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Remembering the victims of the racist Buffalo supermarket shooting

On this edition of Your Call, we speak with community members and those who lost loved ones in last year's mass shooting in East Buffalo.

On May 14, 2022, a young self-described white supremacist drove more than three hours to a predominantly Black community and used an AR-15 style rifle to murder 10 people and injure three at a Tops supermarket. Many survivors say racism is still alive in Buffalo.

How did the tragic shooting change the community?


Mark Talley, lost his mother, 62-year old Geraldine Talley, in the shooting, founder of Agents for Advocacy, and author of 5/14: The Day the Devil Came to Buffalo

Na’kya McCann, college student, reporter and host of Embedded: Buffalo Extreme, and junior coach at the Buffalo All-Star Extreme gym

Alex Wright, founder and CEO of the African Heritage Food Co-Op

Web Resources:

ABC: A year after racist shooting rampage, Buffalo struggles to correct decades of segregation and systemic racism

ABC: Survivors say Buffalo's history of segregation and racial tensions linked to Tops shooting

NPR: NPR's Embedded: Buffalo Extreme follows Black cheer team in aftermath of mass shooting

Wired: Buffalo Mass Shooting Victims' Families Sue Meta, Reddit, Amazon

NBC: Black leaders on Buffalo’s East Side are building markets to address food insecurity

WGRZ: Selfless Among Us: Mark Talley, Founder of Agents for Advocacy

Huffpost: The Buffalo Massacre Happened A Year Ago — And Racism Is Still Very Much Alive In The City

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular media roundtable guest in 2001. In 2019, the San Francisco Press Club named Your Call the best public affairs program. In 2017, The Nation named it the most valuable local radio show.
Bee Soll is a producer with Your Call at KALW, and a producer, writer, and editor at KCBS Radio in San Francisco. She is a former reporter for Crosscurrents and contributor at KPFA Radio.