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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by Jamilah King on May 6 2014, 11:44AM
Salon tracked down his class syllabus.
by Jamilah King on May 6 2014, 10:46AM
Tuesday’s talk is part of a series at the New School that wraps up on Wednesday, May 7.
by Jamilah King on May 5 2014, 2:27PM
This past weekend marked the third annual MCA day.
by Jamilah King on May 5 2014, 1:46PM
It just wasn’t funny.
by Jamilah King on May 5 2014, 12:43PM
But be careful: it’s rated NC-17, “for mild language against Beyonce.”
by Jamilah King on May 5 2014, 11:00AM
The stars of “12 Years a Slave” and “Modern Family” took over the red carpet.
by Jamilah King on May 5 2014, 10:00AM
The 25th annual awards ceremony took place over the weekend in New York City.
by Jamilah King on May 2 2014, 7:00AM
The team behind the “Question Bridge: Black Males” exhibit has a new way for you to engage in the conversation.
Topics: Arts & Culture
by Jamilah King on May 1 2014, 3:16PM
he guide offers illustrated definitions of terms that usually come up in the debate over immigration.
by Jamilah King on May 1 2014, 10:17AM
A new documentary examines his fight against pesticides.
by Jamilah King on May 1 2014, 10:00AM
The award-winning novelist tells it all in an essay for the New Yorker.
by Jamilah King on April 30 2014, 1:58PM
The former NBA star was at this week’s screening in Philly.
by Jamilah King on April 30 2014, 12:32PM
It’s the second part of his ongoing series of essays at New York Magazine.
by Jamilah King on April 30 2014, 12:18PM
What would you to for a million bucks?
by Jamilah King on April 30 2014, 11:42AM
Rare footage from an early black film.
by Jamilah King on April 29 2014, 2:24PM
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver threw the book at Sterling. But what now?
by Jamilah King on April 29 2014, 12:56PM
The activist flips the script on the media.
by Jamilah King on April 29 2014, 10:14AM
Lorraine Hansberry’s classic still resonates.