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 4 2013, 1:10PM
New York City’s homeless population has risen dramatically in recent years to more than 50,000.
by Jamilah King on September 3 2013, 10:30AM
Get your headphones ready.
by Jamilah King on September 3 2013, 10:00AM
Jasmine Johnson writes of love and loss at Gawker.
by Jamilah King on September 3 2013, 9:44AM
She’s a talented lady.
by Jamilah King on September 3 2013, 9:39AM
Pulling out all the stops.
by Jamilah King on August 30 2013, 1:56PM
You stay classy, Bill Holtzclaw.
by Jamilah King on August 30 2013, 12:24PM
A show that’s about being a black face in a white place.
by Jamilah King on August 30 2013, 10:01AM
Things didn’t go so well in Hartford, Conn. this week.
by Jamilah King on August 30 2013, 9:43AM
He didn’t always want to be a rapper.
by Jamilah King on August 30 2013, 9:24AM
And Olivia’s life is a mess.
by Jamilah King on August 28 2013, 2:57PM
It just won’t stop.
by Jamilah King on August 28 2013, 11:58AM
A new lawsuit filed in New York’s federal district court alleges racial discrimination.
by Jamilah King on August 28 2013, 8:53AM
Expect the film to hit cable in October.
by Jamilah King on August 28 2013, 8:31AM
See images from Thursday’s memorial.
by Jamilah King on August 27 2013, 2:01PM
The Godfather of Soul’s got a story to tell. And Hollywood’s about to tell it.
by Jamilah King on August 27 2013, 1:44PM
Ali’s biggest opponent? The U.S. government.