D Spears, Affion Crockett, Bill Duke, Brian Dobbins, David Oweloyo, Eriq LaSalle, Gary Dourdan, Isaiah Roberts, Jay Ellis, Marlon Wayans, Mo McRae, Omar Benson Miller, Omari Hardwick, Robbie Jones, Pastor Toure Roberts, Sugar Shane Mosely,Wesley Jonathan, and Wren Brown.
It was posted on July 22 and has received nearly 80,000 views.
Adrian Carrasquillo is the White House correspondent for BuzzFeed News and is based in Washington, DC.
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