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 April 15 2014, 5:14PM
Seshadri said in an interview in 2004 that he began writing poetry at 16.
by Jamilah King on April 15 2014, 11:31AM
Has ‘happiness’ now become a global movement?
by Jamilah King on April 15 2014, 10:56AM
But we have more control over America’s fair housing crisis than we think.
by Jamilah King on April 15 2014, 10:26AM
He leaves behind a pioneering legacy in Afro-Asian culture.
by Jamilah King on April 14 2014, 4:12PM
And yes, that’s b-girl Terra!
by Jamilah King on April 14 2014, 2:48PM
Mission High School offers up some good news.
by Jamilah King on April 14 2014, 2:34PM
African-Americans’ buying power tops $1 billion, but the film industry doesn’t reflect that reality.
by Jamilah King on April 14 2014, 11:19AM
SNL is once again in the hot seat for its impersonation of an Indian-American celebrity.
by Jamilah King on April 14 2014, 10:54AM
The valley is one of the highest grossing agricultural regions in the country, but it’s also one of the poorest.
by Jamilah King on April 14 2014, 10:35AM
by Jamilah King on April 14 2014, 7:00AM
Once confined to the Ivory Tower or the nearest bookstore, their work is now just a click away.
Topics: Arts & Culture
by Jamilah King on April 11 2014, 1:32PM
In Los Angeles this weekend? Check this out.
by Jamilah King on April 11 2014, 1:00PM
She once described Islam as a religion that’s “not interested in peace.”
by Jamilah King on April 11 2014, 12:09PM
The Broadway play has been revived by Kenny Leon.