‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR FEBRUARY 24, 2017: Cornel West and Malik Zulu Shabazz Debate Which Way Under Trump…Headlines on DAPL, Pruitt, Bannon on the NSC, Oscars



This week marked one month, or 30 days, since Donald Trump took office and, during that time, he has ramped up raids and deportations of undocumented workers–including this week a brain tumor patient taken from her hospital bed and sent to a detention facility. He has gutted environmental regulations and human rights rules and tried to enforce a travel ban from seven Muslim-majority countries. He has appointed a cabinet of made up of billionaires, White supremacists and the military that is set to weaken the federal government with the exception of the military and police. So at the National Press Club in DC on Tuesday, February 21, there was what was touted as the Debate of the Decade: WHICH WAY UNDER PRESIDENT TRUMP? about Trump and the African-American community. On today’s show we hear key portions of that debate, though it was more of deep discussion between the scholar and activist Cornel West and Attorney Malik Zulu Shabazz, current president of an organization he co-founded, Black Lawyers for Justice. Headlines on DAPL, Scott Pruitt at the EPA, Steve Bannon at the NSC, Oscars and movies.

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