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 December 16 2010, 11:44AM
The New York Times put together Census data for this exhaustive interactive map. We love it.
by Jamilah King on December 15 2010, 12:22PM
The move comes as the state considers Arizona-style immigration reforms.
by Jamilah King on December 14 2010, 6:52PM
From a Gerald Wilson original, to a Kid Frost sample, this song spans cultures and generations.
Topics: Celebrate Love
by Jamilah King on December 13 2010, 6:15PM
1Love offers you a sustainable way to give back.
Topics: Celebrate Love
by Jamilah King on December 13 2010, 2:47PM
And conservative lawmakers haven’t done much to dispel the notion.
Topics: DREAM Act
by Jamilah King on December 7 2010, 2:19PM
Just how useful is urban redevelopment to low-income residents?
by Jamilah King on December 7 2010, 10:27AM
Jamilah King celebrates the year’s renaissance of soul music—whatever that is.
Topics: Arts & Culture
by Jamilah King on December 3 2010, 5:18PM
Sofia Quintero takes Perry’s apologists to town, and still waits for more black female directors.
by Jamilah King on December 3 2010, 12:01PM
Chairman Julius Genachowski finally spoke this week. Few are pleased with what he said.