On March 13, 2020, Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old African-American emergency medical technician, was fatally shot by Louisville Metro Police Department officers.
Detective Brett Hankison, and Detective Myles Cosgrove forced entry into her apartment in Louisville, Kentucky under the authority of a search warrant. Gunfire was exchanged between Taylor’s boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, and LMPD officers. Walker said he believed that the officers were intruders. The LMPD officers fired over twenty shots, Taylor was shot eight times
After the arrest of George Floyd’s killers, it wasn’t long before some of the renowned black celebrities started calling for justice for other slain blacks, specifically Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery.
In the past few days leading black female celebrity figures like Naomi, Beyonce, and Lupita are ensuring that justice for Breonna Taylor doesn’t get swept under the rug. All of whom baring over 1 million followers used their platform to remind and/or educate the world about the injustice inflicted upon Breonna Taylor.
In the past 3 days, Lupita Nyongo shared 3 posts on her Instagram calling for justice for Breonna Taylor. Each post receiving over 40,000 likes and definitely more in viewership as seen below.
Naomi Campbell who has been very vocal about injustice and even more recently, also didn’t waste time to post about Breonna Taylor once all four killers of George Floyd had been arrested. She posted an image with the caption “You would have been 27 today… SAY HER NAME! BREONNA TAYLOR!! YOU DID NOT DIE IN VAIN ! MAY YOU REST WITH THE HIGHEST”
Musical legend Beyonce also took to instagram to wish her a happy birthday two days ago on the 6th of June 2020 with the following image.
With such powerful voices it will be surprising if there is no positive outcome.