Jay-Z has written a letter this morning discussing Kalief Browder and Trayvon Martin, and pushing for more projects that demand social justice.
"The power of one voice is strong, but when it comes to social justice, the power of our collective voices is unstoppable. Now is the time to recognize that through our voices we really can effect change. Some of us will do the important work locally at the micro level to awaken our neighbors. Some of us will work for progress regionally. And a few of us will be like Kalief Browder, a modern-day prophet whose death two years ago started a discussion that continues today about how poor, black juveniles are treated in the criminal justice system," he says in the original article.
Jay-Z is currently working on a docu-series based on the life and impact of Trayvon Martin, a 17-year old who was senselessly slain as he was walking to the house of his father's fiancee in Florida in 2012.
"My hope is for my next documentary, Rest In Power: The Trayvon Martin Story, to create a similar conversation that leads to change and helps keep our children safe. And it's an honor to have the support of Trayvon's family in telling the story. But social justice isn't a political issue. It's a human issue. It's a story of empathy. When we are able to identify that we are all not perfect and have compassion for someone else, we can move forward as a society."
"Look around at what's happening in your town and your city right now. Think small, and you can do much bigger things," he adds.
Take a look at the full note right here.