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Jay-Z Takes Out Full Page Newspaper Ads Across the Country for George Floyd

Jay-Z Takes Out Full Page Newspaper Ads Across the Country for George Floyd

Jay-Z and Roc Nation are honoring the memory of George Floyd.

The 50-year-old entrepreneur and his company have taken out several full-page ads in newspapers across the country in honor of George, whose murder sparked nationwide protests against systemic racism and police brutality.

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The ad has been displayed on Roc Nation’s social media channels, and includes a passage from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.‘s 1965 Selma address.

“Only way we can really achieve freedom is to somehow hunker the fear of death. But if a man has not discovered something that he will die for, he isn’t fit to live. Deep down in our nonviolent creed is the conviction — that there are some things so dear, so things so precious, so things so eternally true, that they are worth dying for,” the ad reads.

“A man dies when he refuses to stand up for that which is right. A man dies when he refuses to stand up for justice. A man dies when he refuses to take a stand for that which is true. So we’re going to stand up amid horses. We’re going to stand up right here, amid the billy-clubs. We’re going to stand up right here amid police dogs, if they have them. We’re going to stand up amid tear gas!”

The ad was signed by Jay, 50 Cent and many organizations, as well as the parents of three black men killed by police: Botham Jean, DJ Henry and Antwon Rose II.

The letter was printed in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune and the Philadelphia Enquirer on Tuesday, with more to come, according to CNN.

Here’s more information and resources to support the Black Lives Matter cause.

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