This weekend (March 13th) marked one year since the death of Breonna Taylor at the hands of Louisville, Kentucky police and, like the circumstances surrounding George Floyd’s passing, the controversy and impact surrounding her demise continue to escalate.
To mark the unfortunate anniversary, musicians and celebrities took to social media, sharing pictures of Taylor and captions displaying emotions and aspirations for a better future. Those speaking out on the issue included Oprah, Justin Timberlake, Hillary Clinton, Common, Samuel L. Jackson, Tracee Ellis Ross and others.
Oprah shared a portrait of Taylor on social media along with a massive caption in an ode to all of those who’ve lost a family member. Tracee Ellis Ross posted a photo of Taylor on her Instagram, writing, “BREONNA. It has been a year since your life was taken from you, from your family, from your loved ones. You should still be here. We say your name today and always. #justiceforbreonnataylor. #sayhername” and Hillary Clinton added her support by posting a simple drawing of Taylor along with “Breonna Taylor’s life mattered. #JusticeForBreonna” before shouting out the artist Amy Sherald.