Someday Is Today is another stand against police brutality.

August 04, 2016 01:20 AM

Dozens of celebrities have stepped to the forefront to combat police brutality.

In a new PSA, titled Someday Is Today, the likes of Beyoncé’s mother Tina Knowles-Lawson, actors Michael Ealy and Meagan Good, and How to Get Away With Murder stars Aja Naomi King and Kendrick Sampson, come together in two separate videos to shine a light on the issue.

“When is someday,” Lawson asks in the beginning of one video, as celebs including Cedric the Entertainer, Kym Whitley and Alfre Woodard answer her question with “Someday is Today.”

In the full version of the PSA, Good, Ealy, King and Sampson, are joined by married couple Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari Parker, as well as Marlon Wayans, Luis Guzman, and Tika Sumpterand they share the lines of a poem.

“We shall overcome. We shall overcome. We shall overcome, someday,” the celebrities say. “Deep in my heart I do believe that we shall overcome, someday. We’ll walk hand in hand. We’ll walk hand in hand. We’ll walk hand in hand, someday.”

The verses continue with the promise of “someday,” until finally King, 31, asks “When is Someday,” before the PSA ends on message reading: “We have been fighting against systematic racism, wrongful incarceration and police brutality for longer than most of us has been alive. #somedayistoday”

The films, hosted by Campaign Zero and shared on Thursday, have a similar tone to last month’s celebrity-filled "23 Ways" PSA, in which a group of A-listers, including Alicia Keys, Beyoncé, Rihanna, Queen Latifah, Pink and Adam Levine, joined forces to explain “23 Ways You Could Be Killed If You Are Black in America.”

Hosted by shortly after the police-involved shooting deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castille, the video noted everyday incidents that have resulted in the deaths of black Americans, like “making eye contact,” “riding in your girlfriends car with a child in the back,” and “on the way to Bible study.”

“Go to to tell President Obama and Congress that the time for change is now. We demand radical transformation to heal the long history of systematic racism so that all Americans have the equal right live and pursue happiness,” Keys said at the end.

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