It’s no secret that Kyrie Irving is fed up with the racial injustice and police brutality across the nation.
The Brooklyn Nets star is producing “#SAYHERNAME: BREONNA TAYLOR,” a television program that calls for action in the killing of Breonna Taylor. Taylor, a 26 year old Black emergency medical technician, was killed on March 13 when plainclothes Louisville, Kentucky officers opened fire; shooting her eight times as they served a no-knock narcotics warrant at her apartment. Taylor had been asleep with her boyfriend. Additionally, no drugs were found at the apartment and it was later revealed that the suspect they were looking for was already in custody.
There have been several protests in Louisville, as well as nationwide, in the wake of the shooting yet none of the officers involved in the incident have been charged. Irving has been very vocal in speaking out against social injustices and says that it is “critical to magnify how these unjust behaviors and practices are directly impacting Black women.”
Irving will be joined on the broadcast by rapper Common, Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza, Democratic U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts and Jemele Hill, among others. The program will focus on calls to action including voter registration, calls to legislators, and more social media posts per ESPN.
#SAYHERNAME: BREONNA TAYLOR will debut on Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. ET on the PlayersTV digital and broadcast network. PlayersTV is a platform designed to allow athletes to curate content. Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony, and Ken Griffey, Jr. are among the owners.Tags: Breonna Taylor, Headline, Kyrie Irving, NBA