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Jay-Z and his company Roc Nation decided to pay homage to George Floyd by paying for a full page in several American newspapers. The announcement, shared on Roc Nation's Instagram account, transcribes an extract from the speech of Martin Luther King, delivered to demonstrators in Selma in 1965.

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In dedication to George Floyd. #BlackLivesMatter #JusticeforGeorgeFloyd

A post shared by Team Roc (@teamroc) on Jun 2, 2020 at 9:56 am PDT

“A man dies when he refuses to act for what is right. A man dies when he refuses to fight for justice. A man dies when he refuses to fight for what is true. We're going to climb among the horses. We will rise in the middle of the batons. We're going to rise among the police dogs, if they send them. We will rise in the middle of the tear gas! Said the activist.

For justice

The announcement was published in some of the most popular daily newspapers in the United States:  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 others. Among the signers of this announcement, we obviously find the rap superstar, as well as the parents of Botham Jean, DJ Henry and Antwon Rose, young African-Americans killed by the police, as well as several charities such as The Innocence Project and Until Freedom.

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Demand Justice for George Floyd: overnGovernor Walz must call in the MN Attorney General to charge all officers involved in the murder of George Floyd. Justice # JusticeforGeorgeFloyd

A post shared by Roc Nation (@rocnation) on May 30, 2020 at 8:04 pm PDT

Jay-Z has already planned to add new publications to the list this Wednesday so that the message of the leader of the civil rights movement is disseminated as widely as possible.


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