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 May 12 2014, 11:23AM
The NFL finally has its first openly gay player.
by Jamilah King on May 9 2014, 2:33PM
The films may be coming to a city near you.
by Jamilah King on May 9 2014, 12:39PM
The feminist writer’s remarks have caused spirited debate.
by Jamilah King on May 9 2014, 11:52AM
Marcus Books has been fighting to stay at its location for a year and a half.
by Jamilah King on May 8 2014, 12:50PM
Walker’s new exhibition opens this weekend in Brooklyn.
by Jamilah King on May 8 2014, 12:22PM
Yes, she’s watched the show.
by Jamilah King on May 8 2014, 12:03PM
Here’s a little body positivity for your week.
by Jamilah King on May 8 2014, 11:37AM
Should we be worried?
by Jamilah King on May 7 2014, 3:08PM
It’s the last bit of her most recent speaking series at the New School.
by Jamilah King on May 7 2014, 2:56PM
The new season kicks off on June 11.
by Jamilah King on May 7 2014, 2:31PM
Davis taught her first class at UCLA on October 6, 1969. Two days later, she was axed.
by Jamilah King on May 6 2014, 11:44AM
Salon tracked down his class syllabus.