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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by Jamilah King on February 23 2011, 12:30PM
On Saturday, February 26, the ‘spirit of Madison’ may go national.
by Jamilah King on February 22 2011, 2:20PM
What? You didn’t hear that Bill Maher is now an expert on women’s rights?
by Jamilah King on February 21 2011, 1:42PM
It’s been 46 years since he was shot and killed.
by Jamilah King on February 17 2011, 2:47PM
Republicans side with big telecom companies to decide the future of the Internet.
by Jamilah King on February 17 2011, 1:19PM
The newly-elected governor that progressives feared is making good on his promises to do away with worker’s rights.
by Jamilah King on February 16 2011, 4:50PM
Now let’s all hope he doesn’t try his hand at a giving a so-called “race” speech.
by Jamilah King on February 15 2011, 11:35AM
Meanwhile, he attacks the former Agriculture Department employee for what he calls a “reparations” pay out.
by Jamilah King on February 15 2011, 8:29AM
The president’s magic plan to expand broadband and fix the deficit isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Here’s why.
by Jamilah King on February 11 2011, 12:23PM
Because some black parents can make things seem impossible for their kids, too.
Topics: Schools & Youth
by Jamilah King on February 11 2011, 9:55AM
The stories of countless black women who were raped by white men during the civil rights era have gone overlooked entirely.
by Jamilah King on February 10 2011, 1:17PM
Because Nathan Bedford Forrest wasn’t just a confederate hero and KKK leader. He was a genius, according to supporters.
by Jamilah King on February 9 2011, 12:01PM
Let the unchecked and unnecessary hysteria continue.
by Jamilah King on February 9 2011, 10:57AM
Maria Sanchez has a banana-sized tumor in her back. But that didn’t stop a Texas hospital from giving her the boot because of her legal status.
by Jamilah King on February 8 2011, 12:50PM
The civil rights hero calls the project “a story of involvement.”