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 August 26 2013, 9:28AM
Let’s hear your thoughts.
by Jamilah King on August 26 2013, 8:52AM
It’s safe to say that she stole the show.
by Jamilah King on August 23 2013, 11:54AM
On criminal injustice in America.
by Jamilah King on August 23 2013, 7:53AM
Well done, Internet.
by Jamilah King on August 23 2013, 6:51AM
In Florida, of course.
by Jamilah King on August 22 2013, 2:44PM
Someone has to speak up.
by Jamilah King on August 22 2013, 12:28PM
Watch Newton in his own words.
by Jamilah King on August 22 2013, 12:12PM
It’s not the first time that he’s spoken publicly about race.
by Jamilah King on August 22 2013, 11:55AM
It’s just jokes, people.
by Jamilah King on August 22 2013, 11:43AM
It could be a reality, but developers need your help.
by Jamilah King on August 22 2013, 10:41AM
by Jamilah King on August 22 2013, 10:31AM
Good job, K. Dot.
by Jamilah King on August 21 2013, 11:45AM
Because they’re being targeted, too.
by Jamilah King on August 21 2013, 11:08AM
But it’s dreadful nonetheless.
by Jamilah King on August 21 2013, 10:44AM
Listen to “Unbreak My Mixtape.”