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 June 17 2013, 11:09AM
And so naturally, she put her haters on blast. It was fantastic.
by Jamilah King on June 17 2013, 11:00AM
But probably not.
by Jamilah King on June 17 2013, 10:49AM
Everybody still loves Elmo.
by Jamilah King on June 14 2013, 11:50AM
by Jamilah King on June 13 2013, 11:06AM
It’s never easy to talk about an incarcerated loved one in public, and it’s an especially difficult task for children.
by Jamilah King on June 12 2013, 2:15PM
And don’t you dare tell him that he doesn’t belong.
by Jamilah King on June 11 2013, 12:40PM
Send in your own questions to organizers working at the intersection of racial justice and sexual freedom. Chime in at #CLchat on Twitter.
by Jamilah King on June 10 2013, 3:53PM
Bring it on, honey.
by Jamilah King on June 10 2013, 1:08PM
Marcus Books is facing eviction. You can help save it. Here’s how.
by Jamilah King on June 10 2013, 9:54AM
Tyson got the longest standing ovation of the night. But that’s not all.
by Jamilah King on June 7 2013, 3:50PM
It’s about more than just the box office.
by Jamilah King on June 6 2013, 12:06PM
Rape and sexual assault are frighteningly prevalent in the juvenile justice system.
by Jamilah King on June 5 2013, 12:36PM
We’re hosting our first live chat with LGBT organizers from the South and we want to hear from you.
by Jamilah King on June 5 2013, 11:15AM
They’re still searching for justice for their son.
by Jamilah King on June 5 2013, 10:52AM
Mississippi’s capital city has a new mayor.
by Jamilah King on June 5 2013, 10:41AM
Move over, Zoe Saldana.
by Jamilah King on June 4 2013, 1:19PM
And transgender people of color are getting the worst of it.