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 February 6 2014, 1:04PM
The Brooklyn-based comedian has a message about interracial dating and plenty of folks are listening.
by Jamilah King on February 6 2014, 11:22AM
“Saying that I’m obsessed with race and racism in America is like saying that I’m obsessed with swimming while I’m drowning,” the comedian says.
by Jamilah King on February 6 2014, 10:44AM
Maybe he should just stick to R&B.
by Jamilah King on February 5 2014, 5:39PM
This story, and Zimmerman, aren’t going away any time soon.
by Jamilah King on February 5 2014, 4:16PM
They’re speaking out because they know you’re listening.
by Jamilah King on February 5 2014, 12:08PM
This new video takes you inside their home studio.
by Jamilah King on February 5 2014, 11:28AM
Piers Morgan tries to wield his power and got offended when the trans community responded.
by Jamilah King on February 4 2014, 2:00PM
It’s the stuff of pure joy and happiness, and will absolutely make your day.
by Jamilah King on February 4 2014, 12:30PM
The real question might actually be: Who still cares about Jerry Seinfeld?
by Jamilah King on February 4 2014, 11:46AM
Hey, it’s progress.
by Jamilah King on February 4 2014, 11:09AM
And the hospitals that aren’t equipped to deal with it.
by Jamilah King on February 4 2014, 7:00AM
The 30-year-old writer and speaker delves into what inspired her new memoir, “Redefining Realness.”
Topics: Gender & Sexuality
by Jamilah King on February 3 2014, 3:46PM
She brought the house down at the recent Creating Change conference in Houston.
by Jamilah King on February 3 2014, 1:00PM
There’s no denying that he gave a pretty impressive performance as Elvis back when he living in Hawaii.
by Jamilah King on February 3 2014, 12:50PM
If you’re not already excited about the film, check out this interview.
by Jamilah King on February 3 2014, 11:33AM
Adriel Luis complicates things over on Medium.
by Jamilah King on February 3 2014, 9:41AM
Watch newcomer Sasheer Zamata celebrate the beginning of Black History Month in the most hilarious way possible.
by Jamilah King on January 31 2014, 12:34PM
And yes, they were good.
by Jamilah King on January 31 2014, 12:02PM
You can tune in and watch the whole thing live at 6:30pm EST.