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 October 15 2014, 11:06AM
Several authors of color were named among this year’s finalists.
by Jamilah King on October 10 2014, 11:00AM
The Sundance award-winner describes his approach to filmmaking and his new, experimental work.
Topics: Arts & Culture
by Jamilah King on October 10 2014, 10:35AM
Houston Texans running back Arian Foster decided to make a statement.
by Jamilah King on October 9 2014, 11:51AM
It was the latest public discussion in bell hooks’ scholar-in-residence series at The New School.
by Jamilah King on October 9 2014, 10:40AM
Scenes from yet another St. Louis police shooting of a young black man.
by Jamilah King on October 9 2014, 7:00AM
The longtime activist talks about why it’s crucial that black people not be lost in America’s organizing.
Topics: Facing Race 2014
by Jamilah King on October 8 2014, 12:04PM
The two had a wide-ranging conversation about feminism, pop culture and “Orange is the New Black.”
by Jamilah King on October 7 2014, 3:24PM
Johana Bhuylan reports at BuzzFeed.
by Jamilah King on October 7 2014, 10:54AM
Yeah, it’s ugly.
by Jamilah King on October 7 2014, 10:39AM
The late-night host just keeps winning.
by Jamilah King on October 6 2014, 1:49PM
Parker is the eighth transgender woman of color to be killed since the begining of June.
by Jamilah King on October 6 2014, 11:00AM
It’s not the first time the rapper has used the internet in an unconventional way.
by Jamilah King on October 6 2014, 10:00AM
It’s been 58 days since Mike Brown was killed and many local residents are still demanding that criminal charges be brought against Officer Darren Wilson.
by Jamilah King on October 3 2014, 12:21PM
Flying Lotus’ new album “You’re Dead” hits stores on October 7.
by Jamilah King on October 3 2014, 10:02AM
And so are more conversations about brownface in Hollywood.