‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR AUGUST 26, 2016: Nate Parker, ‘The Birth of a Nation’ and Rape Culture…Update on BDS…Protesting Environmental ‘Sacrifice Zones’

As Black August draws to a close, activists continue to mark the month by organizing, through education and other through acts of resistance. The Nat Turner Rebellion, which happened during this week 185 years ago, is in the news because of a soon-to-be released biopic about his life. A distinguished panel, Bridgett M. Davis, Kenneth Carroll and L.D. Crittenden, discusses the controversy surrounding the film, ‘The Birth of a Nation’ and the director, writer and lead actor Nate Parker. Also, we get an update on the Boycott Divestment Sanctions Movement, including the fact that DC Mayor Muriel Bowser and Maryland Governor Larry Hogan have signed onto a list of governors opposing BDS. The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement, or BDS, targets Israel and institutions complicit in its oppression of Palestinians. Plus headlines on Black Lives Matter, protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline and oil and gas drilling in the Gulf of Mexico and cultural happenings. Plus more headlines.

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