Your NPR news source

Jamal Joseph

SHARE Jamal Joseph

Jamal Joseph discusses his new book, Panther Baby: A Life of Rebellion & Reinvention, in which he recounts his introduction to the Black Panther Party, his progression from a naïve street kid to an outspoken member, and later about his years in prison. The author went on to receive an Oscar nomination and is now a professor at Columbia University’s School of the Arts Film Program.

Recorded Thursday, February 23, 2012 at the Harold Washington Library Center.

The Latest
A report says US police departments face a three-fold crisis: an erosion of community trust, a violent-crime surge, and dwindling police staffing. Host: Mary Dixon; Reporter: Chip Mitchell
David Brown was appointed superintendent of the Chicago Police Department less than three years ago.
The governor says he is visiting “liberal cities” who he says are too soft on crime.
The Bureau of Prisons is shutting down a unit at its newest penitentiary in Illinois, following an investigation by NPR and The Marshall Project that exposed it was rife with violence and abuse.