In this episode of Ben F. Locke's Ask a Black Guy, he responds to Kanye's remarks during his "campaign rally" for his "Presidential run" on July 19, 2020. His statements on abortion and gun violence immediately caused controversy, but the most widely-shared statement was that "Harriett Tubman never actually freed the slaves."
What if white people agreed to be slaves for 400 years? After a newly enacted Peace Treaty and America's recent race war, Regina and Tamir have risen to power. Even asks us what "equality" really means, and explores the effects of slavery on Black people through the lens of white bodies.
When Brayden's childhood friend reaches out to confess his love, he's forced to confront whether he can keep his Pro-Black image intact from within an interracial relationship. With Ben F. Locke, Time, Alex Levy, Tyler DeLoatch, and Aja Singletary. Originally streamed live in February 2021 as part of Random Acts' 2 Pilots, 2 Plays 2 series of Ben F. Locke's work.
Aja Singletary (stage directions & other roles) and viewers Aziza Macklin & Karissa Murrell Myers share their thoughts on 2 Pilots, 2 Plays and Ben F. Locke's work.
2 Pilots, 2 Plays was a digital festival of new works written by Ben F. Locke, taking place each Friday in February 2021. "It's time we tell our stories - not just of trauma, but joy, adventure, and the extraordinary." - Ben F. Locke.
Channel 13 stars Aaron Holland and Shannon Leigh Webber sit down to read some of your comments! Whether good, bad, or...spam - it's all on the table. Stream the entire series now at YouTube.com/RandomActs.
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