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Kendrick Sampson On ‘People’s Party With Talib Kweli’

Kendrick Sampson On 'People's Party With Talib Kweli'

In this episode of “People’s Party With Talib Kweli”, Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with actor and activist:

KENDRICK SAMPSON

Here’s what they got into with one of Hollywood’s most most active advocates for social justice:

  • How his experience attending Robey Theatre Company impacted him
  • Following Jesus while having reservations over being a Christian
  • Discussion about liberation theology
  • Activism being a spiritual journey for him and others in his circle
  • His character Caleb Hapstall on the series “How To Get Away With Murder”
  • Shonda Rhimes and her breaking down barriers
  • The endless diversities within the Black community
  • The excellence of Viola Davis and how she teaches everyone she works with
  • Kendrick’s character Brainstorm in “The Flash”
  • Protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline at Standing Rock
  • How he came to identifying himself as an abolitionist
  • Why “Law and Order” in itself is a racist term
  • Controlling the narrative of Black stories in Hollywood
  • ‘BLD PWR’ helping to dismantle systematic oppression in the industry
  • Kendrick’s open letter to allies demanding investment in antiracist content
  • Issa Rae and how her voice and show “Insecure” has impacted so many
  • The importance of mental health resources in marginalized communities
  • His own experience with police brutality during a peaceful protest
  • Kendrick’s take on the integrity of BLM co-founder Patrisse Cullors
  • The film “Miss Juneteenth” and Kendrick’s character Ronnie

“People’s Party With Talib Kweli” is also available to give a listen via Spotify | SoundCloud | Google Play | Apple | Luminary

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