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 August 29 2014, 2:31PM
The party is a weekly that served a proving ground for acts like Flying Lotus.
by Jamilah King on August 29 2014, 12:37PM
Daniel Alarcón talked with art critic Carolina Miranda for Radio Ambulante about the dilemma’s facing Latino artists in the United States
by Jamilah King on August 29 2014, 10:36AM
The group’s fifth studio album celebrates the city that made it.
by Jamilah King on August 29 2014, 10:01AM
Like most good art, Benjamin Booker’s self-titled debut LP comes from a place of pain. That’s what’s made him rock’s best new thing.
by Jamilah King on August 28 2014, 1:36PM
It’s dedicated to Mike Brown.
by Jamilah King on August 28 2014, 12:25PM
She was one of thousands of students of color who faced bullying and harassment in school.
by Jamilah King on August 28 2014, 10:27AM
And it doesn’t look like viewers are interested.
by Jamilah King on August 28 2014, 10:24AM
It’s a move that’s long overdue.
by Jamilah King on August 28 2014, 10:02AM
Boots Riley made a local FOX affiliate very angry.
by Jamilah King on August 19 2014, 12:51PM
The city’s leaders just don’t get it.
by Jamilah King on August 19 2014, 11:10AM
by Jamilah King on August 19 2014, 10:49AM
Yeah, it’s that bad.
by Jamilah King on August 19 2014, 10:29AM
She knows what it feels like to bury a son while the world is watching.
by Jamilah King on August 19 2014, 9:30AM
His humanity weighed much more than his so-called indiscretions. His life still matters. And so does his death.
by Jamilah King on August 18 2014, 4:12PM
He’s outraged and he thinks you should be, too.
by Jamilah King on August 18 2014, 12:50PM
She won the award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series.