CNN political analyst Van Jones has announced that he is signing to Jay Z’s Roc Nation management firm. Jones is in hopes to use this new platform to build his activist mission. According to the Washington Post Jones is hoping the Roc Nation signing will boost his work for green initiatives, help get the youth involved in the tech sector and train prison inmates in media skills. Currently, he works hard to help young people from marginalized backgrounds find employment in the tech field, and wants to reform the nation’s prison system. You may recognize him for his appearances providing commentary in recent documentaries, including 13th, as well as Time: The Kalief Browder Story.
Jones is currently the host of CNN’s show “The Messy Truth”. The 48 year old Jackson, Tennessee native and Yale Law School graduate was named by Time Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2009. This will be an interesting venture and we all look forward to see what comes out of it.
— Van Jones (@VanJones68) May 4, 2017