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 July 30 2013, 10:00AM
There’s an emergency that needs to be managed. But it’s not of Detroit’s residents.
by Jamilah King on July 30 2013, 9:30AM
Netflix’s new hit series “Orange is the New Black” has been renewed for a second season and will add at least one new cast member: Lorraine Toussaint, who will play a street wise former drug queen who used kids as…
by Jamilah King on July 30 2013, 9:00AM
Check out Monday’s scene in New York City.
by Jamilah King on July 30 2013, 8:30AM
Researchers found that when you label someone a criminal, they start to act like one.
by Jamilah King on July 30 2013, 8:00AM
Three veteran news producers at Bay Area news station KTVU were fired last week after an investigation into a racist name prank that aired on and humiliated the station. From the San Francisco Chronicle: Station sources confirmed late Wednesday that…
by Jamilah King on July 29 2013, 3:51PM
Folks are fed up with the politics of black respectability.
by Jamilah King on July 29 2013, 10:26AM
The Atlantic’s In Focus blog is doing a great photo series on America in the early 1970’s. Last week they took a look at documentary photographer John H. White, who went on to win the Pulitzer Prize for Photojournalism in…
by Jamilah King on July 29 2013, 10:08AM
The film opened in theaters nationwide over the weekend.
by Jamilah King on July 29 2013, 10:01AM
Yeah, she’s smarter than you.
by Jamilah King on July 29 2013, 9:50AM
The world will soon see Shelly Hilliard’s story from her family’s perspective.
by Jamilah King on July 29 2013, 9:29AM
It’s summertime in the city and good music is in rotation.
by Jamilah King on July 29 2013, 9:28AM
The plot thickens.
by Jamilah King on July 26 2013, 2:03PM
Is that enough?
by Jamilah King on July 26 2013, 9:37AM
Ten black former contestants are suing.
by Jamilah King on July 26 2013, 9:17AM
George Zimmerman got away with murder. Now what?
by Jamilah King on July 25 2013, 3:02PM
Here we go.
by Jamilah King on July 25 2013, 12:52PM
Walt Whitman? No thanks.
by Jamilah King on July 25 2013, 11:30AM
And that’s largely because there hasn’t been much publicity around it.