‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR DECEMBER 16, 2016: Black Power at 50 in DC, 1966-2016, Part 3: Social Justice Activism…Actions to Stand with Standing Rock and Against a Muslim Registry…Veteran Intelligence Professionals Debunk Russia Hack Hysteria

Part 3 of our series. Black Power: 50 Years in DC, Nineteen Sixty-Six to Two Thousand Sixteen, marking the half century anniversary of the call for Black Power in this country in 1966. Weve looked at economics through the lens or labor, housing, gentrification and a bit of local politics. And today we look at […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR OCTOBER 7, 2016: Former U.S. Intelligence and Military Officers Urge Obama to De-Escalate Tensions With Russia…Hundreds Rally in Aftermath of Fatal Police Shooting Of Terrence Sterling in D.C…’The Birth of a Nation’ is a Must-See

As Hurricane Matthew devastates Haiti and pounds the southeast, policymakers here in DC are actually mulling the storms of war in Syria. We speak to professor Gerald Horne about the dangerous game being played with war and peace. We also continue our coverage of DC protests about the fatal police shooting of Terrence Sterling, an […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR SEPT. 30, 2016: The DC Police Killing of Terrence Sterling…’No War 2016′ Comes to DC…Spotlight on the Prison-Industrial Complex

On today’s show, activists are speaking out about a largely unreported fatal shooting by DC police of an unarmed Black man Terrence Sterling. We speak to April Goggans, core organizer for Black Lives Matter DC. Also, anti-war activists from around the nation and world gathered here this week for No War 2016, held at American […]

‘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; […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR JULY 22, 2016–Climate Activists Blockade the DNC and Head to Philadelphia; The ‘People’s Convention’; Gerald Horne Talks Trump, Republicans and Turkey

ON THE ROAD TO PHILADELPHIA: OCCUPYING, RESISTING AND CREATING A COUNTER-NARRATIVE TO THE Democratic National Convention and definitely to the Republican National Convention. Starting Monday is the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia and thousands of activists are gathering in the City of Brotherly Love to push the party to again be the party of working […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR APR. 15, 2016–DEMOCRACY SPRING AT THE U.S. CAPITOL AND THE NEW POETRY ANTHOLOGY ‘RESISTING ARREST’

On what is traditionally Tax Day, hundreds at the U.S. Capitol are arrested as a part of Democracy Spring to get money out of politics, to advocate for voting rights and for racial justice. We hear voices from the racial justice rally at Democracy Awakening. Also, Tony Medina, editor of the new poetry anthology, Resisting […]