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 October 31 2013, 10:00AM
Friends don’t let friends look like racist idiots on Halloween.
Topics: Arts & Culture
by Jamilah King on October 30 2013, 1:52PM
Considering such a costume this Halloween? Stop.
by Jamilah King on October 30 2013, 1:35PM
Watch out, Piper Kerman.
by Jamilah King on October 30 2013, 8:34AM
The museum is staffed by volunteers but must come up with $500 by Thursday.
by Jamilah King on October 30 2013, 8:30AM
“I don’t really know what it is, I just know it’s going to be personal.”
by Jamilah King on October 30 2013, 8:18AM
Dr. Vincent Brown, a professor of African and African-American History at Harvard, has made study of the transatlantic slave trade accessible in a new way.
by Jamilah King on October 29 2013, 4:19PM
The band shared a playlist of what’s inspiring their new album that’s due out next spring.
by Jamilah King on October 29 2013, 3:05PM
The drama explores a young black man’s experiences navigating New York City’s high society.
by Jamilah King on October 29 2013, 11:42AM
Julio Salgado and Tina Vasquez show that you’re not alone in your Halloween anxiety.
by Jamilah King on October 29 2013, 10:50AM
Suburban chaos is going to Nollywood.
by Jamilah King on October 28 2013, 2:35PM
Darrell Wallace Jr. claimed victory at Martinsville Speedway in southern Virginia on Saturday.
by Jamilah King on October 28 2013, 2:11PM
The dancer acknowledged that the costume was ill-conceived.
by Jamilah King on October 28 2013, 12:51PM
The crash killed three people and left dozens of people with life-altering injuries but, apparently, that’s funny to these folks.
by Jamilah King on October 28 2013, 11:30AM
The playwright opens up about being caught between a crippling neurological disorder and the limits of technology.
by Jamilah King on October 28 2013, 9:28AM
And if that doesn’t turn your stomach, then this might: the costume includes blackface and a bloodstained hoodie.
by Jamilah King on October 28 2013, 7:00AM
The Grammy-winning artists offers a track-by-track breakdown of his latest project.
Topics: Arts & Culture
by Jamilah King on October 25 2013, 3:29PM
The song has watched five million times on YouTube and sold more than 1,000 digital copies.
by Jamilah King on October 25 2013, 2:13PM
The cyborg diva’s got a funny bone.