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 July 16 2013, 2:05PM
An absolute mess.
by Jamilah King on July 16 2013, 1:46PM
They’re the invisible victims.
by Jamilah King on July 16 2013, 11:32AM
The legendary singer is taking a stand.
by Jamilah King on July 16 2013, 10:31AM
Here’s rare interview footage from 1998 that was re-broadcast on Democracy Now last spring.
by Jamilah King on July 16 2013, 10:16AM
Because we need something to smile about.
by Jamilah King on July 16 2013, 10:00AM
Before Trayvon Martin was a martyr, he was a friend.
by Jamilah King on July 15 2013, 3:33PM
Because not everyone faces the same danger.
by Jamilah King on July 15 2013, 1:16PM
In case this weekend’s George Zimmerman acquittal didn’t do enough to to illustrate how dangerous it is to be a black man in America, this also happened in Hayward, California — from The Nation: Disturbing news emerged early Sunday that…
by Jamilah King on July 15 2013, 1:03PM
Carelessness is expensive.
by Jamilah King on July 15 2013, 11:46AM
The next generation is speaking up.
by Jamilah King on July 15 2013, 11:02AM
Thousands took to the streets to protest George Zimmerman’s acquittal.
by Jamilah King on July 12 2013, 1:21PM
by Jamilah King on July 12 2013, 1:20PM
The announcement caps off a stellar week for the acclaimed filmmaker.
by Jamilah King on July 12 2013, 11:53AM
Some of us just aren’t rhythmically inclined. But that didn’t stop Karen Cheng, who learned how to dance in 365 days and captured it all on video. (H/T Angry Asian Man)…
by Jamilah King on July 12 2013, 11:38AM
He’s more than just a controversy.
by Jamilah King on July 10 2013, 12:50PM
But we’re not sure if that’s a good or bad thing.
by Jamilah King on July 10 2013, 11:50AM
There’s nothing to be ashamed of.
by Jamilah King on July 10 2013, 11:11AM
But there’s reason to worry about this biopic.