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 July 23 2014, 1:08PM
He was quick to talk about the play’s successes.
by Jamilah King on July 23 2014, 12:07PM
Because it’s Tuesday, and we all need something fierce to look at, watch this awesome video of contemporary African dances.
by Jamilah King on July 23 2014, 11:32AM
Thousands of people have taken to the streets to call for an end to the violence that’s claimed more than 600 Palestinian lives.
by Jamilah King on July 22 2014, 1:40PM
Natalie Nakase wants to win championships.
by Jamilah King on July 22 2014, 12:18PM
She’s accepted an offer to work as contributing editor at Marie Claire.
by Jamilah King on July 22 2014, 10:20AM
If you’ve got an extra half hour to spare, it’s worth listening as Davis makes the connections between the violence in Gaza and the struggle for racial justice.
by Jamilah King on July 22 2014, 9:56AM
It’s still tough to report on the subject if you seem even remotely sympathetic to Palestinian lives
by Jamilah King on July 22 2014, 9:41AM
Here’s what I’m reading up on today.
by Jamilah King on July 21 2014, 11:42AM
But the building’s owners insist that they’ll still provide a home for graffiti writers.
by Jamilah King on July 21 2014, 10:00AM
The teen star took to Instagram to clear up the controversy.
by Jamilah King on July 21 2014, 7:55AM
Here’s what I’m reading up on today.
by Jamilah King on July 18 2014, 1:08PM
Mark July 24th on your calendar.
by Jamilah King on July 18 2014, 12:43PM
Here’s a flashback video of Kanye West freestyling at Fat Beats in Los Angeles back in 1996.
by Jamilah King on July 18 2014, 10:05AM
Falcon will take on a new role.
by Jamilah King on July 17 2014, 11:48AM
This is how bad films are made.
by Jamilah King on July 17 2014, 10:20AM
Check out this hilarious short in which comedian Ian Edwards asks some of the hard questions about Fists of Fury and Enter the Dragon.