August marks the fifth month since Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old hospital emergency medical technician, was shot and killed in her home by police connected to a city gentrification plan in Louisville, U.S.A. Taylor’s death by the police, alongside George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and many others sparked the 2020 Black Lives Matter protests against police brutality and anti-Black racism. Yet five months after Taylor’s death, none of the officers have been tried, nor arrested for criminal charges. Two officers continue to work with Louisville PD under administrative leave.
Today’s o94 Special led by WXOX 97.1 ARTxFM will air a radio call of justice for Breonna Taylor and Black womxn victims of police brutality led by Taylor’s aunt, Bianca Austin, and featuring Taylor’s favorite song, “Everything” by Mary J. Blige.
Radio Orange 94.0 joins radio stations across all 50 U.S. states and internationally to demand justice, representation, and an end to police brutality for Breonna Taylor and Black womxn – especially Black trans womxn and migrants- victims of police brutality whose cases remain without trial or prosecution.
You can contact Kentucky Attorney General, Daniel Cameron, here , and the official U.S. White House petition for a trial for the death of Breonna Taylor. The Louisville Community Bail Fund with Black Lives Matter Louisville and U.S. Black Lives Matter protestors across the U.S. also collecting funds for protesters. Information and support for the womxn honored by Austin can be found at the African-American Policy Forum #SayHerName campaign.
Anti-racism NGO ZARA is also supporting against racism and police brutality in Austria, including trainings and counseling can be found here. Additional resources and coverage on police brutality and anti-Black racism can be found below.
- FreshVibes: https://cba.fro.at/series/freshvibes
Imoan Kinshasa (Journalist and anti-racism consultant in Austria)
“Talking Back: Strategien Schwarzer österreichischer Geschichtsschreibung” – Claudia Unterweger
“Polizeigewalt in Wien Aus der Sicht Einer Rechtsberaterin” – Dunia Khalil (Biber)
schwarzen Frauen Community: Education, Support, and Space for Black women and families in Austria
Wir sind auch Wien: BiPoC Mental Health Platform in Austria
Show Produced by Heather Marina Saenz (Radio Orange 94.0) with recordings and support of Louisville 97.1 WXOX ARTxFM.
Radio Orange 94.0 thanks WXOX 97.1 ARTxFM in Louisville, Bianca Austin, and the family of Breonna Taylor.
Photo (c) Art by @TheBlackGirlTribe via 94.1 KPFA