Black Panther Baby: Jamal Joseph’s Story
August 26, 2013
Hosted by Sharon E. Davis
He was young, gifted, and Black. What would cause Jamal Joseph to go from a youth in the NAACP straight to becoming a Black Panther in New York City? We hear the term ‘radicalized’ used today to mean some bad person ‘got to’ a young man, told him a lie, and set him on a path to murder and destroy. What was Jamal Joseph told as the youngest Black Panther of the 21 to be incarcerated? He went to Leavenworth Federal Prison for over 8 years. Does he still believe in the ideals of Black Panthers? What was their 10 Point Program? Did Panthers believe in love of community or hatred of White people? What were the Black Panthers doing? Did government, racism, or classism end their mission? What are we missing about arguably one of the most influential and important organizations to emerge in US Civil Rights? We can go directly to the source. Now Professor Jamal Joseph, Cornell University, award winning film maker, author, Oscar nominee, and former Black Panther sets the record straight.
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Sharon E. Davis
Sharon is a founding member of the Institute for Healing of Racism in 1987. She has conducted International Dialogue Racism sessions in Mmabato, South Africa, and facilitated a Public Seminar on Cultural and Tribal Unity in Gabaronne, Botswana, and conflict resolution in China. She was interviewed by McNeil/Lehrer Newshour for the “Healing Racism in America” segment.
Sharon served as an International Institute and U.S Immigration Services speaker and MC at Swearing-in Ceremonies for new Americans, a regular TV panelist on “Interfaith Odyssey”, and Advisor and former Executive Director at the National Resource Center for Racial Healing which included being a Project Advisor – Diversity for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory Saturn Titan Mission.
Whether Sharon is speaking to a boardroom full of executives or a group of seminar participants in South Africa, she applies her professional experiences and formal training to implement cultural change. Sharon has received numerous awards for her work in helping people unite including Spiritual Midwife of the Millennium Award for Cultural Diversity, one of six “Most Influential Black Women Entrepreneurs in Metro Detroit”, “Diversity Champion’s Honor Role” Birmingham Bloomfield Multiracial Community Council, the Houston, Texas Peace Award for Inter-group Understanding, and the TWIN award as one of 29 Outstanding Professional Women in Business and Industry. She has been quoted in several media publications.