JAY-Z and Team ROC, the philanthropic arm of Roc Nation, have tag-teamed with households who’ve misplaced kids to police violence for a full-page advert in newspapers throughout the nation. The adverts are in dedication to George Floyd.
You can see the letter that ran in The New York Times, The Denver Post, The Chicago Tribune, The LA Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Austin American Statement, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, amongst a number of others. You can learn the letter in full beneath.
The letter is signed by he dad and mom of Botham Jean, DJ Henry and Antwon Rose II – all three of their sons have been tragically killed by police – in addition to influencers equivalent to Van Jones, Charlamagne tha God, Angela Rye, the attorneys for Floyd (Ben Crump & S. Lee Merritt) and several other activists from organizations like The Innocence Project, Until Freedom, and many others.
Danroy “DJ” Henry was an unarmed, former Pace University soccer participant who was fatally shot by a police officer on Oct. 17, 2010 in Mount Pleasant, N.Y. Antwon Rose Jr. was an unarmed 17-year-old and honor roll scholar who was fatally shot by an East Pittsburgh police officer on June 19, 2018. Botham Jean was an unarmed 26-year-old man who was fatally shot by an off-duty Dallas Police Department patrol officer on Sept. 6, 2018.