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 December 8 2014, 10:47AM
The singer has thrown himself into the political moment.
by Jamilah King on December 8 2014, 10:07AM
Derrick Rose was one of a handful of players who sent a message over the weekend.
by Jamilah King on December 5 2014, 1:47PM
They did it to protest the extrajudicial killings of black men.
by Jamilah King on December 5 2014, 12:55PM
The filmmaker speaks out about his activism.
by Jamilah King on December 5 2014, 11:49AM
It’s their protest song.
by Jamilah King on December 5 2014, 10:51AM
Deshawnda “Tata” Sanchez was 21 years old.
by Jamilah King on December 4 2014, 1:50PM
The Roots bandleader urged artists to “push themselves to be a voice of the times that we live in.”
by Jamilah King on December 4 2014, 11:39AM
“Black culture is cool, but black issues sure aren’t, huh?”
by Jamilah King on December 4 2014, 10:06AM
He imagined protests that would rival Ferguson’s.
by Jamilah King on December 3 2014, 10:20AM
And he doesn’t think black America’s problem has anything to do with white racism.
by Jamilah King on December 3 2014, 10:03AM
The project has already surpassed its goal with 28 days left.
by Jamilah King on December 2 2014, 1:00PM
It’ll be her 11th novel and will serve as proof that, at 83, she’s still got it.
by Jamilah King on December 2 2014, 10:04AM
This is what I’m reading up on today.
by Jamilah King on December 1 2014, 3:05PM
The 99-year-old civil rights leader has been in hospice care since September.
by Jamilah King on December 1 2014, 1:49PM
The actor addressed supporters, and critics, on Instagram.
by Jamilah King on December 1 2014, 1:09PM
The award-winning writer wrote an essay in the New York Times.