‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR JULY 15, 2016–The Black Lives Matter Movement is the Only Thing Standing Between Black Lives and the Normalization of Murder by the State; Brave New Poetry Voices at the Kennedy Center; Activism in and Around DC.

In the week after three Black men were shot to death by police at point-blank range, the Black Lives Matter movement is the only movement that is standing between the survival of Black lives and the normalization of our murder. If there is no protest then our murder is normal and normalized. A conversation with […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR JULY 8, 2016–THE POLICE KILLINGS OF ALTON STERLING AND PHILANDO CASTILE; WHAT’S NEXT FOR THE MOVEMENT FOR BLACK LIVES; WORDS FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF FIGHTERS FOR LEGAL JUSTICE

THIS WEEK HAS BEEN A WEEK OF STATE VIOLENCE, RAGE AND MOURNING—A TRIANGLE OF POLICE KILLINGS from Baton Rouge Louisiana, To St. Paul Minnesota, to New York City. And then Thursday night five Dallas police officers were shot to death and seven others seriously injured by what is believed to be at least two snipers. […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW, JUNE 11, 2015–THE WELL-BEING OF WOMEN AND GIRLS

JUNE 11, 2015 As the latest case incident of police brutality, this one against a Black girl in Texas, is viewed by millions across the world, we spend the hour focused on women and girls here in the DMV, the nation and around the world. We hear words from the vocalist Ka’Ba speaking at a […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW, MAY 7, 2015–THE WAR AT HOME AND THE WAR ABROAD

MAY 7, 2015 THE WAR AT HOME AND THE WAR ABROAD We spend the hour with writer and activist Gerald Horne, discussing the Baltimore uprising, police brutality and economics, including the priorities for U.S. spending, war and the Trans-Pacific Partnership treaty. GUEST: Professor Gerald Horne. OTHER VOICES: Maria Hamilton, founder of the Million Moms March. […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW, APR. 23, 2015–MARCHING 250 MILES FOR JUSTICE AND THE DEATH OF FREDDIE GRAY

APRIL 23, 2015 MARCHING 250 MILES FOR JUSTICE As the DMV becomes the focus for the latest death in police custody, 100 marchers in the March2Justice descend on the nation’s capital to stop police violence and murder. Guest: Linda Sarsour of the New York Justice League. Other voices: Jasiri X, Charles Rangel (D-New York), Rep. […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW, DEC. 11, 2014–AS DEMONSTRATIONS CONTINUE AROUND THE COUNTRY, MOTHERS OF SLAIN BLACK MEN AND BOYS TOOK THE CAPITAL BY STORM

DECEMBER 11, 2014 AS DEMONSTRATIONS CONTINUE AROUND THE COUNTRY—after grand juries failed to indict police officers in the death of Michael Brown in Missouri and Eric Garner in New York—mothers of slain Black men and boys took the capital by storm this week, the same week that details of CIA torture were made public in […]