‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR OCTOBER 14, 2016: The Black Panther’s 50th Anniversary…Dakota Access Pipeline and Environmental Justice…Police Killings and Mass Incarceration…And Much More

This year marks the 50th anniversary of 1966, the 50th anniversary of the call for Black Power by SNCC organizer Stokely Carmichael, also known as Kwame Ture. And also marks the 50th anniversary of the founding, in Oakland, California, of the Black Panther Party for Self Defense, which made an armed stand against police brutality, […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR JULY 29, 2016–‘We Know Freddie Gray Did Not Kill Himself’…Voices of Protest at the DNC…What About Environmental Justice?

Despite the pictures of unity, mass protests were held everyday inside and outside of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on issues of Democratic support for war and the war industry, the Trans-Pacific Partnership Treaty, Black Lives Matter, fracking, and the occupation of Palestine. In the DMV, we learned that no police officers in Baltimore […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR JAN. 28, 2016–THE UNITED NATIONS HEARS FROM AFRICAN AMERICANS AND A CONVERSATION WITH MARK ANTHONY NEAL ON FILM AND MUSIC

The United Nations Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent end their U.S. visit by hearing testimony from residents in the DMV on issues of criminal justice, economic justice and cultural rights. Also, Side-Eye on Election 2016 with Amy Alexander and Jamila Bey. Then in the second half, it’s our week for arts […]