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 October 17 2013, 11:26AM
The poll was commissioned by the Oneida Indian Nation.
by Jamilah King on October 17 2013, 11:19AM
And you’re invited.
by Jamilah King on October 17 2013, 11:07AM
Who did it better? You be the judge.
by Jamilah King on October 16 2013, 10:27AM
The awards will be announced on November 20.
by Jamilah King on October 15 2013, 11:19AM
It’s his first book in nearly 15 years.
by Jamilah King on October 15 2013, 10:58AM
And the new music video is everything.
by Jamilah King on October 14 2013, 2:59PM
The show sheds new light on the way that disability appears on screen and the challenges facing actors who have physical disabilities.
by Jamilah King on October 14 2013, 11:13AM
It’s safe to say that the debate over Washington football team’s name is overshadowing the club’s play on the field this year.
by Jamilah King on October 11 2013, 9:55AM
Because it’s happening.
by Jamilah King on October 11 2013, 9:17AM
Brandon Marshall had a point to make.
by Jamilah King on October 11 2013, 9:13AM
And it’s brilliant.
by Jamilah King on October 9 2013, 11:35AM
Columbia Professor Dr. Chris Emdin is piloting an innovative approach to science curriculum at Bronx Compass High School.
by Jamilah King on October 9 2013, 11:23AM
He’s paying attention.
by Jamilah King on October 9 2013, 10:58AM
And it’s actually not bad.
by Jamilah King on October 9 2013, 10:50AM
But some in the religious community aren’t happy about it.
by Jamilah King on October 9 2013, 10:25AM
by Jamilah King on October 9 2013, 10:17AM
The comedian got schooled in the fine art of Chinese pastries.
by Jamilah King on October 8 2013, 2:40PM
Adhyl Polanco talks in detail about what drove his opposition to the NYPD’s most controversial policing tactic.