During his speech, Sharpton acknowledged the couple's appearance and lasting dedication to solving our country's disheartening injustices. "Let me tell you that before a lot of you were down, Jay Z supported us," said Sharpton. "Jay Z told me, 'I'm a father. Beyoncé is a mother.' We all feel the pain and apprehension — the laws must protect everybody, or it doesn't protect anybody." Jay Z, who is in town for stops on his Legends of the Summer Tour (with Justin Timberlake), also took a moment during his Friday night show at Yankee Stadium to spread the word, dedicating his final song, "Forever Young," to the memory of Trayvon Martin.
While a celebrity endorsement certainly doesn't make or break a cause, we're touched that the couple is so dedicated to fighting for equal rights in this country — with more than just the occasional Tweet or statement from a publicist. Here's hoping that Bey and Jay's presence enlightens more Americans to this issue, and that we all take a page out of their book and start standing up for what's important. (Rolling Stone)
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