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Jay-Z & Robert Kraft $1 Mil Counterplan To Book Bans ...Movies, Musicals & Scholarships!!!

Source: TMZ

 

Jay-Z and Robert Kraft are on a mission to thwart the rise of book bans by launching programs to reinstall teachings of slavery, the Holocaust and gender equality back into society.


TMZ Hip Hop has learned both Jay and Robert's organizations -- the Shawn Carter Foundation and the Foundation to Combat Antisemitism -- have donated $1 million to provide pro bono legal services to educators and librarians who've been targeted by local policies banning books.


The American Library Association reportedly documented nearly 1,300 demands last year to remove books -- most highlighting the Black and LGBTQIA+ communities, as well as religious minorities.


We're told the New England Patriots owner and Jay laid down the framework for underserved students to obtain scholarships and financial grants, and hopefully have their works turned into movies, plays, audiobooks, etc. to further the message.


There's also a plan to reprint banned books and have them circulated in adjacent learning centers.


Starting today, the Brooklyn Public Library will be the staging ground for their initiative, starting with "Books Unbanned," a nationwide campaign that provides free books to kids, hassle-free!


The BPL also unveiled Jay's new exhibit "The Book of HOV" on Friday, which showcases the Roc Nation rapper's legacy and written history in an elaborate fashion.


As you probably know, the cause is dear to Jay's heart ... his mother, who came out via his last album "4:44," just married her longtime partner in a star-studded wedding ceremony.

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