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Podcast Episode 2
12:01pm

Better Not Bitter

with Yusef Salaam
Hosted by CBC’s Adrian Harewood

Better Not Bitter

with Yusef Salaam
Hosted by CBC’s Adrian Harewood
20
Friday
Aug
12:01pm
Yusef Salaam

CBC’s Adrian Harewood hosts prison reform activist Yusef Salaam, of the Exonerated Five, for a conversation on his acclaimed memoir, Better, Not Bitter: Living on Purpose in the Pursuit of Racial Justice.

 

Better Not Bitter is the first time that one of the now Exonerated Five is telling his individual story, in his own words. Yusef writes his narrative: growing up Black in central Harlem in the '80s, being raised by a strong, fierce mother and grandmother, his years of incarceration, his reentry, and exoneration. Yusef connects these stories to lessons and principles he learned that gave him the power to survive through the worst of life's experiences. He inspires readers to accept their own path, to understand their own sense of purpose. With his intimate personal insights, Yusef unpacks the systems built and designed for profit and the oppression of Black and Brown people. He inspires readers to channel their fury into action, and through the spiritual, to turn that anger and trauma into a constructive force that lives alongside accountability and mobilizes change.

 

Books are available from our friends at Perfect Books.

 

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