‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR AUGUST 13, 2021: Our Eulogy for the Afghanistan War… Families Sue MD County for Desecrated African Cemetery… BLM Activists Measure Toll from Police Violence… Plus Headlines

As the Taliban overtakes at least a dozen provincial capitals in Afghanistan, and the U.S. leaves in defeat, I speak with historian Gerald Horne who gives his eulogy on this country’s longest war. And in a major milestone in the five-year battle to save a desecrated African cemetery in Maryland, descendants of those buried at the site file a lawsuit to prevent the land, now covered by a parking lot, to be sold to another land developer. Plus headlines on the delta variant spread in U.S. southern states, UN “Code Red” climate report, voting and protest rights, and the 14th African Diaspora International Film Festival D.C is underway through August 19, 2021.

Also with: Joshua Newman – Pan African Community Action, Nikki Owens – cousin of William Greene, Gus Griffin – Archie Elliott III Coalition for Justice… Beverly John- Community Justice

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Photo: family of William Mason, founder of Macedonia Baptist Church, who was buried in Moses Cemetery, which is paved over by a parking lot in Bethesda, MD.

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