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 August 7 2014, 12:27PM
She joined scholar Arnold Rampersad and poet Elizabeth Alexander on American Public Media to talk about W.E.B. DuBois’ legacy.
by Jamilah King on August 6 2014, 10:45AM
White folks, he’s all yours.
by Jamilah King on August 6 2014, 10:28AM
It ain’t pretty.
by Jamilah King on August 6 2014, 10:18AM
Countless DJs and emcees have sampled sounds from across the globe thanks to the accessibility of online beats.
by Jamilah King on August 5 2014, 3:39PM
Just in time for the start of football season.
by Jamilah King on August 5 2014, 10:46AM
The Green Turtle is back.
by Jamilah King on August 5 2014, 10:05AM
She’s got jokes.
by Jamilah King on August 4 2014, 12:39PM
The series debuts on October 2.
by Jamilah King on August 4 2014, 10:11AM
“Our entire history has been given over to white writers,” says one black screenwriter.
by Jamilah King on August 1 2014, 12:12PM
Her new video proves that she just doesn’t care.
by Jamilah King on August 1 2014, 7:00AM
The new James Brown film is one of a handful that revisit the legacies of pioneering African-American musicians. But will their political legacies be sanitized in the process?
Topics: Arts & Culture
by Jamilah King on July 31 2014, 11:32AM
He’s going Hollywood.
by Jamilah King on July 31 2014, 11:26AM
It’s still strong.
by Jamilah King on July 31 2014, 11:04AM
Watch more at Vanity Fair.
by Jamilah King on July 30 2014, 2:12PM
Predictably, he kills it.