‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR AUGUST 26, 2016: Nate Parker, ‘The Birth of a Nation’ and Rape Culture…Update on BDS…Protesting Environmental ‘Sacrifice Zones’

As Black August draws to a close, activists continue to mark the month by organizing, through education and other through acts of resistance. The Nat Turner Rebellion, which happened during this week 185 years ago, is in the news because of a soon-to-be released biopic about his life. A distinguished panel, Bridgett M. Davis, Kenneth […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR AUGUST 19, 2016: Stop the FOP…A Town Hall Against Police Murders and Mass Incarceration…’The F-Word’ about Fascism in the U.S. with Historian and Author Robin Kelley

In this show, we speak to one of the organizers who shut down a gathering of the Fraternal Order of the Police in Baltimore and we speak to the convener of a TOWN HALL MEETING AGAINST POLICE MURDERS & MASS INCARCERATION in DC. Finally, in the second half Historian and Author Robin Kelley will join […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR AUGUST 12, 2016–Baltimore’s Police State…A Back-To-School Boycott of Walmart…Gerald Horne on South Africa’s Elections, Brazil and the West’s ‘Loose Talk’ of War with Russia

Gerald Horne discusses the latest Department of Justice Report detailing the horror we already knew of Baltimore’s Black community basically living in a totalitarian, Jim Crow, police state. We also hear from the president of the Washington Teachers’ Union that is part of a national action to discourage teachers and parents from buying school supplies […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR AUGUST 5, 2016–A New National Platform for the Movement for Black Lives…The “After Bern” in DC…Thousands of Journalists of Color Descend on DC

A New National Platform for the Movement for Black Lives…The “After Bern” in DC…Thousands of Journalists of Color Descend on DC for a convention of the National Association of Black Journalists and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. Plus headlines on the National Night Out for Safety and Liberation and other Black Lives Matter news; […]