Kyrie Irving will produce a show alongside Common, co-founder of Black Lives Matter Alicia Garza, Massachusetts Democratic Rep. Ayanna Pressley, Jemele Hill, and more will make appearances for the TV special demanding justice for Breonna Taylor.
The men who murdered Breonna Taylor are still walking the streets. What we the people are asking for is justice, A True Justice that knows no prejudice, racism or sexism, said Common.
ESPN reported that Kyrie will produce a show called #SayHerName: Breonna Taylor. The show will premiere on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at 7 pm est on PlayersTV digital and broadcast network.
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A mural in Chambers Park in Annapolis, MD in honor of Breonna Taylor
The special will feature calls for action in response to Breonna Taylor’s death, including pleas to local and state officials, advocacy for voter registration, and encouragement for people to make posts that bring attention to Taylor’s case.
It is critical to magnify how these unjust behaviors and practices are directly impacting Black women, Kyrie explained via ESPN.
Breonna Taylor was killed in March after police officers served a no-knock warrant at her apartment. Her boyfriend who thought the officers were intruders opened fire. The police returned fire, striking Breonna 8 times while she slept. The 911 audio of that night was released.
Key Facts to remember
The program will air Wednesday night on the PlayersTV broadcast network, and Irving and Common will be joined by Democratic U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, journalist Jemele Hill and Alicia Garza, co-founder of Black Lives Matter.
Breonna Taylor, an unarmed black woman who worked as an emergency medical technician, was killed in her home after being shot at least eight times by Louisville Metro police officers shortly after midnight on March 13.
Louisville police say the plainclothes officers identified themselves before entering the residence, where Taylor, who had no criminal history, and her boyfriend were in bed.
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