Jamal Joseph

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For the association football player, see Jamil Joseph.
Jamal Joseph, 2012

Jamal Joseph (formerly Eddie Joseph[1]) is a U.S. writer, director, producer, poet, activist, and educator. One of the Panther 21,[1] while incarcerated for his active participation in the Black Panther Party Joseph earned two college degrees and wrote five plays and two volumes of poetry.[citation needed] He is a full professor and former chair of Columbia University’s Graduate Film Division and the artistic director of the New Heritage Theater in Harlem. He has been featured on HBO's Def Poetry Jam, BET's American Gangster and on Tupac Shakur's "The Rose That Grew From Concrete" Volumes 1 & 2.[citation needed] He is the author of the interactive biography on Tupac Shakur, Tupac Shakur Legacy.[2]

Joseph was nominated for a 2008 Academy Award in the Best Song category for his contributions to the song "Raise It Up", performed by IMPACT Repertory Theatre and Jamia Nash in the 2007 film August Rush.[3][4]

His memoir Panther Baby was published in February 2012 by Algonquin Books.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c Sneak Peek: Panther Baby by Jamal Joseph, Algonquin Books blog, 15 November 2011. Retrieved 13 February 2012.
  2. ^ Anne Burt, FACULTY Q&A: Jamal Joseph on His New Biography of Tupac Shakur, Columbia News, 8 September 2006, modified 14 November 2007. Retrieved 13 February 2012.
  3. ^ Daily News Staff, Harlem's IMPACT Repertory Theatre members will sing 'Raise It Up' from film 'August Rush' at Academy Awards ceremony, New York Daily News, 20 February 2008. Retrieved 13 February 2012.
  4. ^ "Additional reporting by Jessica Letkemann and Keith Caulfield," [1], Billboard, undated (1 February 2008). Retrieved 13 February 2012.

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