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 September 11 2013, 11:36AM
But it needs your help to get off the ground.
by Jamilah King on September 11 2013, 11:14AM
A federal judge ruled earlier this week that the store violated federal anti-discrimination employment guidelines when it fired an employee who refused to remove her hijab.
by Jamilah King on September 11 2013, 10:49AM
Chris Romero and AV concepts bringing hip-hop’s fallen heroes back to life, one massive concert at a time.
by Jamilah King on September 10 2013, 3:29PM
For fans in Toronto, where the film is screening at the city’s annual film festival, the violence was too much to take.
by Jamilah King on September 10 2013, 1:53PM
There’s still a digital divide between people who can create content and those who can only consume it.
by Jamilah King on September 10 2013, 11:56AM
Don’t like that he has a gay son? That’s on you.
by Jamilah King on September 10 2013, 11:45AM
The two comedians opened up to The Root.
by Jamilah King on September 10 2013, 11:32AM
Let’s all just work on being a little bit more sensitive.
by Jamilah King on September 10 2013, 11:25AM
The singer turned David Letterman’s desk into a stage and performed her new song “Dance Apocalyptic.”
by Jamilah King on September 10 2013, 7:00AM
On the occasion of the release of her sophomore album, it’s worth taking a look at the power of this Kansas City black girl’s brand.
Topics: Arts & Culture
by Jamilah King on September 9 2013, 1:33PM
The gender queer fashion line made a splash at this year’s biggest fashion event.
by Jamilah King on September 9 2013, 12:39PM
A severed head has been making an appearance at Eagles-Redskins games for years.
by Jamilah King on September 9 2013, 9:54AM
The author talks about her new book.
by Jamilah King on September 6 2013, 12:56PM
It’s time to go back to school, and for too many students, that’s not a good thing.
by Jamilah King on September 6 2013, 11:58AM
But they often had varying ideas of how immigration was changing the country’s landscape.
by Jamilah King on September 5 2013, 1:50PM
Get ready for the new album. It’s out next week.
by Jamilah King on September 5 2013, 1:20PM
It’s been more than ten years since this crime drama made its international debut and became a smashing success.
by Jamilah King on September 5 2013, 12:18PM
Sho Sho Esquiro, Lyn Kay Peters, and Linda Lavallee get their moment to shine.