Feb. 23, 2021

Judas & The Black Messiah: There's A Good Case To Be Made For This Judas...Hear Us Out

Judas & The Black Messiah: There's A Good Case To Be Made For This Judas...Hear Us Out

On this episode of Kickin' & Streamin' Podcast Graham & Jocelyn discuss the movie Judas & The Black Messiah starring Daniel Kaluuya, Lakeith Stanfield, Dominique Fishback and a cast of supporting actors under the direction of Shaka King. Graham begins by explaining why the film isn't necessarily a biopic of Fred Hampton's life, but rather the circumstances leading to his assassination. Jocelyn provided a synopsis of the film and began to discuss the movie with Graham. Graham pointed out the parallels between Judas Iscariot who betrayed Jesus as a disillusioned disciple who expected Jesus to be political revolutionary as opposed to the pacifist "fisher of men" he claimed to be; whereas William O'Neal, the character referred to as Judas in this movie, is a criminal cornered and coerced by the FBI to infiltrate the Black Panther Party in exchange for dismissal of his criminal charges. Jocelyn referred to and recommended an article by the The Smithsonian Magazine where a detailed account of the real life story of Fred Hampton and William O'Neal is chronicled. This and all of our podcast episodes will be available to watch on our YouTube channel on Fridays at noon. please don't forget to subscribe for future episodes. If you like this episode, please rate us on your podcast player, and subscribe for future episodes. Follow us on social media on Faceboook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. You can also support the show by becoming a Patron on our Patreon page where you'll become eligible for our exclusive patrons-only contents. Finally, we'd like you to visit our merchandise store on Teespring where you can purchase our beautiful and stylish t-shirts, pullover, and mug.