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 22 2013, 12:26PM
The Texas Legislature better watch out.
by Jamilah King on July 22 2013, 11:36AM
Don’t hate. It’s art.
by Jamilah King on July 22 2013, 11:34AM
Cox is one bright spot in a show that’s trying really hard to be funny.
by Jamilah King on July 22 2013, 11:15AM
Entertainers speak out for Trayvon Martin.
by Jamilah King on July 22 2013, 10:52AM
Not all of Black America was wowed by the president’s remarks last week.
by Jamilah King on July 19 2013, 2:08PM
The airline is backing away from its lawsuit.
by Jamilah King on July 19 2013, 1:59PM
Because even rappers have bad days.
by Jamilah King on July 19 2013, 11:30AM
It’s happening again.
by Jamilah King on July 19 2013, 11:00AM
“When you incarcerate someone, you’re incarcerating all the people that love them, too.”
by Jamilah King on July 19 2013, 10:56AM
Here’s their interview with Anderson Cooper.
by Jamilah King on July 18 2013, 1:25PM
Justin Lin is a busy man.
by Jamilah King on July 18 2013, 11:33AM
This year’s Emmy nods are out. No surprises: House of Cards, Breaking Bad, and Mad Men lead the way. But, of course, the nominations really white. Kerry Washington’s Olivia Pope — who, along with Don Cheadle and Alfre Woodard, Morgan…
by Jamilah King on July 18 2013, 11:03AM
Today’s his birthday.
by Jamilah King on July 18 2013, 10:44AM
An inmate speaks out.
by Jamilah King on July 17 2013, 1:42PM
Lembembe was found tortured and killed in his home in the Cameroonian capitol of Yaounde.
by Jamilah King on July 17 2013, 10:50AM
It’s time to end the racial profiling of young black men.
by Jamilah King on July 17 2013, 10:26AM
Zimmerman’s not out of the woods yet.