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Dr. Peniel Joseph & Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons On Chauvin Trial Verdict

Sojourner Truth Radio

Today on Sojourner Truth:The Chauvin verdict, but now, a new police killing. This time, of a 16-year-old Black girl. A new film makes the connections.On Tuesday, April 21, Derek Chauvin, the white Minneapolis Police officer who knelt on George Floyd's neck for more than 9 minutes last year and killed him, was found guilty of all three charges against him. Chauvin was convicted of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. The white police officer who murdered Floyd now faces serious jail time. He could face up to 40 years in prison for the second-degree murder charge, up to 25 years for third-degree murder charge, and up to 10 years for the manslaughter charge.Meanwhile, on Tuesday, April 20, 16-year-old Ma'Khia Bryant was shot and killed by a Columbus, Ohio police officer. Officers were called just after 4:30 p.m. for what they describe as a disturbance. She was transported to a nearby hospital, where she was pronounced dead shortly after. In the case of Daunte Wright, the 20-year-old Black father who was shot and killed in Minnesota on April 11, protests in the Twin Cities area continue to demand justice.Our guests are Kieran Knutson, David Ayala, Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons and Dr. Peniel Joseph.


21 Apr 2021

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MLK at Riverside (1967) w/ Peniel Joseph

This Day in Esoteric Political History

It’s April 4th. This day in 1967, Martin Luther King, Jr delivers his “Beyond Vietnam” speech at Riverside Church in New York City. Jody, Niki, and Kellie are joined by Peniel Joseph of UT-Austin to discuss the speech, King’s anti-war stance, and the reaction to his remarks at the time. Peniel’s latest book is “The Sword and the Shield.” Find a transcript of this episode at: https://tinyurl.com/esoterichistory This Day In Esoteric Political History is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. If you want to support the show directly, you can do so on our website: ThisDayPod.com Get in touch if you have any ideas for future topics, or just want to say hello. Our website is thisdaypod.com Follow us on social @thisdaypod


4 Apr 2021

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Background Briefing with Ian Masters

Trump Owns the GOP But Now Wants to Turn it Into his Personal Piggy Bank | States Turn Back the Clock to Stop Blacks and Progressive Whites From Voting | How Biden Might Sell the Stimulus in Thursday's Address to the Nationbackgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia


10 Mar 2021

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Dr. Peniel Joseph talks Malcolm X and MLK Abroad

Black with Blue Passports

Big Javi and Dr. D Walker welcome renowned scholar Dr. Peneil Joseph to Black with Blue Passports to explore how internationalism has influenced Black political thought in the U.S.  As author of the award-winning book, The Sword and the Shield: The Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. ,  Dr. Joseph highlights how the international exploits of Malcolm X and MLK Jr.  influenced and transformed their political ideologies and approaches towards racial justice both on a national and international scale. As a Haitian-American, Dr. Joseph also highlights the importance yet under-appreciated role of the Haitian Revolution in the global pursuit of liberty and racial justice.Peniel Joseph holds a joint professorship appointment at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and the History Department in the College of Liberal Arts at The University of Texas at Austin. He is also the founding director of the LBJ School's Center for the Study of Race and Democracy (CSRD). His career focus has been on "Black Power Studies," which encompasses interdisciplinary fields such as Africana studies, law and society, women's and ethnic studies, and political science.


3 Mar 2021

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Peniel Joseph, Professor of History, University of Texas


University of Texas history professor Peniel Joseph talks about the activism and converging ideologies of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr., and the importance of their thinking on the fight for civil rights in America. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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22 Feb 2021

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Peniel Joseph -- The Sword and The Shield: The Struggle for Black Freedom in America

