A year after Breonna Taylor was shot and killed by Louisville police raiding her home while she was in bed, Megan Thee Stallion has announced that in partnership with Fashion Nova, she is donating $100,000 to the foundation created by Taylor’s mother, Tamika Palmer, in her daughter’s honor.
“A year ago today Breonna Taylor was tragically taken from her family and friends,” Megan wrote on Instagram Saturday (March 13).
She continued: “Breonna’s name continues to be a catalyst for change and a powerful reminder that justice has still not been served. Fashion Nova and I are proud to give $100,000 to the @breonnataylorfoundation created by @tamikalpalmer to honor the memory of her daughter.”
“The core mission of the foundation is to support economic, social, and racial justice through police reform and government accountability. The foundation also seeks to help young people to realize their full potential, empowering them to participate in political processes and achieve better health, with mentorship programs for high-school girls, after-school initiatives, and educational support,” Megan said.
The rapper — who slammed Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron last fall in her performance on SNL that advocated for the protection of Black women — previously announced that she was collaborating with Fashion Nova for their Women on Top initiative, which is pledging $1 million in support of women-led businesses and organizations. Megan made the announcement on International Women’s Day (March 8).
See Megan’s latest post, in tribute to Breonna Taylor, on Instagram.