JAY-Z RAISES $1M TO FIGHT WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS
Written by Nate Matthews on October 14, 2021
JAY-Z and Roc Nation continue to change the world through the various branches in their company such as Team Roc and Marcy Venture Partners. Now, both arms of Roc Nation have made some big-time moves.
On Tuesday (October 12), the Kansas City Star reported Team Roc raised over $1 million for the Midwest Innocence Project (MIP) to investigate wrongful convictions in Wyandotte County, Kansas. The MIP worked diligently, getting donors to buy into the project, and Team Roc heard the call.
“It’s a huge investment,” executive director of the Midwest Innocence Project Tricia Rojo Bushnell said in a statement. “The ability to look at these cases is really going to continue to shine a light on what we need to do to actually provide a just criminal legal system in Wyandotte County.”
Elibert, Mark. “Jay-Z Raises $1M to Fight Wrongful Convictions amid Venture Capital Dive into the Future.” HipHopDX, HipHopDX, 12 Oct. 2021, https://hiphopdx.com/news/id.65146/title.jay-z-raises-1m-to-fight-wrongful-convictions-amid-venture-capital-dive-into-the-future.