Jay Z Stands for a Cause Now Producing Documentary on Trayvon Martin’s Life

Published On March 30, 2017 | By patrice | The latest posts

Famous hip-hop mogul Jay Z, as well as the Weinstein Co., which is a multimedia production franchise, are now planning to partner up and produce a television series on the life of Trayvon Martin, as The New York Times reported.

Martin, an unarmed teen, was fatally shot to death by a neighborhood watch volunteer back in 2012 near his home. George Zimmerman, the man who’d shot him, was later acquitted of all charges in 2013 and this is what sparked the major controversy and debate about racial profiling, stand your ground laws, and so much more that has taken place across the United States.

The New York Times also said that a spokeswoman of the Weinstein Co. confirmed the news of this highly anticipated project just this past Friday, which Variety originally reported.

This project will be based on two books that producers have obtained rights to: “Suspicion Nation: The Inside Story of the Trayvon Martin Injustice and Why We Continue to Repeat It,” and “Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin.” “Suspicion Nation: The Inside Story of the Trayvon Martin Injustice and Why We Continue to Repeat It” is the firsthand account by Lisa Bloom. She opens up about covering the Zimmerman trial as an NBA analyst.

“Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin” is a biography about Martin written by his parents.

These books inspired the project that will soon be turned into a six-part documentary, according to the Times.

So, what are your thoughts on this news? Are you happy that Jay-Z is taking the initiative to share these major stories that speak volumes about the way that black people are being treated in this country?

Comment below and share what you’re thinking.

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