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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by Jamilah King on June 24 2013, 1:21PM
The legendary singer passed away on Sunday at the age of 83.
by Jamilah King on June 24 2013, 12:26PM
Legendary blues singer Bobby “Blue” Bland passed away on Sunday. Family members told the media that Bland died from complications from a protracted illness and that he was surrounded by family members. He was 83 years old. USA Today remembered…
by Jamilah King on June 24 2013, 10:16AM
We wanna hear from you.
by Jamilah King on June 24 2013, 9:54AM
Paula Deen probably had her worst week ever. She admitted to using the n-word, issued a couple of awful public apologies, and then was booted from the Food Network. But a recent episode of Real Time With Bill Maher brought…
by Jamilah King on June 24 2013, 9:00AM
The saga surrounding the embattled football player gets more troubling by the day.
by Jamilah King on June 23 2013, 9:58AM
Graduation season is almost over, but hundreds of newly minted high school graduates in New York City have yet to recieve their diplomas thanks to a computer system glitch. Turns out that the company tasked with grading the students’ Regents…
by Jamilah King on June 21 2013, 4:20PM
Paula Deen has apologized for the racist comments she made that came to light earlier this week….
by Jamilah King on June 21 2013, 10:30AM
You be the judge.
by Jamilah King on June 21 2013, 9:26AM
Check out this cool field guide to chinese aphrodisiacs.
by Jamilah King on June 21 2013, 9:02AM
And she’s got rhythm.
by Jamilah King on June 21 2013, 9:00AM
He’s been dominating since homeroom.
by Jamilah King on June 20 2013, 11:29AM
‘The New Black’ may be coming to a theater near you.
by Jamilah King on June 20 2013, 9:45AM
San Francisco concession stand workers are demanding fair treatment.
by Jamilah King on June 20 2013, 8:49AM
The Prancing Elites, ftw.
by Jamilah King on June 20 2013, 8:31AM
Because it’s actually really cute.
by Jamilah King on June 20 2013, 7:53AM
Back-up singers are the music industry’s unsung heroes. Here’s one to watch.
by Jamilah King on June 20 2013, 7:49AM
Because racism is as American as Paula Deen’s Apple Pie.