Oprah Buys 26 Billboards Around Kentucky Calling For Justice For Breonna Taylor
Oprah Winfrey is using her platform to demand justice for 26-year-old Breonna Taylor. Breonna Taylor was unfortunately killed on March 13th by Lousiville policemen after they entered her home with a “no-knock warrant” under the assumption that her boyfriend had drugs in the house. According to reports, the police didn’t announce themselves upon entering the home and Breonna Taylor’s boyfriend thought they were intruders and fired one shot, injuring one officer. The officers fired back with over 20 bullets, unfortunately, killing Breonna Taylor as a result.
Oprah Winfrey is working to spread Breonna Taylor’s story and make sure she receives justice by putting up 26 billboards around Kentucky. One for each year she lived. In addition to an image of Breonna Taylor, the billboards will also feature a call to action that reads
“Demand that the police involved in killing Breonna Taylor be arrested and charged. Visit UntilFreedom.com.”
This isn’t the first action that Oprah has taken to help educate the public on Breonna Taylor’s death. It was recently announced that Breonna Taylor will be on the cover of the September issue of the O Magazine. This is the first time in more than 2 decades that Oprah has featured someone other than herself on the cover.
“For the first time in 20 years, @oprah has given up her O Magazine cover to honor Breonna Taylor. She says, “Breonna Taylor. She was just like you. And like everyone who dies unexpectedly, she had plans. Plans for a future filled with responsibility and work and friends and laughter. Imagine if three unidentified men burst into your home while you were sleeping. And your partner fired a gun to protect you. And then mayhem. What I know for sure: We can’t be silent. We have to use whatever megaphone we have to cry for justice. And that is why Breonna Taylor is on the cover of O magazine. I cry for justice in her name.” Tap the link in our bio to read more about Oprah’s tribute to Breonna—and her recent conversation with her mother, Tamika Palmer. Breonna: This one’s for you The September issue will be available wherever you buy or download your magazines on 8/11”.