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Last Updated: Sep 23rd, 2014 - 16:03:06

The 411
Saving The Climate
LISTEN: "ON THE GROUND"--SEPT. 18, 2014
COUNTDOWN TO THE PEOPLE’S CLIMATE MARCH, PART TWO:
It’s three days before the massive People’s Climate March on September 21st in New York City. Voices, including Van Jones, Bill McKibben and Naomie Oreskes, from the movie “Disruption” by Kelly Nyks and Jared P. Scott, produced as a run-up to the march. Reporting from Runaway Bay, Jamaica with some news about climate impacts on island nations. As always, headlines and more!

Sep 23, 2014, 00:24

The 411
Headlines:Police Gone Wild
And More SeeingBlack.com 411: Human Rights Watch: Israel Committed War Crimes...Cuba To Help Fight Ebola...Darren Wilson Testifies Before the Grand Jury..Another Witness to the Shooting of Michael Brown Comes Forward...Utah Police Questioned in Killing of Black Man...SIL, Iran, Money in Politics, Justice Appointments and Environmental Policy...9-11 Group Launches New Ad Campaign and Film Premiere..Oklahoma City Police Officer Accused of Sexually Assaulting Eight African-American Women...NRA Show Lauds Post-Katrina Racist Mobs.. And more...Check the REAL news!

Sep 23, 2014, 13:57

The 411
Are You Ready to March?
LISTEN: "ON THE GROUND'--SEPTEMBER 11, 2014
COUNTDOWN TO THE PEOPLE’S CLIMATE MARCH, PART ONE:
Yes, it’s 9/11 but it’s also ten days before the massive People’s Climate March on September 21st in New York City. Voices, including Van Jones, Bill McKibben and Naomie Oreskes, from the movie “Disruption” by Kelly Nyks and Jared P. Scott, produced as a run-up to the march. Also, Richard Prince of “Journal-Isms.” As always, headlines and more!

Sep 23, 2014, 00:21

The 411
Justice For Central Park 5
This Daily News headline was typical of the racist coverage and police handling of the Central Park jogger case.
And More SeeingBlack.com 411: New York City Finalizes Central Park 5 Settlement..U.N. Experts: Detroit’s Mass Water Shut-Off Violates Human Rights...Relatives of U.S. Drone Strike Victims Won’t Appeal Court Ruling..State Dept. Dropped Blackwater Probe After Manager Threatened to Kill Investigators..Civil Rights Activists Join Nissan Worker Protest During "Freedom Summer" Commemoration..Report Calls for a New Freedom Summer To Empower Disenfranchised Blacks in the South..Report: U.S. Deported Over 72,000 Parents of U.S.-Born Children in 2013..And MUCH more! Check the news!

Jul 5, 2014, 15:11

The 411
Jobs AND Justice
LISTEN: "ON THE GROUND"--SEPT. 4, 2014
THREE DAYS AFTER LABOR DAY
, fast food workers are on a national strike. And we continue with part two our discussion about the links between the struggles of low-wage workers and the emerging fight for public resources being used for human needs, not police militarization and wars. Guests and Voices: Author and activist Gerald Horne and more.

Sep 23, 2014, 00:16

The 411
To Serve and Protect?
Pearlie Golden and her killer.
And More SeeingBlack.com 411: Rights and Race:Residents Protest Police Killing of 93-Year-Old Black Woman in Texas..California: Police Officers Acquitted in Beating Death of Homeless Man..Black Teen Charged After Suffering Genital Injury in Search by Philadelphia Police..Dark Money, the Attack on Voting Rights & How Racism Stills Drives Our Politics..Activists Admit to 1971 FBI Burglary That Exposed COINTELPRO..Remains of 55 bodies found near former Florida reform school..Family Seeks New Trial for Black Teen Executed in 1944..Senate Intel Committee Votes to Release Parts of Torture Report..Vet Nearly Killed by Police Beanbag at Occupy Oakland, Settles Lawsuit with City. And MUCH more! Check the real news.

