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 February 14 2014, 4:18PM
Whether you love or loathe Valentine’s Day, this take on it from comedian Marie Faustin will make you chuckle.
by Jamilah King on February 14 2014, 11:38AM
And he’s got a big ally in Shakira.
by Jamilah King on February 14 2014, 11:25AM
“It is not a black problem,” the actor said.
by Jamilah King on February 14 2014, 10:24AM
Get your hard drive ready.
by Jamilah King on February 13 2014, 4:05PM
Yeah, our minds were blown, too.
by Jamilah King on February 13 2014, 3:56PM
Read Susie Cagel’s comic over at Medium.
by Jamilah King on February 13 2014, 10:57AM
The rapper stepped way over the line with this one.
by Jamilah King on February 13 2014, 10:44AM
Get excited because this is finally happening!
by Jamilah King on February 13 2014, 10:32AM
The deal is worth an estimated $45.2 billion.
by Jamilah King on February 12 2014, 3:46PM
The Grammy’s rap awards are more a matter of popularity than anything else.
by Jamilah King on February 12 2014, 3:28PM
Students on both campuses are speaking out.
by Jamilah King on February 12 2014, 3:08PM
The real-life story of Samantha Futerman and Anaïs Bordier is unbelievable.
by Jamilah King on February 12 2014, 11:53AM
Another showdown is brewing over ethnic studies.
by Jamilah King on February 11 2014, 4:44PM
And she’s got the video evidence to prove it.
by Jamilah King on February 11 2014, 11:30AM
He talked about coming out, accessorizing, and obsessing over Lupita Nyong’o’s fashion tastes.
by Jamilah King on February 11 2014, 11:28AM
Forget a playlist. History is what you need to feel inspired at the gym.
by Jamilah King on February 10 2014, 2:43PM
The 18-year-old figure skater from the United Arab Emirates is known to the folks back home as the “Ice Princess.”