Judas and the Black Messiah
Subject Source: Local sourcesScope Note: Biographical movie about Chairman Fred Hampton
Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract This episode covers the police shootings of Tamir Rice and Jacob Blake, and contains criticism of the U.S. government’s response, or lack thereof, to violent white supremacists, especially in contrast to the reaction to demonstrations led by Black communities. The episode also covers the shortcomings of electoral strategies, and the connections between the legacy of slavery in the U.S. to the modern way the state runs prisons, their police forces, and imperialist endeavors overseas. Four...
Abstract 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...
Abstract This episode contains discussion of institutional memory within the American context, the attempted siege of the Capitol on January 6, 2021, Black Panther Party history, the impacts of imprisonment on the individual, and the inspiration behind a new song from Don P. Ramsey Orta calls in to discuss his experience with the state and the police after filming the murder of Eric Gardner by New York City police officer Daniel Pantaleo. Chairman Fred and the Lady of Rage also discuss the film Judas...
Abstract This episode was recorded during screening of Judas and the Black Messiah. Chairman Fred and The Lady of Rage discuss the One Prisoner Once Contact program, prisoner uprisings in St. Louis and Kansas, and the importance of accountability to movement building. Two listeners call in to report on conditions related to Covid-19 in prisons, the relationship between capitalism and the pandemic, and Chairman Fred’s influence on the film Judas and the Black Messiah. The episode ends with a speech...
Abstract This is the first episode recorded after the release of Judas and the Black Messiah, a movie about William O’Neal and his infiltration of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party in order to aid in the assassination fo Chairman Fred Hampton Sr. Chairman Fred and the Lady of Rage take calls from several listeners who speak about the birthday of Huey P. Newton, the murder of Tyrone West, the Texas power outages, how to establish a chapter of the Black Panther Cubs, and purging...
Abstract This episode focuses on the importance of political education and the understanding of revolutionary and People’s history in organizing efforts in the Black community. Chairman Fred Hampton Jr. and the Lady of Rage discuss the educational foundation of the Black Panther Party Cubs and the Prisoners of Conscience Committee (POCC), the Rainbow Coalition, and the fallacy of Black on Black Crime. The hosts speak to Brother Fleetwood, author of Hip Hop Tried 2 Kill Me, as well as the family...