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Kyrie Irving Calls for Action Following Breonna Taylor’s Death

by | Jul 8, 2020 | Entertainment

#SAYHERNAME: BREONNA TAYLOR the special airs tonight at 7pm EST on Players TV. Kyrie Iriving and rapper Common join together to host the special as an effort to bring attention to Taylor’s case. 

The program will call for action from local and state government officials, voter registration and social media awareness for Taylor’s case. 

On March 13th, Breonna Taylor, a 26-year old Black emergency medical technician was shot eight times in Louisville, KY by plain clothes officers serving a narcotics search warrant without knocking at her apartment. No drugs were found. Taylor’s story has sparked protests and demonstrations all over the country. 

Irving has a history of raising awareness to police brutality. Highlighting Taylor’s case was important to the Brooklyn Nets star. Irving says, “It’s critical to magnify how these unjust behaviors and practices are directly impacting Black women.”

Journalist Jemele Hill, Black Live Matter co-founder Alicia Garza and U.S Rep. Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts are all appearing in the program. 

Players TV launched as a platform for athletes to create their own content. NBA stars Chris Paul and Carmelo Anthony and baseball Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr. are among the group of owners. 

Click here to watch.

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