Alicia Keys, Cardi B, Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monáe, and Queen Latifah are among the the celebrities using their platforms to shed light on the killing of Louisville, Kentucky healthcare worker Breonna Taylor.
Taylor was killed in March by Louisville Metro Police Department officers who used a no-knock warrant to enter her apartment unannounced, then fired approximately 20 shots (eight of which hit her and ultimately ended her life) to later discover they’d entered the wrong home (click here to read more).
Now, as protests continue in the wake of the death of George Floyd, a number of female celebrities are using their voices to ensure justice is also served for Breonna as – at writing – her killers have not been arrested.
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Let me tell ya something.This is why we gotta keep fighting .Breonna Taylor was one year younger then me .Pose ,dress, live her life how we do !Imagine if this happens to YOUR FRIEND ,YOUR SISTER.This is her mother telling you her story .They tried to trick her mom that night into believing maybe a enemy killed her when in fact The police ransacked her home and murdered her .They tried to sweep the case under the rug specially since the country when on lockdown due to Coronavirus.DONT LET KENTUCKY POLICE DEPARTMENT GET AWAY WITH THIS SHIT!!!!!They always pull out criminal records to taint every black men or women that gets murdered by police or an excuse why they got killed .Well what’s the excuse now ?!John Mattingly,Brett Hankison,Myles Cosgrove..YA NEED TO GO TO JAIL !!! THAT Wayyy ….I’ll leave a link on my story FOR YOU TO HELP! #doyouknowbreannataylorstory #sayhername
— Alicia Keys (@aliciakeys) June 10, 2020
Launched by the group Until Freedom, the campaign is centered around the question each celebrity asks at the beginning of the video: “Do you know what happened to Breonna Taylor?”
After that, Taylor’s mother – Tamika Palmer – recounts the story of how the Louisville Metro Police Department killed her daughter. In addition to gathering support from the likes of Keys, Cardi, and Queen Latifah, megastars Kerry Washington, Jada Pinkett Smith, Ellen DeGeneres, Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monáe, and Zoe Kravitz are among the big names who have signed on to fight for justice.