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 October 6 2014, 1:49PM
Parker is the eighth transgender woman of color to be killed since the begining of June.
by Jamilah King on October 6 2014, 11:00AM
It’s not the first time the rapper has used the internet in an unconventional way.
by Jamilah King on October 6 2014, 10:00AM
It’s been 58 days since Mike Brown was killed and many local residents are still demanding that criminal charges be brought against Officer Darren Wilson.
by Jamilah King on October 3 2014, 12:21PM
Flying Lotus’ new album “You’re Dead” hits stores on October 7.
by Jamilah King on October 3 2014, 10:02AM
And so are more conversations about brownface in Hollywood.
by Jamilah King on October 1 2014, 12:16PM
Awich is a 27-year-old rapper with a story to tell.
by Jamilah King on October 1 2014, 11:27AM
The new website features roughly 2,000 data sets and reports from nearly 50 federal, state, city, and county sources.
by Jamilah King on October 1 2014, 7:00AM
Meet the co-founder of Mangos With Chili, a queer and trans people of color performance troupe based in the Bay Area.
Topics: Facing Race 2014
by Jamilah King on September 30 2014, 12:29PM
A new study digs into the data and proposes solutions.
by Jamilah King on September 30 2014, 10:06AM
Husain Abdullah has always mixed faith and football. Did that make him a target?
by Jamilah King on September 29 2014, 2:14PM
It wasn’t always one of America’s white hipster capitols.
by Jamilah King on September 26 2014, 11:02AM
Pamela Geller’s latest round of anti-Muslim subway ads aren’t just in bad taste. They could become deadly.
by Jamilah King on September 26 2014, 10:00AM
Definitely not a good look.
by Jamilah King on September 24 2014, 11:02AM
Looks like her self-described “black girl craft” is as strong as ever.