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 January 31 2014, 9:01AM
Her new book hits stores next week.
by Jamilah King on January 30 2014, 2:17PM
by Jamilah King on January 30 2014, 2:07PM
Mourners want answers.
by Jamilah King on January 28 2014, 2:40PM
Too bad she won’t be at this year’s Olympic games.
by Jamilah King on January 28 2014, 10:51AM
Hubertus von Hohenlohe wants to make an impact on the slopes at the upcoming Sochi Olympics, even if he doesn’t win a medal.
by Jamilah King on January 27 2014, 9:27AM
Here’s one .gif that captures it all.
by Jamilah King on January 27 2014, 7:00AM
Or at least some damn recognition.
by Jamilah King on January 24 2014, 1:51PM
Take your vote.
by Jamilah King on January 24 2014, 11:22AM
Life is always better when you get to scream a little bit.
by Jamilah King on January 24 2014, 11:13AM
It’s shedding new light on how implicit bias functions in even seemingly innocuous institutions.
by Jamilah King on January 23 2014, 5:42PM
The Seattle-based rapper is a Grammy favorite, but what he means to hip-hop is another question.
by Jamilah King on January 23 2014, 2:50PM
If you’re not already rooting for him, this might do the trick.
by Jamilah King on January 23 2014, 2:00PM
So she decides to do something about it.
by Jamilah King on January 23 2014, 12:35PM
DuVernay took over directing duties from Lee Daniels, who faced numerous challenges in financing the project.
by Jamilah King on January 23 2014, 10:23AM
We’re a little worried.
by Jamilah King on January 21 2014, 10:55AM
Michelle Obama teamed up with LeBron James for the ultimate video bomb.
by Jamilah King on January 21 2014, 9:49AM
Sherman is now the hottest name in sports, and all the attention has very little to do with how he performed on the field.