JAY-Z Buys Full-Page Newspaper Ads Across the U.S. For George Floyd
JAY-Z took out multiple full-page ads in newspapers across the country to honor George Floyd.
The ad was shared on Roc Nation’s social media pages, and it quotes a passage from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s 1965 address in Selma, Alabama.
“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,” the ad reads. “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.”
“A man dies when he refuses to stand up for that which is right,” it continues. “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!”
According to CNN, the letter was printed in newspapers like the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune and the Philadelphia Enquirer yesterday.
God we love you, JAY-Z!