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Jay-Z, MLK, and the progressive opposition to genuine reform

Originally published at Broad + Liberty

It’s not often you can mention Jay-Z and Martin Luther King, Jr. in the same breath.

Yet, the Brooklyn-born hip-hop mogul and the Nobel-winning civil rights leader share some common ground: While fighting for what’s right, both faced opposition from their so-called “allies.” 

Jay-Z made national headlines when he and his philanthropic group, Roc Nation, organized a grassroots campaign to promote Lifeline Scholarships, also known as the Pennsylvania Award for Student Success (PASS) Scholarship program. The proposed program would award scholarships to students attending Pennsylvania’s lowest-performing schools, providing them the financial support they need to escape their failing neighborhood schools.

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