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  • Oprah Winfrey bought billboards demanding justice for Breonna Taylor, a Black EMT killed by police officers in her home in march.
  • Taylor’s death has been a rallying cry within the Black Lives Matter movement.

Oprah Winfrey has increased her advocacy efforts demanding justice over the death of Breonna Taylor, a Black woman killed during a “no knock” police raid of her home in Louisville, Ky., in March. 

Variety reports that the media mogul rented dozens of billboard spaces mounted around the city where Taylor died.

Featuring a large headshot of Taylor, each billboard demands that the officers involved in the raid on her apartment be arrested and charged. It bears the logo for "O Magazine," Winfrey’s publication, as well as a web address for Until Freedom, a civil rights advocacy organization.


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“Together, we will make sure no one forgets #BreonnaTaylor’s name and recommit to the fight for justice for her and her family,” the organization said in a tweet.

The move follows Winfrey honoring Taylor by selecting her as the cover star for the latest issue of "O." It features the same photo of Taylor as seen in the billboard, and pays tribute to her life and legacy.

Multiple celebrities and activists have brought attention to Taylor’s death, with calls to charge the officers involved in the raid. Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron (R) is leading an investigation into her death. 


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Published on Aug 07, 2020