Jay Z Is Set To Bail Out Incarcerated Fathers This Father's Day
Jay Z has announced via TIME Magazine that, in honor of this year’s Father’s Day, he will be donating to organizations that will assist in paying for bail bonds for fathers so they can be out of jail in time to celebrate Father’s Day this Sunday.
“Last month for Mother’s Day, organizations like Southerners on New Ground and Color of Change did a major fundraising drive to bail out 100 mothers for Mother’s Day,” he writes. “This Father’s Day, I’m supporting those same organizations to bail out fathers who can’t afford the due process our democracy promises.”
"As a father with a growing family, it's the least I can do, but philanthropy is not a long fix, we have to get rid of these inhumane practices altogether," Jay Z writes before concluding with, "We can't fix our broken criminal justice system until we take on the exploitative bail industry."
On Thursday night, Jay Z became the first rapper to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In celebration he listed all of his inspirations, including Lauryn Hill, Kanye West and Foxy Brown.