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 April 20 2011, 12:02PM
But would he be keeping himself off of his own state ballot?
by Jamilah King on April 19 2011, 4:52PM
While the oil may appear to be gone, the nation’s worst environmental disaster is still being felt by residents.
by Jamilah King on April 18 2011, 5:15PM
Stay tuned for more.
by Jamilah King on April 18 2011, 5:05PM
GOOD shows that our current lawmakers aren’t representative of demographic changes.
by Jamilah King on April 18 2011, 10:34AM
But the artist, who announced that his next album will be called “I’m Gay”, still has a long way to go.
by Jamilah King on April 14 2011, 4:20PM
He just wants you to know that he really, really cares.
by Jamilah King on April 12 2011, 4:47PM
Well into her 70’s, the fitness champ runs 80 miles each week and teaches exercise classes at her church.
Topics: Celebrate Love
by Jamilah King on April 11 2011, 3:22PM
But House Republicans and telecom companies are ready for a fight.
by Jamilah King on April 11 2011, 12:00PM
Colorlines.com spent last weekend at the National Conference on Media Reform hearing about ways community is demanding corporate media do better.
by Jamilah King on April 6 2011, 3:42PM
At least for now, the talk show host’s hate has been muted.
by Jamilah King on April 6 2011, 2:14PM
Dream Hampton argues that instead of sexuality, we should be talking about decriminalizing sex work. Who’s listening?
Topics: Gender & Sexuality
by Jamilah King on April 5 2011, 12:16PM
For mobile users of color, there’s good and bad news when it comes to recent efforts to squash net neutrality rules.
by Jamilah King on March 29 2011, 1:30PM
The attacks reportedly happened over the course of several months.
Topics: Texas Rape
by Jamilah King on March 25 2011, 6:06PM
And they’re just the school’s latest celebrity fans.
Topics: Celebrate Love
by Jamilah King on March 24 2011, 1:01PM
Conservative writers are fine, critics say. But they’ve got to have credibility.
by Jamilah King on March 23 2011, 5:07PM
Are child support lockups becoming debtors’ prisons?
Topics: Criminal Justice