Beyoncé's mom, Tina Knowles-Lawson, opened up with Tamika Palmer, the mother of Breonna Taylor, about the Heroes Act.
In an open letter, which was shared on Thursday (June 25), Knowles-Lawson urged Congress to pass the Heroes Act, which would focus on removing voter suppression, especially in minority communities, while funding absentee voting. Several stars, including Bey, Viola Davis, Jada Pinkett Smith, Whoopi Goldberg, Taraji P. Henson, also signed the bill. To push the momentum, Knowles-Lawson also appeared on CBS This Morning to speak on the subject, alongside Palmer.
"I'm outraged, like everyone else, and I want to do my part," Knowles-Lawson explained during her appearance. "I'm not a politician. I'm not an activist in that public sense, but I just felt like I have to do this. . .I think a lot of Black people feel (their votes don't count). And how I connect the dots with them, if you vote, you vote for the mayor and the mayor hires the police chief and the district attorney and all the people in power to make those changes in your community. So if you don't vote, you don't have a voice."
Palmer went on to declare that she supports the Hereos Act because "we need to get out here and vote." However, during a moment of reminiscing about her daughter, Palmer became emotional. Asked what she missed most about her, the heartbroken mother replied with tears, saying, "Her smile. Just her smile. And just remember that she didn't deserve this. And she would do anything for anybody."
As you know, Taylor was killed by Louisville Metro Police officers when they entered her apartment at night with a no-knock warrant. Understandably, she and her boyfriend thought they were intruders. After her boyfriend and the officers shot at each other, Taylor fell victim to eight shots and died. Officer Brett Hankison was fired Tuesday for his role in her shooting death. "Of course, I'm happy to hear that he was fired. He should've been fired," Palmer explained. "It's just the beginning though. It's so much more to go. There's so many other people involved."
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