Mariah Carey speaks up about Breonna Taylor
Fans of Mariah Carey are being reminded to continue fighting against racial injustice and police brutality and she is leveraging her platform in order to demand justice for Breonna Taylor, the 26-year-old Black EMT who was fatally shot by Louisville police officers in March.
The singer shared a picture of herself of Instagram, donning a black t-shirt that says “ARREST THE COPS WHO KILLED BREONNA TAYLOR” on the front and on the back, is printed “SAY HER NAME” written above Taylor’s photo.
“It’s been six months since #BreonnaTaylor, a frontline medical worker was killed by police in a ‘no-knock’ raid targeting the WRONG apartment,” she captioned the post.
She continued, “Medical workers like her save lives every day — but police violence claims Black lives at nearly the same pace. Her killing hurts especially bad right now. Now, more than ever we have to stay connected and vigilant. Follow @wearepushblack to read more about her story and for daily doses of inspiring, #BlackHistory stories to keep us going.”
The “We Belong Together” singer has spoken up about social justice issues related to the Black community several times in the past. Three months ago, she made the decision to push the celebration of her debut album’s 30th anniversary in order shift the focus towards the Black Lives Matter movement, which was sparked across the country after the Memorial Day killing of George Floyd.
“Thank you lambily, for all the celebratory messages for today’s #MC30 anniversary!” she wrote over the image of her album’s cover art. “I had planned to share some surprises and rarities with you, but prefer to postpone them to a later date.
“As we continue to fight for equality and justice within our broken systems, I thank you for using your platforms to educate, inform and invoke change. Together let’s bring on a change. Love, Mariah,” she concluded.
Moreover, she also retweeted Taylor’s family’s official GoFundMe and asked her fans to drop a text reading “FLOYD” to 55156 in order to see justice after he was killed in custody.
I appreciate Mariah for speaking up on such a trivial issue.