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 February 26 2014, 11:04AM
Put simply: Gentrification destroys the character of black neighborhoods, and he’s seen it first hand. Listen.
by Jamilah King on February 26 2014, 10:54AM
The password for this video is “selfhate.”
by Jamilah King on February 25 2014, 2:09PM
They’re two very different rappers.
by Jamilah King on February 25 2014, 12:11PM
The state may be heading into another showdown over a controversial law.
by Jamilah King on February 25 2014, 11:54AM
And Dora the Explorer, too.
by Jamilah King on February 25 2014, 11:35AM
The film adaptation of Solomon Northup’s remarkable story is one of the leading contenders for this year’s Academy Award for Best Feature Film
by Jamilah King on February 24 2014, 10:34AM
He’s already walked his way into history.
by Jamilah King on February 21 2014, 4:34PM
You can watch the entire documentary for free online.
by Jamilah King on February 21 2014, 3:54PM
Savvy business woman in the making.
by Jamilah King on February 21 2014, 12:24PM
The former NFL star is being investigated for eight sexual assaults.
by Jamilah King on February 21 2014, 10:43AM
by Jamilah King on February 21 2014, 10:28AM
Jimmy Fallon continued his strong first week on NBC’s flagship late night show.
by Jamilah King on February 20 2014, 12:10PM
The author takes on the common arguments posed by supporters of the bill, including that being gay is “un-African.”
by Jamilah King on February 20 2014, 11:47AM
Nas will perform the entire “Illmatic” album after the premiere.
by Jamilah King on February 20 2014, 11:36AM
New data helps bolster the argument that the prison industry cares more about profit than rehabilitation.
by Jamilah King on February 19 2014, 12:42PM
Incredible images that show a devastating reality.
by Jamilah King on February 19 2014, 11:52AM
After years of taunting, she’s not afraid to challenge gender norms.
by Jamilah King on February 19 2014, 11:37AM
Rappers are bringing their craft into the classroom.