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Jamilah King

Jamilah King
Jamilah King News Editor
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.

Dems Suffer Without Young Voters of Color Who Stole the '08 Show

Dems Suffer Without Young Voters of Color Who Stole the ‘08 Show

by Jamilah King on November 3 2010, 2:22PM

Exit polls from Tuesday’s election show that the electorate has shifted back toward angry, older white men.

Topics: Election: Now What?

NCAA's First Openly Transgender Player Set to Take the Court

NCAA’s First Openly Transgender Player Set to Take the Court

by Jamilah King on November 2 2010, 2:52PM

Kye Allums writes history of a different sort at George Washington University.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

MoJo Tracks the Coming Anti-Immigrant Governors

MoJo Tracks the Coming Anti-Immigrant Governors

by Jamilah King on November 2 2010, 11:36AM

Jan Brewer won’t likely be the only zealot in office after today.

Topics: 2010 Elections

What's Not to Love About Being Latino?

What’s Not to Love About Being Latino?

by Jamilah King on November 1 2010, 7:02PM

Founder Lance Rios shows that love is free, and user friendly.

Topics: Celebrate Love

Indian American Candidates' Influence Slowly Growing

Indian American Candidates’ Influence Slowly Growing

by Jamilah King on November 1 2010, 4:13PM

Sandip Roy at New America Media gets into the growing world of South Asian American politics.

Topics: 2010 Elections

Stewart, Colbert Draw 215,000 to Washington

Stewart, Colbert Draw 215,000 to Washington

by Jamilah King on November 1 2010, 12:47PM

Take that, Glenn Beck.

Topics: Media

Presente to People of Color: The Haters Will Vote. Will You?

Presente to People of Color: The Haters Will Vote. Will You?

by Jamilah King on November 1 2010, 11:03AM

Racist rhetoric might drive liberals to the polls, too.

Topics: 2010 Elections

San Francisco Loves Hoops Too

San Francisco Loves Hoops Too

by Jamilah King on October 29 2010, 5:52PM

A new midnight hoops league aims to unite a divided neighborhood.

Topics: Celebrate Love

Where Are the Obama Youth? Busy Building Their Own Futures Infographic

Where Are the Obama Youth? Busy Building Their Own Futures

by Jamilah King on October 29 2010, 10:58AM

Jamilah King asks Milwaukee’s crucial young voters what brings them to the polls. The answer isn’t a charismatic candidate.

Topics: 2010 Elections

Latino Web Users Challenge Verizon

Latino Web Users Challenge Verizon

by Jamilah King on October 29 2010, 10:50AM

Verizon’s not the only one who can make persuasive ads.

Topics: Net Neutrality, Technology

Kanye West Says His Nude Album Cover Art's

Kanye West Says His Nude Album Cover Art’s “Banned” in U.S.

by Jamilah King on October 19 2010, 1:42PM

It’s just another well-timed statement for the artist everybody loves to hate.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Southern Dems Hope Black Voters Can Save Them

Southern Dems Hope Black Voters Can Save Them

by Jamilah King on October 18 2010, 10:50AM

But does the president’s party deserve the support?

Topics: 2010 Elections

Street Gangs and the Evolution of Hip-Hop

Street Gangs and the Evolution of Hip-Hop

by Jamilah King on October 13 2010, 5:20PM

Journalist Davey D digs through the archives to bring sense to our current musical moment.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Are Arizona's Latino Voters Apathetic?

Are Arizona’s Latino Voters Apathetic?

by Jamilah King on October 13 2010, 5:20PM

Organizers in the states say that voters are more galvanized than ever before.

Topics: 2010 Elections, Politics

Tea Party Favorite Uses Bed Intruder Theme to Scare Voters

Tea Party Favorite Uses Bed Intruder Theme to Scare Voters

by Jamilah King on October 13 2010, 12:14PM

Christine O’Donnell is desperate.

Topics: 2010 Elections, Politics

100 Young Black Leaders to Watch Out For

100 Young Black Leaders to Watch Out For

by Jamilah King on October 12 2010, 12:43PM

The Root releases its list of 100 black game changers.

Topics:

Reconsider Columbus Day

Reconsider Columbus Day

by Jamilah King on October 11 2010, 10:42AM

The national holiday is slowly fading off the national calendar, but groups urge the public to do more.

Topics: Media

ConquistaDora the Explorer's Columbus Day

ConquistaDora the Explorer’s Columbus Day

by Jamilah King on October 8 2010, 12:08PM

Just in time for Columbus Day.

Topics:

Lou Dobbs Stumbles to a Defense

Lou Dobbs Stumbles to a Defense

by Jamilah King on October 8 2010, 11:01AM

The former talk show host responds to claims that he knowingly hired undocumented workers.

Topics:

Poll: Pelosi's

Poll: Pelosi’s “Ethical Swamp” is Flooding (with CBC Members)

by Jamilah King on October 7 2010, 1:26PM

Over half of likely voters in competitive districts think the house speaker has failed to clean up Washington.

Topics: 2010 Elections