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
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
Check out Jamilah's media appearances here.
Jamilah tweets at @jamilahking.