Meek Mill and his DreamChasers label have tweeted the second video in a series of PSAs aimed at sharing the stories of children and families affected by police brutality.
The latest “Everyone’s Child” clip is dedicated to Antwon Rose II, a 17-year-old honor roll student with hopes of becoming a chemical engineer. Rose was fatally shot by an East Pittsburgh police officer on June 18, 2018, while he was running, unarmed, away from a traffic stop.
“My son Antwon was intelligent, funny, entertaining, so quick-witted. He is my angel,” Rose’s mother, Michelle Kenney, said in the tear-jerking video.
Put forth by the Roc Nation-led Responsibility Program, the goal of the PSAs is to begin a conversation about police brutality and violence.
”My hope is this PSA will inspire people to come together and create change in our communities,” Meek said in a statement. “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.”
“I’m very grateful that Meek Mill and the DreamChasers put this PSA together about Antwon and highlighted the need for universal respect,” Kenney added. “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.”
Meek previously teamed up with the Philadelphia Eagles’ Malcom Jenkins for the first PSA, which was dedicated to Danroy “DJ” Henry, who was fatally shot at 20 years old in 2010 by a New York police officer. More PSAs like these are expected to be aired on social media every 2 to 3 weeks.
“I have friends that are police that I know would give me the shirt off their backs. I have family that are police,” Kenney closed out the video. “We need more understanding and respect on both sides.”
Watch the “Everyone’s Child” clip below.