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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 January 29 2015, 11:43AM
The rapper debuted the new video on “Ellen.”
by Jamilah King on January 29 2015, 11:07AM
You can catch the episode this Friday, January 30 at 10 p.m. ET.
by Jamilah King on January 28 2015, 3:51PM
The rapper wants the magic to continue at 2014 Forest Hills Drive.
by Jamilah King on January 28 2015, 10:41AM
Jessie Hernandez was only 17 years old.
by Jamilah King on January 28 2015, 10:17AM
The Seattle Seahawks running back is famous for refusing to cooperate with the predominantly white NFL press corps. His refusal to play ball with reporters has earned him a bad rep that he doesn’t quite deserve. Here, we present four things to love about the enigmatic star.
Topics: Arts & Culture
by Jamilah King on January 27 2015, 1:13PM
It’s already causing a buzz.
by Jamilah King on January 27 2015, 12:56PM
Julia Alvarez and Paulo Coelho are among the new names added to the project.
by Jamilah King on January 27 2015, 12:26PM
She took to Instagram to comment on the news.
by Jamilah King on January 27 2015, 12:14PM
The film debuts at this year’s Sundance.
by Jamilah King on January 27 2015, 10:17AM
It’s part of the league’s effort to connect with Asian and Asian-American fans.
by Jamilah King on January 26 2015, 12:07PM
It’s Super Bowl week, but this story isn’t going away.
by Jamilah King on January 26 2015, 11:13AM
Kelley L. Carter reports from the very white Sundance Film Festival in Utah.
by Jamilah King on January 26 2015, 10:09AM
Or, as Davis said backstage: “We want to see ourselves.”
by Jamilah King on January 23 2015, 4:36PM
The group marched through the heart of the Castro as part of 96 hours of actions taken to #ReclaimMLK last weekend.
by Jamilah King on January 23 2015, 12:02PM
But is his statement enough?
by Jamilah King on January 23 2015, 10:11AM
The film is directed by Chinese-American director Chloé Zhao.
by Jamilah King on January 22 2015, 11:33AM
The film premieres at Sundance this week.
by Jamilah King on January 22 2015, 11:04AM
The awards will be presented this spring in Los Angeles and New York City.