Wed January 2, 2013
The Best of ST in 2012: "Panther Baby"
On this "best of" edition of our show, we're listening back to a discussion from earlier this year with the author and activist Jamal Joseph. Joseph's autobiography, "Panther Baby: A Life of Rebellion and Reinvention," is the focal point of our chat; it's an engrossing hybrid of coming-of-age candor, street-savvy wisdom, and recent socio-political history. The pivotal years of Joseph's life, clearly, were his years with the militant Black Panther movement, but this memoir also covers his early years in the Bronx and Harlem, his incarceration stints at Riker's Island and then Leavenworth, and his more recent work as a filmmaker, poet, community organizer, children's theater/arts director, and more. You can read a full description of this interview --- and hear a free, on-demand "stream" of same --- at this link.