Awakin Call

When Dr. Peniel Joseph was growing up in New York City during the 1980s and 1990s, a child of a Haitian immigrant single mother, he learned about how the civil rights movement had transformed America, ended legalized segregation, secured black voting rights and moved the nation closer to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s vision of a "beloved community." Yet his own lived experience involved fielding racial slurs at his mostly white high school in Queens, and in other ways absorbing the racial divisions that persisted in the social, political and cultural landscape of New York City in that day. This included an incident that shaped his early life, in which a black man was chased to death by a white mob in the Howard Beach section of Queens. The event left him, as he says, “deeply troubled, but also politically exhilarated by the realization that the narrative of civil rights in America in history books differed greatly” from his own experience. That exhilaration wound up fueling a life’s passion.Spike Lee's film, Do The Right Thing, premiered the summer before Dr. Joseph turned 17, and quickly became his own personal touchstone. “The movie's coda, which drew quotes from Malcolm X preaching black dignity and Martin Luther King Jr. promoting black citizenship, remained stamped in my soul and is reflected in my work as a scholar to this day,” Joseph says.To most Americans, Malcolm X and Dr. King represent contrasting ideals: self-defense vs. nonviolence, black power vs. civil rights, the sword vs. the shield. The struggle for black freedom is wrought with the same contrasts. In his latest book, Joseph returns to the coda of the movie of his youth, upending longstanding preconceptions to transform our understanding of the 20th century's most iconic African American leaders, and addressing the complex and nuanced relationship between power and love in perhaps the defining American social justice movement of our times.In The Sword and the Shield: The Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr., a dual biography of these two movement leaders, Joseph unpacks the false binaries through which they have been viewed to reveal their shared revolutionary path: in search of black dignity, citizenship, and human rights. Joseph contrasts Malcolm X’s belief in self-defense with Dr. King’s adherence to non-violence, and reveals the manner in which King – as an insider raised in black Christianity – articulated the dream of equal citizenship as black America’s chief defense attorney. He juxtaposes Malcolm X as an outsider who reimagined himself while in prison using tenets from black nationalism and Islam, and acted as the prosecuting attorney who unflinchingly accused white America of creating a cultural, political, and legal nightmare that deprived black citizens of their dignity. But Joseph rejects the view of Dr. King as a primarily conciliatory figure and Malcolm X as his “evil twin,” revealing how both were radical figures who increasingly came to share a political vision and who often furthered or clarified each other’s message. According to Joseph, both were black revolutionaries and “kindred spirits whose very presence helped them fulfill their respective roles.”A scholar-activist, teacher, and public voice on race issues, Joseph has spent much of his career bringing to life the people and the web of relationships and strategies that marked the civil rights era. “The lives of black women and men who literally bled for American democracy and citizenship proved to be an overwhelming experience for me, one that still touches me deeply to my core,” he has said.Joseph is the founder of the "Black Power Studies" subfield of American History and American Civil Rights History, which encompasses interdisciplinary fields such as Africana studies, law and society, women’s and ethnic studies, and political science. He holds a joint professorship appointment at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and the History Department in the College of Liberal Arts at The University of Texas at Austin.Joseph’s other award-winning books include Waiting 'Til the Midnight Hour: A Narrative History of Black Power in America, the first full-length historical study that provides a comprehensive examination of the social, political, cultural, and intellectual origins of the black power movement, and Dark Days, Bright Nights: From Black Power to Barack Obama. His book Stokely: A Life has been called the definitive biography of Stokely Carmichael, the man who popularized the phrase "black power." Included among Joseph's other book credits is the editing of The Black Power Movement: Rethinking the Civil Rights-Black Power Era and Neighborhood Rebels: Black Power at the Local Level.Join David Bonbright and Preeta Bansal in conversation with this gifted and insightful scholar who embodies power as well as love in both his being and his scholarly endeavors and writings.

16 Jan 2021

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Peniel Joseph and Caroline Heldman: What Happens If Biden Loses?

