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 September 16 2013, 12:54PM
The NFL player is talented and productive. But he’s also unemployed. Deadspin wonders why.
by Jamilah King on September 16 2013, 11:29AM
Fighting words on Twitter.
by Jamilah King on September 16 2013, 11:10AM
Something new to look forward to in the show’s third season.
by Jamilah King on September 16 2013, 7:00AM
In her new memoir, “Men We Reaped,” the award-wining writer examines five lives that ended too soon
Topics: Arts & Culture
by Jamilah King on September 13 2013, 12:28PM
A federal lawsuit from Verizon could overturn the FCC’s hard fought open Internet regulations.
by Jamilah King on September 13 2013, 11:48AM
Finally, we get perspectives from transgender women and not just the society that shuns those who date them.
by Jamilah King on September 13 2013, 11:25AM
It’s still dangerous to be black in Florida.
by Jamilah King on September 13 2013, 11:09AM
Johnnie “Spider” Footman began collecting fares way back in 1945.
by Jamilah King on September 12 2013, 3:03PM
The TV anchor made her admission on CBS this week.
by Jamilah King on September 12 2013, 12:06PM
The Carolina Panther talks about being a black quarterback.
by Jamilah King on September 11 2013, 11:36AM
But it needs your help to get off the ground.
by Jamilah King on September 11 2013, 11:14AM
A federal judge ruled earlier this week that the store violated federal anti-discrimination employment guidelines when it fired an employee who refused to remove her hijab.
by Jamilah King on September 11 2013, 10:49AM
Chris Romero and AV concepts bringing hip-hop’s fallen heroes back to life, one massive concert at a time.
by Jamilah King on September 10 2013, 3:29PM
For fans in Toronto, where the film is screening at the city’s annual film festival, the violence was too much to take.
by Jamilah King on September 10 2013, 1:53PM
There’s still a digital divide between people who can create content and those who can only consume it.
by Jamilah King on September 10 2013, 11:56AM
Don’t like that he has a gay son? That’s on you.