By Dr. Sinclair N. Grey III
Let’s face it – celebrities in the spotlight have a responsibility to do things that are positive and productive. Even though many people in the spotlight may disagree with the fact they have a responsibility, the truth of the matter is that they have been afforded a huge opportunity to do good by those who follow them.
How many times have you read about an artist doing something worthwhile? What about an artist bringing national attention to issues that plague those within the African-American community? It’s one thing to sing songs and perform at concerts targeting people within the African-American community; it’s something different to tell a story that can bring about healing to those who have been victims of racial profiling.
Hip-Hop Mogul and Entrepreneur Jay-Z will be partnering with The Weinstein Company for a docuseries to be featured on the National Geographic Channel. Race with Jay-Z will look at incarceration, social media, activism, family, and the wealth gap.
The six-part docuseries will capture Jay-Z’s gift of storytelling. The stories will bring incorporate people from all walks of life and deal with their present-day stories. First-generation Americans, as well as immigrants, will be also be featured.
“National Geographic and Jay Z are the world’s foremost storytellers in their own right, and we’re thrilled to be working with them on such an evocative and meaningful project. By using highly cinematic storytelling techniques along with Jay Z’s singular point of view, the series will tell a dramatic, thought-provoking story on race in America,” according to Madamenoire.
In addition to his many projects, Jay-Z is in the process of working on ‘film and television projects about the life and death of Trayvon Martin after winning a heated bidding war over rights to two books: Suspicion Nation: The Inside Story of the Trayvon Martin Injustice and Why We Continue to Repeat It and Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin.’
Dr. Sinclair N. Grey III is a speaker, author, and success coach. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @drsinclairgrey.org