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 July 10 2014, 1:35PM
From the good folks with the upcoming film “Dear White People” comes this short PSA to anyone who’s ever tried to explain away their racism.
by Jamilah King on July 10 2014, 10:48AM
“Nailed it” seeks to uncover the fascinating but little known history of Vietnamese immigrants in America’s hazardous beauty industry.
by Jamilah King on July 9 2014, 12:12PM
You might already be familiar with his work as part of the comedy duo “Fear of a Brown Planet.”
by Jamilah King on July 9 2014, 11:39AM
Tanzina Vega is paving a new path at the country’s most influential newspaper.
by Jamilah King on July 9 2014, 11:20AM
Under secretive measures intended to target terrorists and foreign spies, the U.S. has been monitoring those committed to civil rights.
by Jamilah King on July 8 2014, 3:00PM
De’Juan Davis-Correia is majoring in engineering.
by Jamilah King on July 8 2014, 10:35AM
Check these dates for a performance near you.
by Jamilah King on July 8 2014, 10:17AM
by Jamilah King on July 7 2014, 1:42PM
Canadian comedian Superwoman and Humble know you’re frontin’.
by Jamilah King on July 7 2014, 10:58AM
Newcomer Crystal Clarke has joined the cast.
by Jamilah King on July 4 2014, 7:00AM
The Oakland punk band is out to change the perception of who can rock out.
Topics: Arts & Culture
by Jamilah King on July 3 2014, 11:47AM
Sahra Vang Nguyen takes a look at entrepreneurs of color.
by Jamilah King on July 2 2014, 5:58PM
“Gonna Miss U” sums up how the world of black music feels after the legend’s passing.
by Jamilah King on July 2 2014, 11:56AM
It wasn’t pretty.