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 January 24 2011, 12:21PM
The summer blockbuster picks up nominations for this year’s biggest underachievers.
by Jamilah King on January 24 2011, 11:05AM
Because sometimes all you can do is laugh.
Topics: Criminal Justice
by Jamilah King on January 21 2011, 10:07AM
The pro-regulatory lawmaker beat out Rep. Bobby Rush for key tech position.
by Jamilah King on January 20 2011, 2:28PM
Even after last night’s vote to repeal health care reform, both sides are ignoring health care’s most salient issue.
by Jamilah King on January 19 2011, 2:39PM
Welcome to the latest part in the saga over equal media access.
by Jamilah King on January 18 2011, 12:47PM
Court says that descendants of freedman are members, too.
by Jamilah King on January 14 2011, 6:30PM
The civil rights hero talks about non-violence as a way of life.
Topics: Celebrate Love
by Jamilah King on January 14 2011, 2:56PM
Her death has reignited suspicions about why the deaths of over 500 women in the region have gone unsolved.
Topics: Global Affairs
by Jamilah King on January 13 2011, 3:50PM
Heated rhetoric is proving toxic for Republicans even without Democrats to blame.
by Jamilah King on January 12 2011, 6:30PM
Showing love for the world’s gender non-conforming females.
Topics: Celebrate Love
by Jamilah King on January 11 2011, 4:20PM
Felipe Matos is just one activist dealing with the immigration debate’s shift toward states.
by Jamilah King on January 11 2011, 2:05PM
Under the original provisions of SB 1070, Daniel Hernandez could have had to prove his immigration status.