‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW, OCT. 8, 2015–THE RUN-UP TO ‘JUSTICE OR ELSE,’ THE U.S. BOMBS A HOSPITAL AND A NEW EFFORT TO HELP GIRLS

OCTOBER 8, 2015 The run-up to the October 10, 2015 “Justice or Else” rally, the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March. We talk to a march organizer and the DC chapter of the National Black United Front. Also, what Dr. Chu Chu Onwuachi-Saunders is doing to focus on and help girls and another doctor, […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW, JUNE 25, 2015–A COLLECTIVE WAKE AFTER THE MOTHER BETHEL MASSACRE, BUT IS THE REMOVAL OF CONFEDERATE FLAGS ENOUGH FOR JUSTICE?

JUNE 25, 2015 African Americans and the entire nation join in a collective wake after the assassination of nine African American church members by a White supremacist in Charleston. The immediate impact is that the racist symbol of the confederate flag is being brought down all over. But is that flag removal enough for justice? […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW, JAN. 15, 2015–FROM ‘I AM A MAN’ TO ‘BLACK LIVES MATTER’

<strong>JANUARY 15, 2015</strong> <strong>FROM ‘I AM A MAN’ TO ‘BLACK LIVES MATTER'</strong> When the Rev. Martin Luther King was gunned down in 1968 in Memphis—where he had gone to support striking sanitation workers—the workers in the city marched with those iconic signs that read “I Am A Man.” Today—on the day that King would have […]

‘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 […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW, NOV. 20, 2014–THE WAIT CONTINUES FOR A GRAND JURY DECISION IN THE KILLING OF UNARMED TEEN-AGER MICHAEL BROWN AND, IN DC, ACTIVISTS WANT MACMILLAN PARK TO REMAIN A PUBLIC PARK AND RESOURCE

NOVEMBER 20, 2014 THE WAIT CONTINUES FOR A GRAND JURY DECISION IN THE KILLING of unarmed teen-ager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. We hear voices from Ferguson and find out the plans by DC activists for action after the grand jury announcement. And shifting gears in our final show before Thanksgiving, activists here in DC […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW, AUGUST 28, 2014–CAN THE FERGUSON MOMENT LEAD TO ECONOMIC JUSTICE?

AUGUST 28, 2014 CAN THE FERGUSON MOMENT LEAD TO ECONOMIC JUSTICE? As we approach Labor Day, can the groundswell of activism that has emerged around Ferguson be directed toward Justice AND jobs? Part one of a discussion. Guests and voices: Gerald Horne, Salim Adofo, Amani Al-Khatahbeh and Richard Prince.