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 18 2013, 10:37AM
Apparently, poverty is fun. Who knew?
by Jamilah King on September 18 2013, 10:31AM
Their convictions were thrown out after what a U.S. judge called “grotesque prosecutorial misconduct.”
by Jamilah King on September 18 2013, 9:48AM
Her nine-year-old sister is a b-girl prodigy, too.
by Jamilah King on September 18 2013, 9:40AM
Somehow he manages to just keep getting better.
by Jamilah King on September 17 2013, 2:43PM
The 21-year-old transgender woman was viciously beaten in Harlem.
by Jamilah King on September 17 2013, 12:47PM
A Mexico City-based photographer celebrates men who consider themselves women and are celebrated as symbols of good luck.
by Jamilah King on September 17 2013, 11:47AM
by Jamilah King on September 17 2013, 11:16AM
There’s a new queen of daytime television. And it’s her second go at the crown.
by Jamilah King on September 16 2013, 4:36PM
There’s a new film in the works about Africa’s most influential musical icon.
by Jamilah King on September 16 2013, 2:33PM
A transgender woman from the South Side of Chicago, this new singer is someone to watch.
by Jamilah King on September 16 2013, 1:44PM
Looks like the cooking queen is making a comeback.
by Jamilah King on September 16 2013, 12:54PM
The NFL player is talented and productive. But he’s also unemployed. Deadspin wonders why.
by Jamilah King on September 16 2013, 11:29AM
Fighting words on Twitter.
by Jamilah King on September 16 2013, 11:10AM
Something new to look forward to in the show’s third season.
by Jamilah King on September 16 2013, 7:00AM
In her new memoir, “Men We Reaped,” the award-wining writer examines five lives that ended too soon
Topics: Arts & Culture
by Jamilah King on September 13 2013, 12:28PM
A federal lawsuit from Verizon could overturn the FCC’s hard fought open Internet regulations.
by Jamilah King on September 13 2013, 11:48AM
Finally, we get perspectives from transgender women and not just the society that shuns those who date them.
by Jamilah King on September 13 2013, 11:25AM
It’s still dangerous to be black in Florida.