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Press Release: In Honor of 5th Anniversary of Shooting of Corey Jones, City of Delray Beach Proclaims October 18th “Corey Jones Memorial Day” – Awards Family Plaque, Announces Interest in Corey Jones Memorial Statue
CITY OF DELRAY BEACH, COREY JONES PROCLAMATION DAY – TV NEWS COVERAGE HIGHLIGHTS REEL
The magnitude of the Corey Jones tragic murder cannot be overstated. Five years later, on the fifth anniversary of Corey’s death, the City of Delray Beach’s enthusiastic support declares Oct. 18th of every year as Corey Jones Memorial Day. The live press conference announcing this proclamation was covered by the major TV and Print News Media in South Florida. Immediately below is a “highlights reel” of television coverage. Beneath that are the full segments of the news coverage and print news.
BELOW ARE TV NEWS STORY COVERAGE OF THE COREY JONES PROCLAMATION DAY EVENT IN DELRAY BEACH. WE INCLUDED A GRAPHIC LAYOUT OF THE ACTUAL PRINT VERSION OF THE STORY AS REPORTED BY THE MEDIA ENTITY; WE ALSO INCLUDED SEPARATELY THE ACTUAL TV NEWS CLIP.
PROJECT BACKGROUND BRIEF | MEDIA SUMMARY
George Floyd’s horrible death inspired tv writer/producer, music writer/producer Jeff Mustard, to write a George Floyd Tribute Song. The 6:14 second Lin-Manual Style Hip Hop Rap song comprises two movements; a.” How We Got Here,” a 2:20 history of 400 years of the African American enslavement experience – from England to the newly forming plantation-driven American Colonies. Movement 2: Arrest, Death, Revolution” a 3:50 track, speaks to the George Floyd Murder, the country’s reaction, and the unmasking of systemic racism, uncomfortable truths, and ends aspiration-ally. As the final lyric line says: “Together white and black, we take the country back, it’s time for you and me to live equally.”
The song needed a rapper. Mustard’s music co-producer, Rob Roa, introduced Ethan Dangerwing to the project. “Not only was Ethan a perfect fit, and a great rapper who loved the lyrics and the poignant social justice message,” says Mustard, “Ethan, as it happens, is Corey Jones’s cousin.” According to Mustard, the parallels between the deaths of the two men are painfully striking. It became clear that this connection was cosmically divine. It made sense to link the song to Corey’s tragic and senseless murder. This warm, loving, kind-hearted musician and drummer, beloved by all who knew him, was also killed needlessly by a police officer,” says Mustard.
Mustard felt that this critical date should not come without acknowledgment of his death. With the song done and the music video in progress, Mustard envisioned a fundraising effort for a Corey Jones Memorial Statue located in the City of Delray Beach. But first, the effort needed to secure a plot of land in the City. With the full support of the Jones Family, Mustard lobbied the City Commissioners. In record time, just barely a month, there is tremendous energy and interest by the City not only for a small plot of land, but also a matching fund private/public partnership.
Mustard, familiar with Rodney Mayo’s prolific social activism, introduced Mayo to the song. “I played it for Rodney,” says Mustard, when the song was over, he said, ‘do you have a music video?’ I said, “No.” On the spot, Mayo volunteered to make the video. The project was on a fast track. Corey Jones’s passing was coming up on its Fifth Anniversary – Corey was killed on Oct 18th, 2015.
COREY JONES, CITY PROCLAMATION
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