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 November 23 2010, 6:00PM
Shifting the narrative around bullying from the person to the political.
Topics: Celebrate Love
by Jamilah King on November 23 2010, 9:02AM
It took nearly three decades, but the payout is among the largest civil rights settlements in history.
by Jamilah King on November 23 2010, 8:47AM
Reformers grapple with bilingual and culturally sensitive education.
Topics: Schools & Youth
by Jamilah King on November 22 2010, 4:34PM
The artist find a clever way around his cover controversy.
Topics: Arts & Culture
by Jamilah King on November 22 2010, 8:03AM
The House ethics committee has canceled the lawmaker’s public trial.
by Jamilah King on November 17 2010, 12:43PM
Angry residents call U.N. presence an “occupation.”
Topics: Global Affairs
by Jamilah King on November 16 2010, 4:05PM
But for Jimmie Lee Jackson’s family, the case is a far cry from justice.
Topics: Criminal Justice