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12/15/2014 08:03 pm ET Updated Dec 16, 2014

Samuel L. Jackson Issues A Singing Challenge To Fight Police Violence

It turns out Samuel L. Jackson has a voice as big as his heart.

The celebrated actor recently made a video calling out celebrities who participated in the ALS awareness "Ice Bucket Challenge" videos. Following a wave of massive protests against police brutality and racial violence, Jackson challenges solidarity through song.

To start things off, the veteran actor sings the protest song himself, one that includes slain Staten Island father Eric Garner's famous last words: "I can't breathe."

I can hear my neighbor crying 'I can't breathe,'
now I'm in the struggle and I can't leave,
calling 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.

Jackson's not the only actor to issue a challenge against violence and racism; Orlando Jones made a social splash with his "Bullet Bucket Challenge" video to "advance the cause of human rights into its own viral phenomenon."

In the words of Jackson, "Come on, sing it out."

[h/t The Root}

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