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 13 2014, 11:59AM
She’s a free woman!
by Jamilah King on January 13 2014, 10:13AM
The breakout actress stole the show on the red carpet.
by Jamilah King on January 13 2014, 9:30AM
Is an Oscar next?
by Jamilah King on January 10 2014, 1:26PM
The Golden Era of hip-hop is making its way to a TV screen near you.
Topics: Arts & Culture
by Jamilah King on January 9 2014, 3:15PM
by Jamilah King on January 9 2014, 11:26AM
It’s not just a vain attempt to lose weight and look slimmer, but a glimpse into one woman’s journey toward more self-confidence.
by Jamilah King on January 8 2014, 2:33PM
The show will feature some of the rapper’s most beloved songs.
by Jamilah King on January 8 2014, 2:06PM
by Jamilah King on January 8 2014, 11:00AM
Doyin Richards was out to make a point.
by Jamilah King on January 8 2014, 10:41AM
His debut album, “Street Faces,” centers on the plight of homeless youth and hits stores on March 11.
by Jamilah King on January 7 2014, 8:46PM
Neither Cox nor Carmen Carrera were having it.
by Jamilah King on January 7 2014, 3:36PM
She responded to criticism on Twitter.
by Jamilah King on January 7 2014, 2:00PM
Hip-hop heads, rejoice!
by Jamilah King on January 7 2014, 12:16PM
Riley Elle, 3, is slowly turning herself into a little fashion icon.
Topics: Arts & Culture
by Jamilah King on January 7 2014, 10:28AM
So this is awesome.
by Jamilah King on January 7 2014, 9:54AM
Yeah, her grind is real.
by Jamilah King on January 7 2014, 9:36AM
The 27-year-old will make her debut on January 18.