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 May 13 2013, 11:11AM
The film adaptation of Oscar Grant’s death is heading to theaters this July.
by Jamilah King on May 10 2013, 3:42PM
Looking for the perfect Mother’s Day gift? This may be it.
by Jamilah King on May 10 2013, 9:30AM
The 28-year-old grandson of Malcolm X, has reportedly been found dead in Mexico City.
by Jamilah King on May 9 2013, 4:14PM
The most powerful woman in television has a lot to say. And she’s so on point.
by Jamilah King on May 9 2013, 12:51PM
Yes, Charles Ramsey is funny. And sure, it’s okay to laugh. But here’s something to keep in mind.
by Jamilah King on May 8 2013, 10:07AM
Antoine Dodson. Sweet Brown. Now the Cleveland kidnapping story’s hero. Enough already.
by Jamilah King on May 8 2013, 8:07AM
What’s the purpose of the FBI’s lists? Basically, publicity and fear mongering.
by Jamilah King on May 6 2013, 2:01PM
And she’s a fantastic person, too.
by Jamilah King on May 6 2013, 1:48PM
He knew the significance of his declaration.
by Jamilah King on May 6 2013, 11:05AM
We hear a lot about the racial wealth divide. Now we can see it.
by Jamilah King on May 6 2013, 10:39AM
The longtime political activist is once again defending herself amid renewed FBI attempts to extradite and imprison her in the United States.
by Jamilah King on May 3 2013, 2:43PM
But why is the renewed effort coming now?
by Jamilah King on May 3 2013, 11:20AM
The Indian American author and basketball enthusiast names what’s really scary for straight men.
by Jamilah King on May 2 2013, 12:03PM
Shakur is wanted in New Jersey for the 1973 murder of a New Jersey State Trooper.
by Jamilah King on May 2 2013, 9:09AM
Basically, you need to lighten up.
by Jamilah King on May 2 2013, 9:06AM
The 34-year-old died on Wednesday at an Atlanta-area hospital.
by Jamilah King on May 1 2013, 10:09AM
The paper may have to pay for its careless reporting.