Jay-Z has a Series on Trayvon Martin in the Works


Rapper Jay-Z and the Weinstein Company are teaming up to produce a television series and some film projects on the life of Trayvon Martin. In 2012, 17 year-old Trayvon was gunned down by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer. In 2013, Zimmerman was acquitted of second degree murder and man slaughter. The acquittals started an uproar of protesting on behalf of Trayvon across the United States. It also fueled a national debate regarding racial profiling.
The six-part documentary series and film was recently confirmed by a Weinstein spokeswoman. The projects are based off of two books, “Suspicion Nation: The Inside Story of the Trayvon Martin Injustice and Why We Continue to Repeat It,” by Lisa Bloom about covering the Zimmerman trial as an NBC analyst; and “Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin,” a biographical book about Trayvon, written by his parents.

With the success of the Kalief Brower documentary series, also produced by Jay-Z. The Trayvon Martin series and film is expected to be nothing short of amazing.

- Kayla Boone
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