BET Her to Air ‘Justice For Breonna Taylor’ Special Produced by Kyrie Irving

Breonna Taylor (Family Photo)

BET Her is set to air #SayHerName, Justice For Breonna Taylor, a special produced by six-time NBA All-Star Kyrie Irving, the network announced Monday.

Taylor, a 26-year-old EMT, was shot and killed on March 13, 2020, by Louisville police officers who forced their way into her apartment with a no-knock warrant. Five months later, the officers responsible for her death have still not been arrested.

The one-hour broadcast will look at the importance of movements like #SayHerName and examine how Taylor’s death highlights the lack of awareness around Black female victims of police brutality.

“It is critical to magnify how Black women are, tragically, also subject to lethal police brutality, and we must demand that Breonna Taylor’s killers are brought to justice,” BET President Scott Mills said in a press release. “We are committed to utilizing our platforms to drive awareness and sustainable impact.”

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The special will feature panel conversations with leading voices and activists, including Irving, Common, Jemele Hill, author Dr. Brittney Cooper, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, activist Brittany Packnett Cunningham, and Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza.

Additionally, the special will provide viewers with information on steps they can take to call for #JusticeForBreonnaTaylor.

#SayHerName, Justice For Breonna Taylor premieres on Saturday, Aug. 22 at 9 PM ET/PT on BET Her. An encore presentation of the special will air on Saturday, Aug. 29 at 11 PM ET/PT on BET.

The program is supported by Color Of Change, Vote.org, Until Freedom, Black Future’s Lab, The Gathering For Justice, MoveOn, Vera Institute For Justice, Harness, ACLU, Campaign Zero, Imagine Justice and PlayersTV.