The Peabody Awards Board of Jurors announced the winners of their Documentary category yesterday, and it seems Jay-Z has added another award to his already extensive list of accolades.
Serving as an executive producer for "Time: The Kalief Browder Story," Jay-Z received one of the 2018 Peabody Awards that were awarded in the documentary category (there were nine winners out of an original 1,200 entries narrowed down to 60 entries).
The six-episode miniseries, originally broadcast on Spike TV in March 2017, tells the story of Kalief Browder, a 16 year-old high school student accused of stealing a backpack who spent three years in jail (two of them in solitary confinement) without ever being convicted of a crime. Sadly, Browder committed suicide two years after his ordeal, in 2015. The documentary is currently available on Netflix.
The Peabody Award winners will be celebrated with a reception on Saturday, May 19 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York.