Basketball is an important part of life Native American communities. And nothing shows that better than the ascendence of Louisville’s Shoni and Jude Schimmel.
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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 April 8 2013, 7:20AM
Tea party Republicans have used race to demonize a longstanding government phone subsidy for people living in poverty.
by Jamilah King on April 5 2013, 10:54AM
California’s Attorney General is definitely one to watch. But not because of her looks.
by Jamilah King on March 27 2013, 4:37PM
Rape isn’t a punchline.
by Jamilah King on March 25 2013, 9:14AM
Lots of people want ‘The 20/20 Experience.’
by Jamilah King on March 25 2013, 9:12AM
It is one thing to read the polls…but it is more important to read the constitution.”
by Jamilah King on March 22 2013, 10:40AM
The legendary writer talks about the importance of storytelling.
by Jamilah King on March 22 2013, 9:24AM
He’s a talented singer and actor who has rightfully earned his place among modern pop music legends. So why can’t some of us listen to Justin Timberlake in peace?
by Jamilah King on March 19 2013, 1:05PM
His story has become all too common for men of color in New York City.
by Jamilah King on March 19 2013, 12:42PM
An officer says on the record what supporters of the department have been denying for years.
by Jamilah King on March 19 2013, 12:00PM
Sometimes it’s not enough to tell a story. You also have to change it.
by Jamilah King on March 19 2013, 11:15AM
Sure, there are plenty of things to critique about the institution and politics of college basketball. But that doesn’t mean March Madness isn’t exciting to watch. Here, some fun, slightly random facts about this year’s tournament, which starts today.
by Jamilah King on March 18 2013, 4:38PM
You can thank him for all those underground bootlegs you got in the ’90s.
by Jamilah King on March 18 2013, 11:03AM
As the department’s stop-and-frisk program heads to court this week, the scene in Flatbush reveals just how tired many communities have become of the city’s policing style.
by Jamilah King on March 18 2013, 10:28AM
Because, duh. They belong where harassment happens.
by Jamilah King on March 18 2013, 10:21AM
Long before the NYPD’s signature program went to trial, men of color have documented their experiences. Here’s what they have to say.
by Jamilah King on March 14 2013, 10:18AM
Jonylah Watkins was shot multiple times.
by Jamilah King on March 14 2013, 10:18AM
The teen was shot and killed by NYPD officers.
by Jamilah King on March 12 2013, 2:27PM
Shame doesn’t work, but services do.