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August 26th 2013:Black Panther Baby: Jamal Joseph’s Story

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?

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Jamal Joseph

Professor Joseph credits his time in the Black Panther Party and nine years in State and Federal Prisons as the fire that forged his creative sword. He is a full professor, former Chair Columbia University’s Graduate Film Division, with films featured on FOX, A & E, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, PBS and Starz. He authored “Tupac:Legacy” and his own memoir “Panther Baby”. Professor Joseph was named a top twelve African American New York Educators, honored by the N.A.A.C.P., One Hundred Black Women and National Black Theater. Other awards include Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame, Union Square Award, and an Oscar nomination for co-writing the song “Raise it Up” for the film “August Rush”. He ha
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