Jay Z and several Roc Nation artists have penned an open letter demanding justice for Ahmaud Arbery — the 25-year-old black man who was murdered by two white men in Satilla Shores, Georgia. The letter — which appeared in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, read, “Ahmaud was a loving son, a brother and a positive role model in the community. He was a human being. He was also African-American which, sadly, means that he was a target. Still.”
The letter continued, “And, on this Mother’s Day—just two days after what would have been Ahmaud’s 26th birthday—we simply cannot and will not stand for another black mother who must spend the day mourning the loss of her black son because of the color of his skin.”
Alicia Keys, rappers Meek Mill and Yo Gotti also signed the letter.