Screen Shot 2014-12-15 at 12.04.13 PMActor Samuel L. Jackson is challenging his acting community to rise up to the occasion in the same way they did back when they heeded the call for ALS and willingly succumbed to having buckets of ice water dumped on them to spearhead the need for a cure.

This time, Jackson would like the same participants to join him in a chorus for change. The song, inspired Eric Garner’s hauntingly last words, is titled “We ain’t gonna stop till people are free,” and Jackson’s post on his Facebook page, shows him singing the tune:

I can hear my neighbor cryin’ ‘I can’t breathe’

Now I’m in the struggle and I can’t leave.

Callin’ out the violence of the racist police.

We ain’t gonna stop, till people are free.

We ain’t gonna stop, till people are free.

It remains to be seen if celebrities will join together in solidarity and lend their singing chops to call attention to police brutality and racial profiling. So far, there hasn’t been much traction – as most in Hollywood are keeping a safe distance from the current racial strife that is gripping the nation.

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