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 ...
- Arts & Culture
- Criminal Justice
- Gender & Sexuality
- Global Affairs
- National Security
- Schools & Youth
by Jamilah King on November 17 2010, 12:43PM
Angry residents call U.N. presence an “occupation.”
Topics: Global Affairs
by Jamilah King on November 16 2010, 4:05PM
But for Jimmie Lee Jackson’s family, the case is a far cry from justice.
Topics: Criminal Justice
by Jamilah King on November 16 2010, 10:53AM
While legislative wrangling continues on Capitol Hill, the public’s speaking up.
by Jamilah King on November 15 2010, 2:29PM
New details have emerged about the man at the center of the Web’s latest controversy.
by Jamilah King on November 11 2010, 1:13PM
The state that’s leading the nation in regressive policy needs a basic reminder in civility.
by Jamilah King on November 10 2010, 12:33PM
Dave Zirin reviews a new documentary about the first openly gay player in major pro sports.
Topics: Gender & Sexuality
by Jamilah King on November 10 2010, 10:00AM
Ntozake Shange’s enduring legacy proves that there’s still much more left to say about the lives of black women.
by Jamilah King on November 9 2010, 9:37AM
We rounded up what the Web has to say about Tyler Perry’s most talked about film to date.
by Jamilah King on November 8 2010, 12:48PM
The debate over racial purity rears its ugly head once again.