OUR COMMON GROUND with Janice Graham





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02-19-22 Black Women

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 If America Fails? : The Coming Tyranny

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Sneak Peek:  “America’s Fascist Brew; Will America Fail?” Sneak Preview

New Episode Each Thursday  :: 8 pm ET


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Ep. 1: If America Fails? “American Democracy Under Seige: The Color of Autocracy”  Listen Here

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If America Fails?: The Coming Tyranny

Ep. 1 “American Democracy Under Siege: The Color of Autocracy”

January 13, 2022 ::: 8 pm ET

Episode Guests ; Dr. David H. Ikard is professor of African-American and Diaspora studies at Vanderbilt University since 2017. Ikard was previously a professor of English and director of Africana studies at the University of Miami. He taught at Florida State University and at the University of Tennessee. He is an author, political analyst, and fine arts, artist. Jared Yates Sexton is a political analyst and author whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The New Republic, Politico, Salon, The Daily Beast, and elsewhere. He is the author of The People Are Going To Rise Like The Waters Upon Your Shore: A Story of American Rage; The Man They Wanted Me To Be: Toxic Masculinity and a Crisis of Our Own Making; and American Rule: How A Nation Conquered The World But Failed Its People. He is the co-host of The Muckrake Podcast and serves as an associate professor of creative writing at Georgia Southern University. Examining the dystopian story of “The Handsmaid’s Tale” through a new set of lenses- the potential of the U.S. of A. as a failed state. Full authoritarianism, religious extremism, and/or other fascist dictatorial strategies. A 12-week webcast series that examines “The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu series) – the fictional story that explores the real potential of the U.S. as a failed state, through the lens and perspectives of the current American political landscape. Co-hosts Janice Graham and L. Michelle Odom


OCG Remembers Lost Giants 

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Professor Carol Lani Guinier

Carol Lani Guinier was an American educator, legal scholar, and civil rights theorist. She was the Bennett Boskey Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, and the first woman of color appointed to a tenured professorship there.

Born: April 19, 1950 –Died: January 7, 2022


Sir Sidney Poitier

Sir Sidney Poitier KBE was a Bahamian-American actor, film director, and ambassador. In 1964, he was the first black person and first Bahamian to win the Academy Award for Best Actor. He was a leader in the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s and the human rights struggle in America.

 February 20, 1927 – January 6, 2022

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November 13, 2021  ::: Review and Close OCG Season 2021

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“Transforming Truth to Power, One Broadcast At a Time”

We return January 8, 2022, offering Black Insight and Truth Always

It has been our pleasure to host you and the critical Black issues of our time. Thank you for your support. 


November 6, 2021 :: REBROADCAST

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October 30, 2021 :: REBROADCAST

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October 24, 2021

10-23-21 Broken Democracy

October 16, 2021  LIVE

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October 9, 2021  LIVE

10-9-21 Kim Brown


October 2, 2021  ReBroadcast of 3/19/21 LIVE Interview

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September 25, 2021

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September 18, 2021The Attica Massacre 50 Years Later: America’ Human Rights Crisis09-18-21 Attica Continues”



September 11, 2021  :::  LIVE OPEN MIC

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September 4, 2021  ::: LIVE

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August 28, 2021 ::: REBRODCAST ::: May 2, 2021 Episode

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August 21, 2021 ::: REBRODCAST :::  July 5, 2014 Episode

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August 14, 2021  ::: REBROADCAST :: October 31, 2015 Episode

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August 7, 2021 

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July 31, 2021

07-31-21 Ford


July 24, 2021  ::: REBROADCAST of 7.24.21 episode Resistance and Rebellion Rebroadcast

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July 10, 2021  :: LIVE

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July 3, 2021  PODCAST

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June 19, 2021 PODCAST

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“Juneteenth: The Emancipation of the U.S. Slaves”


We provide a history of the event and the celebration of Juneteenth as we celebrate its first year as a national holiday.

Juneteenth is specifically a celebration of Black emancipation. Race-based chattel slavery intentionally ensnared people of African descent and labeled them as property. Juneteenth was made possible because of the courage and resilience of Black people who persistently fought for their liberation.  American Black freedom struggle is the central place in Juneteenth celebrations.

We return and continue the OCG DISCUSSION SERIES, “REPARATIONS: The Debt That Is Owed”, Saturday, June 26, 2021.


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June 12, 2021

Dr. Rutledge Dennis

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June 5, 2021

Dr. Willima “Sandy” Darity and A. Kirsten Mullen

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June ,2021

“Reparations: The Debt That Is Owed”  Series

Each Saturday, June 5 through 26, 2021

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Episode # 1: “The Debt That Is Owed: Reparations & the Descendants of US Chattel Slavery”

 Guest: Dr. William “Sandy” Darity

Wishing you a great holiday weekend.

We will return on June 5, 2021, as we begin our series “Reparations: The Debt That Is Owed”

Our Guest in this first episode is Dr. William “Sandy” Darity.

Episode #`: “The Debt That Is Owed: Reparations & the Descendants of US Chattel Slavery”

I am excited to host a discussion with “SandyDarity” once again to explore his views found in his book, with Kirsten Mullen, “From Here to Equality.” It makes the case for reparations to Black Americans, the descendants of the US system of chattel slavery. This fascinating work confronts economic injustices and continuing wealth disparity for American descendants of the US System of chattel slavery; and, the injustices created in the aftermath. “Sandy” has been an OUR COMMON GROUND Voice since 2009. We invite you to join us.


May 22, 2021 :: “Black in America’s “Weimar” Moment”

In Conversation with Pascal Robert, The Thought Merchant

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May 15, 2021

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April 24, 2021

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4-10-21 Chauvin Trial


April 3, 10  & 17, 2021  NO LIVE BROADCAST

We will return LIVE on April 10, 2021.


March 27, 2021

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March 20, 2021

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March 13, 2021

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March 6, 2021

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LOCAL SPECIAL            February 19, 2021

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February 11, 2021  ◊ OCG Black History Month Special

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February, 2021: Four Week Lecture Series

February 4, 11, 18, 25, 2021

OCG Black History Month Special


 “A History of Black Political Movements in America”


Four-Week Lecture Series

Presenter, Dr. James L. Taylor, Ph.D.

Each Session: Thursdays 8- 10 pm EST :::

February 4, 11, 18, 25, 2021

#Black History Matters


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“Transforming Truth to Power, One Broadcast At a Time”

2020 Season Archives 


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Thanks to all those who support this broadcast, especially OUR COMMON GROUND Voices.

We have hosted discussion with many of the most important voices in Black America. Enjoy these LIVE broadcasts as podcasts. We have very much appreciated the many hours of in-depth discussion with the outstanding Black truth thinkers of our time.