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Entertainment Jay-Z takes out full-page ads across the country in dedication to George Floyd

07:25  03 june  2020
07:25  03 june  2020 Source:   celebrity.nine.com.au

McKennie wore an armband in tribute to George Floyd during Schalke-Werder

 McKennie wore an armband in tribute to George Floyd during Schalke-Werder © Supplied by Sofoot J'accuse! In the match between Schalke 04 and Werder Bremen this Saturday afternoon in the Bundesliga, won by visitors (0-1), the American international Weston McKennie had a message to convey. About what ? The tragic death of George Floyd, an African American man killed Thursday during a police check. Pressed to the ground by a policeman, Floyd had repeated several times that he could no longer breathe.

Jay - Z ’s Team ROC has taken out a full - page ad dedicated to George Floyd that will be appearing in multiple major newspapers across the country . Captioned “ in dedication to George Floyd ,” the bulk of the ad is text from a speech made by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Selma, Ala., in 1965.

Jay - Z made a call to Minnesota governor Tim Walz as part of his fight for justice in the case of George Floyd ’s “I prevail on every politician, prosecutor, and officer in the country to have the courage to do what is Beyonce has also spoken out over Floyd ’s killing via her own Instagram page , commenting

Jay Z. © Getty Jay Z. Jay-Z has partnered with families who have lost sons to police violence, along with fellow activists and attorneys, to take out full-page ads in newspapers across the country to honour George Floyd.

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 organisations like The Innocence Project and Until Freedom."So we're going to stand up amid horses. We're going to stand up right here, amid the belly-clubs. We're going to stand up right here amid police dogs, if they have them," the ad quotes King. "We're going to stand up amid tear gas! We're going to stand up amid anything they can muster up, letting the world know that we are determined to be free!"

Independent autopsy says George Floyd was smothered and this is a homicide

 Independent autopsy says George Floyd was smothered and this is a homicide MINNEAPOLIS-POLICE-AUTOPSIE: Independent autopsy says George Floyd was smothered and it is a homicide © Reuters / LUCAS JACKSON AN INDEPENDENT AUTOPSY CLAIMS THAT GEORGE FLOYD HAS BEEN SMOKED AND IT IS A HOMICIDE (Reuters) - Two forensic scientists who carried out an independent autopsy of the body of George Floyd, killed the last week by a police officer during a violent arrest, affirm that the victim died by "mechanical asphyxia" and that his death resulted from a homicide.

Gov. Tim Walz of Minnesota and Jay - Z are speaking out about a phone call they had over the weekend to discuss the death of George Floyd and where to go from here.

Racial tensions and rioting have escalated across the United States since footage emerged of George Floyd , 46, choking to death while being restrained by white Jay - Z and his activist group Team ROC take out full - page ad dedicated to George Floyd in various major newspapers Making a statement.

Team ROC (the philanthropic arm of Jay-Z's Roc Nation) joined with the others to place the ad 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.

According to a representative for Jay-Z, there will be more ads published in newspapers on Wednesday.

protest icon Smith: "Trump keeps splitting the country" .
© Jamie Schwaberow Smith (l.) And Carlos protested against Rassimus Olympic champion Tommie Smith, who protested against racism in 1968 with one of the most famous gestures in sports history the violent death of African American George Floyd takes you back in time. "I thought of 1968 and our sign against racism. I thought of Colin Kaepernick's knee.

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