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 March 3 2011, 1:32PM
David Yerushalmi doesn’t just hate Muslims. He hates everyone who’s not white.
by Jamilah King on March 2 2011, 6:21PM
Two little girls call Weezy out for his misogynistic music.
Topics: Celebrate Love
by Jamilah King on March 2 2011, 1:39PM
But the drive to paint the president as a dangerous ‘other’ won’t stop any time soon.
by Jamilah King on March 2 2011, 12:11PM
Let the pity party begin.
by Jamilah King on February 25 2011, 2:24PM
The sisters must lose a combined 160 pounds in order to test for the kidney transplant that was a condition of their parole.
Topics: Criminal Justice
by Jamilah King on February 24 2011, 5:00PM
The ad targeted black women and caused national outrage.
by Jamilah King on February 23 2011, 12:30PM
On Saturday, February 26, the ‘spirit of Madison’ may go national.
by Jamilah King on February 22 2011, 2:20PM
What? You didn’t hear that Bill Maher is now an expert on women’s rights?
by Jamilah King on February 21 2011, 1:42PM
It’s been 46 years since he was shot and killed.
by Jamilah King on February 17 2011, 2:47PM
Republicans side with big telecom companies to decide the future of the Internet.
by Jamilah King on February 17 2011, 1:19PM
The newly-elected governor that progressives feared is making good on his promises to do away with worker’s rights.
by Jamilah King on February 16 2011, 4:50PM
Now let’s all hope he doesn’t try his hand at a giving a so-called “race” speech.
by Jamilah King on February 15 2011, 11:35AM
Meanwhile, he attacks the former Agriculture Department employee for what he calls a “reparations” pay out.