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Free 'Em All Radio with Chairman Fred Hampton Jr. and the Lady of Rage 2021-01-20, 2021-01-20



Chairman Fred and the Lady of Rage discuss the making of the film Judas and the Black Messiah, and how that project connects to saving the Hampton House, Chairman Fred Hampton Sr.’s childhood home. The hosts also cover the limits of electoral strategy in making political change, the impossible choice the Black community has between two evils, the prison industrial complex and C number prisoners in Illinois, the #MeToo movement, and international struggles against U.S. imperialism in places like Vietnam. Two listeners call in, the first seeks support for a brother who has been incarcerated for 20 years, and the second discusses police misconduct and framing Black people for crimes they did not commit, and Patrick Warren Sr. 's death at the hands of police in Killeen, TX.


  • 2021-01-20


Biographical / Historical

Chairman Fred Hampton Jr. is the son of Fred Hampton and Akua Njeri (formerly known as Deborah Johnson). Chairman Fred has been organizing for the liberation of the People for decades as the leader of the Black Panther Cubs and one of the main driving forces behind defending Fred Hampton’s childhood home, the Hampton House.

Biographical / Historical

Robin Yvette Allen, known by her stage name Lady of Rage, is a rapper and actress whose career spans decades. She has been co-hosting Free ‘Em All Radio since 2016.


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00:00:18 -- Intro music

00:04:45 -- New intro music

00:09:56 -- New intro music

00:13:13 -- New intro music

00:18:41 -- Host introductions and program agenda

00:23:55 -- Current political landscape and the distortion of history

00:25:15 -- Maintaining personal integrity and protecting the community

00:26:04 -- Reflections on the early stages of making Judas and the Black Messiah; security concerns at the Hampton House

00:27:41 -- War being waged on the people; dying for the people

00:29:25 -- Heightening contradictions through media like the movie on Chairman Fred

00:32:18 -- Releasing the movie on Chairman Fred; creating a dialogue; campaign to save the Hampton House

00:33:34 -- Recent presidential pardons and their political nature

00:36:15 -- Prisons, incarceration, and how they function in the U.S.; Black community having to choose between the lesser of two evils in elections

00:40:20 -- Denial by decision makers that there are political prisoners in the U.S. in discussing pardons

00:43:43 -- C number prisoners with indeterminate sentences

00:48:35 -- How politicians utilize tools like pardons for their own political benefit

00:49:49 -- Mental toll of acting in political movies and plays

00:50:34 -- Boxing in prison story from Chairman

00:53:55 -- Experience of being targeted by capitalism

00:57:47 -- Terry Crews #MeToo testimony

01:00:13 -- Disproportionate state prison sentences based on being from Chicago

01:00:47 -- Impact of gentrification/land grabs on experience of being from Chicago

01:02:00 -- Dehumanization/animalization of Black people by the white supremacist state

01:04:56 -- Huey Newton panel story

01:05:50 -- Attempts to protect property from the city of Chicago

01:07:33 -- Vietnamese struggle against U.S. imperialism

01:09:53 -- Drawing lines between the state and its agents and the interests of the people

01:11:38 -- Patrice Lumumba and his assassination; international resistence to U.S. imperialism

01:15:43 -- First caller; seeking resources for brother who has been incarcerated for 20 years to reopen case

01:27:10 -- Alphanumerical system of prisoner ID numbers in Illinois

01:28:52 -- Second caller; Gordon Grandberry; police framing Black people for crimes they did not commit

01:39:00 -- Further details on Mr. Grandberry’s case

01:48:58 -- Patrick Warren Sr. case in Killeen, Texas

01:55:23 -- Outro music

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