(AllHipHop News) Robert "Meek Mill" Williams has spent the last two years focusing on improving the criminal justice system in America. Meek co-founded the REFORM Alliance, took part in panel discussions on local policing, and helped free Maurice Hudson from a Pennsylvania prison.
The Dream Chasers head is now bringing awareness to Antwon Rose II, an unarmed 17-year-old honor roll student who was fatally shot by an East Pittsburgh police officer on June 19, 2018. Meek's record label posted a Public Service Announcement narrated by Rose’s mother Michelle Kenney.
"My hope is this PSA will inspire people to come together and create change in our communities. Our country needs more communication and understanding – not hate and division – so it’s important that we collectively start the conversation and work to leave a lasting impact for future generations,” states Meek Mill.
In the video, Kenney calls for law enforcement officials and the public to establish events or activities that help cops get to know the community they police. She also suggests that there needs to be more understanding and respect on both sides.
"I’m very grateful that Meek Mill and the Dream Chasers put this PSA together about Antwon and highlighted the need for universal respect. To make our communities better, we must show each other more love, care, generosity, and empathy. I’m proud that Meek is using his platform to send that positive message and honor my son," says Michelle Kenney.
This is the second Public Service Announcement from The Responsibility Program. It follows a Players Coalition's PSA released in November around Danroy “DJ” Henry, the former Pace University football player who was killed by a police officer on October 17, 2010 in Mount Pleasant, New York.
The Responsibility Program is led by Team ROC which is the philanthropic arm of Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter’s Roc Nation company. Different community leaders and organizations are partnering with The Responsibility Program to share the stories of parents whose children were victims of police brutality and gun violence.