Oprah Winfrey is not relenting in her effort to fight for justice for Breonna Taylor.
The billionaire media mogul and her O Magazine team are further amplifying Breonna Taylor’s story by erecting 26 billboards across Louisville, Kentucky, which is Breonna’s hometown, beginning from August 6. Each billboard, one for each year of her tragically short life, features Breonna with a call to action that reads;
“Demand that the police involved in killing Breonna Taylor be arrested and charged. Visit UntilFreedom.com.”
Until Freedom is the organization co-founded by renowned activists Tamika D. Mallory, Mysonne Linen, Angelo Pinto, and Linda Sarsour, and has the support of Breonna Taylor’s family. The group has recently taken up residence in Louisville to channel its energy on getting justice for Breonna. Their website offers instructions on how “to take action against injustice” and calls on Louisville and Kentucky officials to demand that the officers involved in Breonna Taylor’s death be brought to book of justice.
Meanwhile, prior to buying the billboards, Oprah made Breonna the cover image of O, The Oprah Magazine’s September issue, a historic move as it marked the first time in 20 years that Oprah wasn’t on the cover herself.
Oprah chose to use her magazine to raise awareness about the tragic death of the unarmed EMT, and to call for the arrests of the cops who killed her; Brett Hankison, Jonathan Mattingly, and Myles Cosgrove.
“Imagine if three unidentified men burst into your home while you were sleeping,” Oprah wrote in her September “What I Know for Sure” column. “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,” Oprah says. “And that is why Breonna Taylor is on the cover of O magazine. I cry for justice in her name. The September issue honors her and every other Black woman whose life has been taken too soon.”