‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR FEBRUARY 26, 2021: The Fight for $15… Gerald Horne’s New Book on Boxing… Updates on the Murders of Elijah McClain and Ahmaud Arbery… And more…


In the midst of a pandemic and economic meltdown, will corporations keep winning? Progressives say the real Fight for $15 is on. And long before Colin Kaepernick, Black athletes like Jack Johnson Joe Gans unleashed boxing as a weapon against White supremacy. We speak to historian Gerald Horne about his new book: The Bittersweet Science: Racism, Racketeering and the Political Economy of Boxing.

Plus more headlines: Congress voting on $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package… Fight for $15 comes to the Senate… Progressives press for $15 minimum wage… ACLU DC on the District Budget… Brooklyn Manor residents and others in Northeast Dc stage “Where’s Kenyan” rally targeting DC Councilman Kenyan McDuffie… The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, is reintroduced in the House… A damning report says Aurora police had no legal basis to stop or detain Elijah McClain… People around the country marked the one year anniversary of the murder of Ahmaud Arbery…

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