Keen On

On a special Sunday episode of Keen On, Andrew talks with Caroline Heldman and Peniel Joseph on what to expect on Tuesday.Peniel E. Joseph is the Barbara Jordan Chair in Ethics and Political Values at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and professor of history at the University of Texas at Austin. He has written several previous books on African American history, including Stokely: A Life. He lives in Austin, Texas.Caroline Heldman is Associate Professor of Politics at Occidental College. She is the coeditor of Rethinking Madame President. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


2 Nov 2020

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Peniel Joseph

How to Fix Democracy

Political power without capital? | Peniel Joseph, Professor of Public Affairs and Barbara Jordan Chair in Ethics and Political Values at the University of Texas at Austin, explains the critical views of capitalism that emerged in the American Civil Rights movement. Major figures in this movement, like Martin Luther King Jr, Malcolm X, and Stokely Carmichael, explored social democratic and socialist political ideas when trying to find a path to equal rights in America. Moving beyond these early critics of capitalism’s influence on democracy, Peniel Joseph and host Andrew Keen explore the legacy of these ideas on the Black Lives Matter movement in contemporary America due to persistent political and economic inequality.


1 Oct 2020

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The Sword and The Shield- A Conversation with Dr. Peniel Joseph

Entrepreneurial Appetite's Black Book Discussions

In this inaugural episode of Entrepreneurial Appetite's Black book discussions Dr. Peniel Joseph, author of The Sword and The Shield: The Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.  exclaims that for once we don’t have to settled for lesser of two evils, we can have the cake and eat it,  we can get the best of both, we can have the Radical Malcom and the Radical Martin, We can have both the Sword and The Shield. For more information about Dr. Peniel Joseph: https://lbj.utexas.edu/joseph-penielhttps://csrd.lbj.utexas.edu/@PenielJoseph


25 Sep 2020

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LE BREAKDOWN With Yasser Louati

Guest: Dr. Peniel Joseph, Author of «The Sword and The Shield », Professor of History at the University of Texas Austin, Founding Director Center for the Study of Race and Democracy. His past publications include: Waiting ’Til the Midnight Hour: A Narrative History of Black Power in America and Dark Days, Bright Nights: From Black Power to Barack Obama. Dr. Joseph’s most recent book, Stokely: A Life With the release of his new book titled “The Sword and The Shield” renowned scholar, pioneer of “black power” studies and professor of History at the University of Texas Austin, Dr Peniel Joseph takes on the challenge of exploring the bound lives of Malcolm X and Dr Martin Luther King Jr. SUBSCRIBE AND LISTEN TO LE BREAKDOWN on: iTunes, Spotify, Deezer, Google podcast, Stitcher, Radio Public, Breaker, Overcast, Pocket Casts, Podbean and all major podcasting platforms. “The more I read about Malcolm and Martin, the more I felt people got them wrong” Dr Peniel Joseph In his timely research work, Dr Peniel shatters the notion that the two giants of the civil rights era were either competing opposites, bitter rivals or rigid ideologues stuck with either advocating violence or advocating pacifism. As James Baldwin put it in his essay “Malcolm and Martin”: “Malcolm and Martin, beginning at what seemed to be very different points …by the time each met his death there was practically no difference between them. Before either had had time to think their new positions through, or, indeed, to do more than articulate them, they were murdered. Of the two, Malcolm moved swiftest (and was dead soonest), but the fates of both men were radically altered (I would say, frankly, sealed) the moment they attempted to release the black American struggle from the domestic context and relate it to the struggles of the poor and the non white all over the world.” The interview with Dr Joseph, whom had the late Manning Marable as his tutor and Robin DG Kelly (himself a student of the late Cedric J Robinson, author of “Black Marxism”) in his dissertation committee begins with the genesis of his book and further explains how both Malcolm X and Dr King’s legacies are too narrowly explained to the rest of the world. After presenting his book, Peniel Joseph gave his analysis of the ongoing protests following the racist execution of George Floyd and his take on liberals’ attempts to monetize the Black Lives Matter Movement in order to tone down its political demands. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lebreakdown/message


12 Jul 2020