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 9 2014, 1:20PM
Listen to the second installment of Amerigo Gazaway’s Yasiin Gaye series.
by Jamilah King on June 9 2014, 11:40AM
Jay, 14, was outed by Atlanta-area bloggers.
by Jamilah King on June 9 2014, 10:59AM
And a new campaign is out to bring attention to conditions in women’s prisons.
by Jamilah King on June 9 2014, 10:41AM
It’s the performer’s sixth Tony Award.
by Jamilah King on June 6 2014, 3:49PM
A new film tries to uncover answers.
by Jamilah King on June 6 2014, 1:43PM
Indian Country makes its case.
by Jamilah King on June 6 2014, 12:16PM
The academic cheating scandal at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill continues to unfurl.
by Jamilah King on June 6 2014, 11:39AM
The revival of Lorraine Hansberry’s signature play has been nominated for five Tony Awards.
by Jamilah King on June 5 2014, 12:13PM
How does radical change start in society? With artists.
by Jamilah King on June 5 2014, 11:09AM
But the film has a pretty iffy storyline.
by Jamilah King on June 5 2014, 10:43AM
What happens when women give birth behind bars?
by Jamilah King on June 4 2014, 11:52AM
But Twitter is still decidedly #NOThappy.
by Jamilah King on June 4 2014, 11:20AM
The film hits theaters June 13.
by Jamilah King on June 4 2014, 11:06AM
The author joined a panel at the Schomberg Center to make his case for reparations.
by Jamilah King on June 4 2014, 10:45AM
Scot Nakagawa doubles down on why the model minority myth is so destructive.
by Jamilah King on June 4 2014, 7:00AM
Beyond the glitz and glamor of the show’s second season are real-life issues that impact thousands of incarcerated women in the United States.
Topics: Arts & Culture