May 14, 2014, 01:12

The 411
#Ferguson and Justice
LISTEN: "ON THE GROUND"--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.

Sep 23, 2014, 00:08

The 411
Racist Roots of the Crisis
And More SeeingBlack.com 411: Politics and Economy:Wall Street firms quietly grab huge swaths of the rental housing market...As Red States Like Florida Continue to Deny Medicaid Expansion to the Working Poor, The Results Are Deadly For Thousands...Georgia Activists Confront GOP Rejection of Medicaid as Moral Mondays Spread Across South...Supreme Court Undermines Democracy by Allowing Billionaires to "Buy Elections" And MUCH more. Check the REAL news!

Apr 26, 2014, 21:34

The 411
More on Gaza to Missouri
LISTEN: "ON THE GROUND"--AUGUST 21, 2014
FROM GAZA TO MISSOURI CONTINUED:
We explore more about the links between Gaza and Missouri with Margaret Huang of Amnesty International and new members of the “On The Ground” team, Palestinian-American activist Amani Al-Khatahbeh and columnist Richard Prince of Journal-Isms.

Sep 22, 2014, 23:42

The 411
Warrior for the People
Fred Ho, who spoke truth to power through his music, books and activism, joined the ancestors on April 12. He was 56 years old. Inspired by the Black Arts Movement, Ho formed many bands, including the Afro-Asian Music Ensemble. He also authored compositions dedicated to the Black Panthers and Muhammad Ali.

Apr 14, 2014, 08:35

The 411
From Gaza to Missouri
LISTEN: "ON THE GROUND"--AUGUST 14, 2014
FROM GAZA TO MISSOURI:
A look back at how the horrors of Gaza came to be. Also, living in a world of increased U.S. militarism and militarized police. Guests and voices: Zein El-Amine and Yousef Munayyer.

Aug 18, 2014, 23:36

The 411
Justice for LaVena Johnson
And More SeeingBlack.com 411: The Military-Spy-Prison-Complex:Father of Black Teen Killed in Iraq Continues Quest for Justice in What He Believes was Her Violent Rape, Torture and Murder on a U.S. Army Base..Accused U.S. Servicemembers in Japan Evading Punishment for Sex Crimes...U.S. Vets Shunned by Army Racism Awarded Medal of Honor..NSA, FBI, DIA Sued over Refusal to Disclose U.S. Role in Imprisonment of Nelson Mandela..U.N. Urges Probe of Drone Strikes..U.N. Committee Criticizes U.S. Record on Human Rights...Snowden: NSA "Setting Fire to Future of Internet"...Study: U.S. Drones Killed Up to 4 Civilians in Pakistan, 29 in Yemen During 2013...And MUCH more. Check THE REAL NEWS!

Mar 28, 2014, 17:10

The 411
No War Crimes In Our Name
LISTEN: "ON THE GROUND"--AUGUST 7, 2014
THOUSANDS GATHER outside the White House
in what is called the largest rally ever in the U.S. for Palestinian rights. Also,the Africa Summit winds up in the nation’s capital. Guests and voices: Gerald Horne, Cornel West, John Dugard.

Aug 18, 2014, 23:26

The 411
$ for Bombs, Not Healthcare
The Rev. William Barber of the Moral Mondays movement in North Carolina stood with Mayor Adam O'Neal in his 272-mile walk to DC for health care for all.
LISTEN: 'ON THE GROUND"-- JULY 31, 2014. U.S. TAX DOLLARS FOR THE ATTACK ON GAZA BUT NOT FOR U.S. HEALTH CARE:With more than 1200 Palestinians dead, activists against Israel’s attack on Gaza escalate their protests to civil disobedience and arrests. Also, Mayor Adam O'Neale walks 272 miles from Belhaven, North Carolina to DC to save health care at a rural community hospital and to advocate for millions of working poor Americans who are being denied expanded Medicaid due to them under the Affordable Care Act. Guests and Voices: Mayor Adam O'Neale, Ben Norton, All McCracken, Nii Akuetteh and Ilan Pappe.

Aug 18, 2014, 23:17


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