Jamal Joseph

Jamal Joseph is a writer and activist in New York City. While incarcerated in his teens, Joseph earned two college degrees, wrote five plays, and produced two volumes of poetry. His most recent book is Panther Baby, a memoir about his years as a Black Panther.

  • I Was a Teenage Black Panther

    When Jamal Joseph was 16, he was was one of the "Panther 21" -- a group arrested for an alleged plot to blow up the New York Botanical Gardens and several department stores. Here, he recalls the events that drew him into the organization's fold.

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The Death of Film

You'll never hear the whirring sound of a projector again.

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How to Hunt With Poison Darts

A Borneo hunter explains one of his tribe's oldest customs: the art of the blowpipe

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A Delightful, Pixar-Inspired Cartoon

An action figure and his reluctant sidekick trek across a kitchen in search of treasure.

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I Am an Undocumented Immigrant

"I look like a typical young American."

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Why Did I Study Physics?

Using hand-drawn cartoons to explain an academic passion

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