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 May 30 2013, 12:41PM
Walker to Keys: Google me. And then visit Gaza instead.
by Jamilah King on May 28 2013, 2:11PM
Because she’s really good.
by Jamilah King on May 28 2013, 2:09PM
If you love the video-sharing app Vine, or those random cat videos on the Internet, pay attention.
by Jamilah King on May 28 2013, 1:52PM
Citizenship has become a key factor in people’s decisions about whether or not to seek help in recovery.
by Jamilah King on May 28 2013, 12:58PM
The outspoken rapper takes his hometown police department to task for its controversial policies in the city’s communities of color.
by Jamilah King on May 24 2013, 3:50PM
Louisiana Senator David Vitter wants to
by Jamilah King on May 23 2013, 11:45AM
Viva Movil will be ready in a city near you.
by Jamilah King on May 21 2013, 1:13PM
Let’s get ready to rumble.
by Jamilah King on May 21 2013, 10:41AM
It was the city’s largest LGBT rights rally in years.
by Jamilah King on May 20 2013, 9:43AM
The murder of a black gay man in New York City’s iconic gay neighborhood has rattled the city’s LGBT community.
by Jamilah King on May 17 2013, 11:40AM
The “little movie with a big, big heart” is grabbing the world’s attention.
by Jamilah King on May 17 2013, 10:37AM
The 28-year-old will be remembered today in Oakland, Calif.
by Jamilah King on May 13 2013, 11:11AM
The film adaptation of Oscar Grant’s death is heading to theaters this July.
by Jamilah King on May 10 2013, 3:42PM
Looking for the perfect Mother’s Day gift? This may be it.
by Jamilah King on May 10 2013, 9:30AM
The 28-year-old grandson of Malcolm X, has reportedly been found dead in Mexico City.
by Jamilah King on May 9 2013, 4:14PM
The most powerful woman in television has a lot to say. And she’s so on point.
by Jamilah King on May 9 2013, 12:51PM
Yes, Charles Ramsey is funny. And sure, it’s okay to laugh. But here’s something to keep in mind.
by Jamilah King on May 8 2013, 10:07AM
Antoine Dodson. Sweet Brown. Now the Cleveland kidnapping story’s hero. Enough already.