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Following her arrest protesting at the home of Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron on behalf of Breonna Taylor in Louisville and subsequent release, Porsha Williams is opening up about making sure that no one forgets Taylor months after she was killed by police while she was in her home.
"For me love is an action word," Porsha said during the MSNBC appearance. "I can't just sit at home, post on Instagram, etc, and feel like I'm doing something to help this push forward. This entire situation needs to be escalated to the next level and for me whatever it takes to make that happen, I will happily be a part of that. I happily sacrifice myself and my freedom in that moment to raise awareness for Breonna Taylor."
During an appearance on MSNBC on Thursday (July 16), it was noted that The Real Housewives of Atlanta castmember was reportedly charged with disorderly conduct and trespassing in connection with the arrest. Porsha was among 87 people arrested during the protest this week.
While Porsha said that it looks like the social media interest around Breonna Taylor's case has quieted down as of late, "Her life matter more than ever now if we don't seek justice for her, if she never receives justice, that's an injustice to all of us, African-Americans [and] all humans."
According to NBC News, Taylor was in her apartment when she was shot and killed by Louisville police on March 13. An investigation is currently underway. The EMT would have turned 27 last month. At the time, Porsha and Lauren attended a Say Her Name March in Atlanta in honor of the Black women who have died at the hands of police officers, including Taylor.
Calling the investigation "botched", Porsha said she'd like to see it go to the Supreme Court and that she believes an outside team needs to investigate the incident. During the interview she noted, "I'm definitely here to use my voice, my platform, my very body, and being to seek justice for this beautiful African-American queen."
Porsha has also spent time with Taylor's mother, Tamika Palmer, in Louisville and spoke about that emotional experience.
"You know Breonna Taylor's mother is a very strong spirit. I was only able to meet her briefly. She actually sat outside of the jail and waited on all of Until Freedom, the organization I was with, until we got out. And when we got out and I gave her a hug, I can feel her strength. I can feel her being thankful that we we're out there trying to give her daughter a voice, making sure her case gets the justice, making sure these cops are being arrested for the murder. She's a very strong person and I admire her," Porsha said. "Hopefully I'll be able to have other conversations with her in order to bring more to Breonna Taylor's case."
As for what's next, Porsha reiterated the need for an outside group to investigate the Breonna Taylor incident and that that "we at this moment in the Black Lives Matter movement are trying to dismantle white supremacy within our police system and the entire system."
Above, Porsha discusses her work as an activist during an episode of Amplify Our Voices: An Open Dialogue on Being Black in America.
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