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 January 21 2014, 10:55AM
Michelle Obama teamed up with LeBron James for the ultimate video bomb.
by Jamilah King on January 21 2014, 9:49AM
Sherman is now the hottest name in sports, and all the attention has very little to do with how he performed on the field.
What do streets named after Dr. Martin Luther Jr. tell us about economic justice today?
by Jamilah King on January 17 2014, 5:05PM
Get your weekend started off on the right foot.
by Jamilah King on January 17 2014, 10:20AM
Beware with this video: It’ll have you in tears, too.
by Jamilah King on January 16 2014, 3:46PM
Kap loves the kids.
by Jamilah King on January 16 2014, 9:27AM
The awards season continues to be kind
by Jamilah King on January 15 2014, 2:54PM
It’s all about the electronic benjamins, baby.
by Jamilah King on January 15 2014, 12:30PM
Because your morning commute isn’t annoying enough.
by Jamilah King on January 15 2014, 12:06PM
You can pre-order your copy on Amazon.
by Jamilah King on January 14 2014, 1:29PM
Will the Internet start to look more like cable TV? That’s what advocates are afraid of. Here’s why.
by Jamilah King on January 14 2014, 10:36AM
Dr. Dre isn’t satisfied with conquering the world of designer headphones.
by Jamilah King on January 13 2014, 2:10PM
Here’s your daily dose of cuteness.
by Jamilah King on January 13 2014, 11:59AM
She’s a free woman!