New York, NY
Jamilah King is the news editor at Colorlines.com, coordinating story assignments as news breaks, as well as covering urban politics and youth culture. Before joining Colorlines she was associate editor at WireTap Magazine, an online political publication that was a project of The Nation Institute. Jamilah serves on peer review board of the Youth Media Reporter, previously worked as contributing editor with YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, and has covered the youth vote for Colorlines.com. Jamilah is a former McNair scholar and Kopkind Fellow. She graduated with degrees in English and Black Studies from Pitzer College and also studied gender and development at the University of the West Indies along with labor history at City University of New York. Born and raised in San Francisco, Jamilah grew up in a single parent, working class household. She has written about her family's personal experience with violence, and is dedicated to using art to articulate new visions for the future. Jamilah participated in the Movement Activist Apprenticeship Program (MAAP) where she organized passenger service workers in Oakland with the Center for Third World Organizing. She studied labor history at City University of New York and worked as an organizer with SEIU and low income workers in the Bronx. She has also volunteered in the HIV community, doing outreach with Bay Area Young Positives and the Jamaica Forum for Lesbians, Gays, and All-Sexuals in Kingston. Jamilah frequently appears on community radio and media conferences around the country, including National Conference on Media Reform and Allied Media Conference. Jamilah's writing has also appeared on New America Media, TheNation.com, San Francisco Bay Guardian, Alternet, and Racialicious. She's an avid basketball fan and a recovering music junkie.
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Jamilah tweets at @jamilahking.
by Jamilah King on June 3 2014, 11:44AM
Those headphones say a lot about race.
by Jamilah King on June 2 2014, 3:16PM
The film is slated for 2015.
by Jamilah King on June 2 2014, 1:06PM
The new film is being directed by J.J. Abrams and is scheduled to be released next year.
by Jamilah King on June 2 2014, 10:07AM
The pioneering Japanese-American activist passed away at 93 years old.
by Jamilah King on May 30 2014, 11:27AM
Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie’s most popular work is coming to the big screen.
by Jamilah King on May 29 2014, 11:38AM
It’s for everybody.
by Jamilah King on May 29 2014, 11:11AM
And that’s in less than 24 hours.
by Jamilah King on May 27 2014, 10:59AM
The project’s official release date hasn’t been set, but stay tuned.
by Jamilah King on May 23 2014, 2:13PM
The project is still in its development phase.
by Jamilah King on May 23 2014, 10:54AM
That’s $122.50 per stick.
by Jamilah King on May 22 2014, 12:41PM
The company claims to have reached out to multiple Latino authors who declined their invitation to sign on.
by Jamilah King on May 22 2014, 12:20PM
by Jamilah King on May 22 2014, 11:45AM
The rapper currently lives in South Africa.
by Jamilah King on May 21 2014, 11:41AM
The series will debut for World Pride.