Jay-Z took out a full-page advertisement in The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Los Angeles Times, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and other most reputable newspapers in the country this week to honor George Floyd.
Team Roc, the social justice division of Jay-Z’s entertainment company, Roc Nation, shared an image of the ad on their Instagram page. The remarks have quotes from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s 1965 speech “How Long, Not Long.”
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The ad was in partnership with several foundations and activists. At the bottom of the ad we see signatures from Angela Rye, CNN Correspondent and activist, The Botham Jean Foundation, Innocence Project and many more.
The ad ran in a number of top newspapers in the country on Tuesday and hopefully shines more awareness and sparks action from those who see it. More ads are set to be released on Wednesday.
[VIDEO] ‘I Was 5 Feet Away!’: Teen Who Recorded George Floyd’s Death Says She’s Traumatized
Darnella Frazier, 17, said she’s received hate online and is traumatized since she recorded the graphic murder of George Floyd while he was being arrested.
In an interview with TMZ, Frazier said she is “utterly traumatized” after the event. She also said she’s received tons of nasty comments about the recording. Some insisting she was recording for clout. While others said she should have stepped while Floyd was in distress.
Frazier took to her Facebook and shared that she is a minor who was incredibly afraid during the incident as well.
“Of course I’m not about the fight off a cop, I’m scared,” she explained in her Facebook post. “Fighting would’ve got someone else killed or in the same position George was in!”
It’s also clear from the video footage captured by the high-school student that several others can be heard screaming at the cops that Floyd cannot breathe.
“If it wasn’t for me, four cops wouldn’t still had their jobs,” said Frazier.
Frazier’s mother says her daughter is already affected by the horrific event, saying she’s experiencing social anxiety and cannot be in large groups right now.