Breitbart News reports that rap music mogul Jay-Z and the social justice arm of his ROC Nation company, Team ROC, are teaming up with other social justice groups to bail out protesters arrested after the announcement that police officer Joseph Mensah will not face criminal charges in the fatal shooting of Alvin Cole.
In an Instagram post, Team ROC disclosed its partnership with the groups Until Freedom and Gathering for Justice. Gathering for Justice, founded by leftist entertainer Harry Belafonte, has received sizable grants from George Soros’ Open Society Foundations.
In another Instagram post, Team ROC announced a new ROC Nation album, REPRISE, “a collection of songs to bring awareness to social injustice happening across our communities. Please join us as we support and amplify the incredible work of these organizations fighting to end police brutality, hate crimes, and other civil rights violations.” The album’s proceeds will go to social justice groups Justice League NYC, NACDL Foundation for Criminal Justice, Grassroots Law Project, Gathering for Justice, Until Freedom, and Equal Justice Initiative, a group “committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.”
Former drug dealer Jay-Z and wife Beyoncé have also donated tens of thousands of dollars to pay bail for protesters arrested in Ferguson, Missouri and Baltimore.