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 23 2013, 9:51AM
But the man refused to hold up his end of the bargain.
by Jamilah King on September 23 2013, 9:31AM
But the show was one of the few bright spots for actors of color at this year’s awards.
by Jamilah King on September 23 2013, 8:49AM
And you can, too. Here’s how.
by Jamilah King on September 20 2013, 1:03PM
Detroit police officer Joseph Weekley still faces charges of involuntary manslaughter.
by Jamilah King on September 20 2013, 12:48PM
Seattle Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman has been legally deaf since the age of 3.
by Jamilah King on September 20 2013, 10:01AM
What else can you say? Canadian goalie prospect Jordan Binnington knows his ’90s television.
by Jamilah King on September 20 2013, 10:00AM
No word yet on the cast.
by Jamilah King on September 19 2013, 2:10PM
But people who’ve watched the trailer disagree.
by Jamilah King on September 19 2013, 12:56PM
Or so says an ESPN columnist who equates the team’s critics with the folks who banished Native Americans to reservations.
by Jamilah King on September 19 2013, 11:49AM
The author sat down with PBS NewsHour this week.
by Jamilah King on September 19 2013, 11:40AM
Need more quirky black songresses to get you through fall? We’ve got you covered.
by Jamilah King on September 19 2013, 9:39AM
What makes his story even more interesting isn’t just that it happened, but that it’s been illustrated and put on YouTube.
by Jamilah King on September 19 2013, 8:35AM
Your childhood sheroes like you’ve never seen them.
by Jamilah King on September 18 2013, 2:43PM
Hopefully Pharrell and Robin Thicke don’t sue.