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The sixth annual “Peace Walk & Peace Talk” by the Trayvon Martin Foundation took place at the Betty T. Ferguson Amphitheater in Miami Gardens, Florida, on Saturday afternoon (Feb. 10). One of the many attendees was JAY-Z, who has been a major supporter of Trayvon Martin’s family after his unlawful murder in 2012. Standing on stage alongside Trayvon’s parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, the Roc Nation mogul delivered a speech to the hundreds of people who came in support to march.

We want to make sure that we stand and support and never forget that Trayvon serves as a beacon of light to the people out here. So you guys never have to go through the pain and hurt that these guys went through,” said JAY-Z. “His name will sit alongside the greats whom lost their lives to push our culture forward—the Martin Luther Kings, the Gandhis. That’s the intention we set so his name will serve as a beacon of light and hope to push our culture forward in a better direction.” The rap mogul is the executive producer of an upcoming feature-length narrative film and a six-part television docuseries on Trayvon Martin’s life and the events surrounding his senseless murder on February 26, 2012. JAY-Z will serve as executive producer on the upcoming docu-series, Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin.

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JAY-Z, photographed on stage with Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin at the Trayvon Martin Foundation's sixth annual "Peace Walk & Peace Talk" at the Betty T. Ferguson Amphitheater in Miami Gardens on Saturday. Hov spoke to the hundreds of marchers and volunteers, telling the crowd, "we want to make sure that we stand and support and never forget that Trayvon serves as a beacon of light to the people out here. So you guys never have to go through the pain and hurt that these guys went through." Of Trayvon, Jay spoke fondly on the man who would have been 23 last week. "His name will sit alongside the greats whom lost their lives to push our culture forward—the Martin Luther Kings, the Gandhis. That's the intention we set so his name will serve as a beacon of light and hope to push our culture forward in a better direction." The rap mogul is the executive producer of an upcoming feature-length narrative film and a six-part television docuseries on Trayvon Martin's life and the events surrounding his senseless murder on February 26, 2012. In March 2017 he was the deal broker for the group that won a bidding war for the screen rights to two books. "Suspicion Nation: The Inside Story of the Trayvon Martin Injustice and Why We Continue to Repeat It" will be a film; and "Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin" will air on the Paramount Network. His parents made it clear that they were the most concerned with, and dedicated to, seeing Trayvon's life and legacy honored; and Jay looked at them and said "I'm responsible if this is no good. I will do whatever it takes because they're gonna hold me up on this. I'm not gonna let you down, and I'm not gonna let me down." #jayz @sybrinafulton @trayvonmartinfoundation

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