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 December 5 2013, 10:53AM
Among the 118 feature-length films that will be shown at this year’s festival are two that we’re especially excited about.
by Jamilah King on December 4 2013, 10:49AM
As the beauty editor at an internationally recognized fashion magazine, shouldn’t she know better?
by Jamilah King on December 4 2013, 10:40AM
Shani O. Hilton points out that we’ve been here before.
by Jamilah King on December 4 2013, 10:18AM
Need a little something to get you into the holiday spirit? Look no further.
by Jamilah King on December 3 2013, 1:15PM
Just jokes, people.
by Jamilah King on December 3 2013, 1:02PM
Here’s a fun test.
by Jamilah King on December 3 2013, 12:43PM
But black pain is always funny in America.
by Jamilah King on December 3 2013, 12:01PM
At its core, it’s a love story, but it needs your help to cross the finish line.
by Jamilah King on December 3 2013, 11:42AM
The actor has had a breakout year. And he looks good.
by Jamilah King on December 3 2013, 7:00AM
Brontez Purnell is a black gay punk rocker on a mission. And he wants you to listen.
Topics: Arts & Culture
by Jamilah King on December 2 2013, 3:15PM
Racism didn’t end on Sunday. But a lot of folks were talking about race. Here’s why.
by Jamilah King on November 27 2013, 11:52AM
The birthplace of the Civil Rights movement has another battle on its hands.
by Jamilah King on November 27 2013, 11:11AM
Here’s some rare color footage of Hendrix performing his hit song “Hey Joe” back in 1967.
by Jamilah King on November 27 2013, 10:59AM
The Breakfast Club took him to task.
by Jamilah King on November 26 2013, 2:54PM
Willie Brown thinks that the city’s techies are creating class warfare. He has a point.
by Jamilah King on November 26 2013, 2:53PM
The openly gay baller took a minute to do a segment for AOL’s ‘My Ink.’
by Jamilah King on November 26 2013, 11:29AM
James Franco and Seth Rogen’s parody of Kanye West’s “Bound 2” video is universally funny. But it’s hard not to take pause.
by Jamilah King on November 26 2013, 10:45AM
It’s an adorable first look at the new album “Sugar In My Pocket,” which drops on December 10.
by Jamilah King on November 26 2013, 10:35AM
Because Dan Snyder just won’t stop.