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Jamilah King

Jamilah King
Jamilah King News Editor
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.

Uh Oh: Bill Cosby to Star in Another NBC Family Comedy

Uh Oh: Bill Cosby to Star in Another NBC Family Comedy

by Jamilah King on January 23 2014, 10:23AM

We’re a little worried.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

'The Boondocks' Season 4 Has an Official Air Date

‘The Boondocks’ Season 4 Has an Official Air Date

by Jamilah King on January 21 2014, 11:20AM

And all is right in the world again.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Forget LeBron James and Michael Jordan, Meet Air FLOTUS

Forget LeBron James and Michael Jordan, Meet Air FLOTUS

by Jamilah King on January 21 2014, 10:55AM

Michelle Obama teamed up with LeBron James for the ultimate video bomb.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Richard Sherman's Blackness Will Take Center Stage at This Year's Super Bowl

Richard Sherman’s Blackness Will Take Center Stage at This Year’s Super Bowl

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.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Sundance, With a Little Color

Sundance, With a Little Color

by Jamilah King on January 21 2014, 7:00AM

Seven films we’re excited about in this year’s festival

Topics: Arts & Culture

MLK Boulevard: A Snapshot of King's Dream Deferred

MLK Boulevard: A Snapshot of King’s Dream Deferred

by Jamilah King, Josh Begley on January 20 2014, 7:00AM

What do streets named after Dr. Martin Luther Jr. tell us about economic justice today?

Topics: History

Watch Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def) Perform a Live Set of New Songs

Watch Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def) Perform a Live Set of New Songs

by Jamilah King on January 17 2014, 5:05PM

Get your weekend started off on the right foot.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Willow and Jaden Smith Team Up For a New Song

Willow and Jaden Smith Team Up For a New Song

by Jamilah King on January 17 2014, 10:38AM

And it’s actually not that bad.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Watch Lupita Nyong'o Emotional Critics' Choice Awards Speech

Watch Lupita Nyong’o Emotional Critics’ Choice Awards Speech

by Jamilah King on January 17 2014, 10:20AM

Beware with this video: It’ll have you in tears, too.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Colin Kaepernick Wears 13-Year-Old Designer's Fashion Line

Colin Kaepernick Wears 13-Year-Old Designer’s Fashion Line

by Jamilah King on January 16 2014, 3:46PM

Kap loves the kids.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

'12 Years a Slave,' '20 Feet From Stardom' Among This Year's Oscar Nominations

‘12 Years a Slave,’ ‘20 Feet From Stardom’ Among This Year’s Oscar Nominations

by Jamilah King on January 16 2014, 9:27AM

The awards season continues to be kind

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Net Neutrality Isn't Quite Dead Yet

Net Neutrality Isn’t Quite Dead Yet

by Jamilah King on January 16 2014, 7:00AM

But it is on life support after this week’s federal appeals court ruling.

Topics: Media

Kanye West Sues Amazon Over 'Coinye West' Currency

Kanye West Sues Amazon Over ‘Coinye West’ Currency

by Jamilah King on January 15 2014, 2:54PM

It’s all about the electronic benjamins, baby.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Perform 'Can't Hold Us' on NYC Bus

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Perform ‘Can’t Hold Us’ on NYC Bus

by Jamilah King on January 15 2014, 12:30PM

Because your morning commute isn’t annoying enough.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

'The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975' is Coming to You in Book Format

‘The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975’ is Coming to You in Book Format

by Jamilah King on January 15 2014, 12:06PM

You can pre-order your copy on Amazon.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Court Rules Against Open Internet, Strikes Down Net Neutrality

Court Rules Against Open Internet, Strikes Down Net Neutrality

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.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Janelle Monáe Performs on Sesame Street Play

Janelle Monáe Performs on Sesame Street

by Jamilah King on January 14 2014, 12:22PM

Did your world explode yet?

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Dr. Dre Teams Up With AT&T to Beat Spotify, Pandora

Dr. Dre Teams Up With AT&T to Beat Spotify, Pandora

by Jamilah King on January 14 2014, 10:36AM

Dr. Dre isn’t satisfied with conquering the world of designer headphones.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Watch This Toddler Meet Her Dad's Identical Twin for the First Time

Watch This Toddler Meet Her Dad’s Identical Twin for the First Time

by Jamilah King on January 13 2014, 2:10PM

Here’s your daily dose of cuteness.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Questlove Reflects on Amiri Baraka's Legacy

Questlove Reflects on Amiri Baraka’s Legacy

by Jamilah King on January 13 2014, 2:00PM

It’s an important tribute from a contemporary black artist who’s grappling with the legacy of another.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW