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
Check out Jamilah's media appearances here.
Jamilah tweets at @jamilahking.
- Race And ...
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- Gender & Sexuality
- Global Affairs
- National Security
- Schools & Youth
by Jamilah King on February 9 2011, 12:01PM
Let the unchecked and unnecessary hysteria continue.
by Jamilah King on February 9 2011, 10:57AM
Maria Sanchez has a banana-sized tumor in her back. But that didn’t stop a Texas hospital from giving her the boot because of her legal status.
by Jamilah King on February 8 2011, 12:50PM
The civil rights hero calls the project “a story of involvement.”
by Jamilah King on February 8 2011, 12:28PM
Even some stalwart GOP members seemed skeptical of challenging the Constitution.
Topics: 14th Amendment
by Jamilah King on February 8 2011, 11:12AM
Consumer advocates listen with skepticism and cautious hope to FCC plan for closing digital divide.
by Jamilah King on February 7 2011, 3:17PM
Activists claim victory in the city’s move to approve a third fewer beds in new facility.
Topics: Criminal Justice
by Jamilah King on February 4 2011, 6:30PM
Pittsburgh’s star receiver pushes discussions of race across borders.
Topics: Celebrate Love
by Jamilah King on February 4 2011, 12:47PM
“Are We There Yet?” producers did something radical by keeping it simple.
Topics: Gender & Sexuality
by Jamilah King on February 2 2011, 3:38PM
New video accuses the agency of covering up a child sex ring. Seriously?