Artist Claudine Anrather wearing a mask holds her hand painted sign tribute to Breonna Taylor in Union Square Park, New York. This was the day after protesters have being taken by federal agents without badges and put into unmarked vehicles while others have been beaten and pepper sprayed in Portland. The protest organized by NYC Revolution Club is demanding Trump/Pence Out Now and an end to NYPD Violence Against Protesters. It is also a call for an end to what is believed to be fascist tactics by the Trump Administration to maintain order. Protesters continue taking to the streets across America and around the world after the killing of George Floyd at the hands of a white police officer Derek Chauvin that was kneeling on his neck during for eight minutes, was caught on video and went viral. During his arrest as Floyd pleaded, "I Can't Breathe". The protest are attempting to give a voice to the need for human rights for African American's and to stop police brutality against people of color. They are also protesting deep-seated racism in America. Many people were wearing masks and observing social distancing due to the coronavirus pandemic. Photographed in the Manhattan Borough of New York on July 18, 2020, USA.
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Breonna Taylor Honored On The Cover Of Oprah’s Magazine ‘O’

For the first time 20 years, Oprah decided to put someone aside from herself on the cover of her magazine publication, O. Oprah wanted to bring more awareness to racial inequality in America, which is why she made the decision. 

Breonna Taylor graces the cover of the September issue, which focuses on anti-racism and white privilege. In Oprah Instagram, she said, Breonna Taylor was just like you and me who had plans for her future. 

“Plans for a future filled with responsibility and work and friends and laughter. Imagine if three unidentified men burst into your home while you were sleeping. 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. And that is why Breonna Taylor is on the cover of O magazine. I cry for justice in her name.” 

The cover features a digital image of Breonna Taylor, which was created by a 24-year-old black self-trained digital artist, Alexis Franklin. She said she was happy to play a “small” part in this, USA Today reports.

“I am so happy to play a small part in this long-overdue, world-changing narrative on racial injustice and police brutality,” she said. “The original photo is one Breonna took herself and has been featured in the news many times. Looking at it, I see an innocence, simple but powerful. It was critical for me to retain that.”

Breonna’s life was taken at the hands of Louisville Kentucky police back on March 13. She was only 26. The three people responsible for her death, remain free. 


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