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 August 16 2013, 11:06AM
They’re trying to protect their summer hit.
by Jamilah King on August 16 2013, 7:00AM
While Hollywood turns its gaze to the story of black service workers at the White House, we take a deeper look at just what that history entails.
by Jamilah King on August 15 2013, 10:50AM
Because that’s the kind of world we live in nowadays.
by Jamilah King on August 15 2013, 10:37AM
Tubman’s life has inspired countless works for art, including poems, comic books, and films.
by Jamilah King on August 15 2013, 9:12AM
This is what everyone’s gonna be talking about next week.
by Jamilah King on August 15 2013, 9:00AM
Because apparently slavery is funny now?
by Jamilah King on August 14 2013, 2:18PM
And so far, he’s liking the new gig.
by Jamilah King on August 14 2013, 9:59AM
And she explains why you shouldn’t, either.
by Jamilah King on August 14 2013, 9:49AM
The writer opened up about her success with “Orange is the New Black” on NPR.
by Jamilah King on August 14 2013, 9:19AM
Will you be watching?
by Jamilah King on August 14 2013, 9:12AM
Coach knows a thing or two about working with stars at the top of their game.
by Jamilah King on August 13 2013, 12:23PM
In light of Monday’s ruling by a federal court judge in New York City that Stop-and-Frisk unlawfully targets people on the basis of race, here’s a video from a local campaign.
by Jamilah King on August 13 2013, 7:00AM
Four artists of color featured at Washington, D.C.’s Smithsonian share their work—and their vision of what it means to be American.
Topics: Arts & Culture
by Jamilah King on August 12 2013, 11:51AM
Take a look at the new 2-disc album, which is due out on September 10.
by Jamilah King on August 12 2013, 11:23AM
A federal judge ruled on Monday that the New York City Police Department’s Stop-and-Frisk policy unlawfully targeted people on the basis of race.
by Jamilah King on August 12 2013, 10:50AM
M.I.A. tweeted a teaser video for the track “Come With Me” over a year ago.
by Jamilah King on August 12 2013, 9:24AM
It looks like John Legend isn’t the only pop star who’s interested in education reform.
by Jamilah King on August 12 2013, 7:00AM
A campaign led by the families of prisoners finally pushed the FCC’s hand toward regulating the prison phone industry.
Topics: Criminal Justice