This week #JayZ and his #TeamROC organization teamed up with activists, attorneys, and families who have lost loved ones to police violence, to honor George Floyd through full-page ads in newspapers across the country. The ad is 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, among several other newspapers.
The ad is captioned, "in dedication to George Floyd. #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd," and quotes a passage from a speech made by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Selma, Al. in 1965. Along with Jay-Z, the letter is signed by the parents of Botham Jean, DJ Henry and Antwon Rose II, young black men all tragically killed by police, as well as Van Jones, Charlamagne tha God, Angela Rye, an attorney for the Floyd family, and several activists from organizations like The Innocence Project and Until Freedom.
Check out the ad below!