September 24, 2020

Jay Z pays tribute to George Floyd in the newspapers

The music and entertainment industry have come together to protest against the death of George Floyd. While many entertainers join the protests on the streets, Jay-Z did his part as a tribute.


The ROC Nation leader published full-page ads in various newspapers to honor the memory of George Floyd. The image was also posted on the ROC Nation Instagram page.


The ad features a speech made by Martin Luther King Jr. in Selma, Alabama in 1965. The ad is captioned “Dedicated to George Floyd #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd.”


“‘The only way we can really achieve freedom is to somehow hunker the fear of the death. But if a man has not discovered something that he will die for, he isn’t fit to live. Deep down in our non-violent creed is the conviction; that there are some things so dear, some things so precious, some things so eternally true, that they’re worth dying for; and if a man happens to be 36 years old, as I happen to be, some great truth stands before the door of his life, some great opportunity to stand for that which is right and that which is just.”


The ROC Nation team also published the ad in Tuesday editions of the New York Times, The Denver Post, The Chicago Tribune, The Los Angeles Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Austin American Statement, The Orlando Sentinel, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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