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 19 2013, 4:31PM
And the plot thickens.
by Jamilah King on August 19 2013, 4:26PM
This video is reportedly West’s first “DONDA” project. It was released in 2012.
by Jamilah King on August 19 2013, 1:42PM
Jacolby Satterwhite puts on a new spin on dance.
by Jamilah King on August 19 2013, 1:31PM
With the skyrocketing cost of tuition, it’s no wonder that students are doing everything they can to catch a break.
by Jamilah King on August 19 2013, 1:26PM
Only one mostly black audience in Silver Spring, Maryland reported watching Lee Daniels The Butler under the intimidating gaze of heavily armed police officers.
by Jamilah King on August 16 2013, 12:49PM
After ten years, the FCC finally acted.
by Jamilah King on August 16 2013, 12:38PM
The newest hottest Spike Lee Joint is gonna happen.
by Jamilah King on August 16 2013, 11:06AM
They’re trying to protect their summer hit.
by Jamilah King on August 16 2013, 7:00AM
While Hollywood turns its gaze to the story of black service workers at the White House, we take a deeper look at just what that history entails.
by Jamilah King on August 15 2013, 10:50AM
Because that’s the kind of world we live in nowadays.
by Jamilah King on August 15 2013, 10:37AM
Tubman’s life has inspired countless works for art, including poems, comic books, and films.
by Jamilah King on August 15 2013, 9:12AM
This is what everyone’s gonna be talking about next week.
by Jamilah King on August 15 2013, 9:00AM
Because apparently slavery is funny now?
by Jamilah King on August 14 2013, 2:18PM
And so far, he’s liking the new gig.
by Jamilah King on August 14 2013, 9:59AM
And she explains why you shouldn’t, either.
by Jamilah King on August 14 2013, 9:49AM
The writer opened up about her success with “Orange is the New Black” on NPR.