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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.

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.

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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

Jay Smooth's Scared of Christine O'Donnell

Jay Smooth’s Scared of Christine O’Donnell

by Jamilah King on October 7 2010, 11:37AM

And maybe we should be, too.

Topics: 2010 Elections

Racial Density: There's a Map For That

Racial Density: There’s a Map For That

by Jamilah King on October 6 2010, 3:00PM

See a breakdown of geographic density by race.

Topics: Media

Poll: Expect a Low Latino Voter Turnout in November

Poll: Expect a Low Latino Voter Turnout in November

by Jamilah King on October 6 2010, 12:55PM

The nation’s often hostile debate over immigration alienated many voters.

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Did Integration Hurt Black Neighborhoods?

Did Integration Hurt Black Neighborhoods?

by Jamilah King on October 5 2010, 2:00PM

Reporter Eugene Robinson’s got a more nuanced explanation.

Topics: Economy

Tea Party Gets Anti-Net Neutrality Guide

Tea Party Gets Anti-Net Neutrality Guide

by Jamilah King on October 5 2010, 12:07PM

As midterms approach, “patriot-activists” get a new set of talking points.

Topics: Technology

Wyclef's Going to the Ivies

Wyclef’s Going to the Ivies

by Jamilah King on October 5 2010, 10:17AM

Brown University announced the singer has accepted one of its prestigious visiting fellowships.

Topics: Haiti

5 Other Dumb Things 50 Cent Tweeted

5 Other Dumb Things 50 Cent Tweeted

by Jamilah King on October 4 2010, 5:16PM

When it comes to outrageous tweets, 50 Cent is the gift that keeps on giving.

Topics: Media

Whitman, Brown Square Off In Immigration Debate

Whitman, Brown Square Off In Immigration Debate

by Jamilah King on October 4 2010, 1:53PM

Whitman says she needs Latino voters, while Brown calls her bluff.

Topics: Immigration, Politics

Nicki Minaj Urges Gay Teens to

Nicki Minaj Urges Gay Teens to “Be Brave” Amid Suicide Wave

by Jamilah King on October 4 2010, 11:27AM

The rapper’s got moving words for her gay fans. And bullies, too.

Topics: Arts & Culture, LGBT Youth

What Now? No Clear Signals in Web Regulation Battle

What Now? No Clear Signals in Web Regulation Battle

by Jamilah King on October 1 2010, 5:22PM

After Rep. Waxman’s aborted (flawed) proposal, advocates still want FCC to step up.

Topics: Technology

LeBron James Almost Tackles

LeBron James Almost Tackles “The Race Issue”

by Jamilah King on October 1 2010, 11:53AM

Maybe there’s some truth to Jesse Jackson’s ‘runaway slave’ analogy.

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Did Meg Whitman Hire an Undocumented Maid?

Did Meg Whitman Hire an Undocumented Maid?

by Jamilah King on September 30 2010, 6:07PM

There’s new drama in California’s governor’s race.

Topics: 2010 Elections, Immigration

Obama Lectures Young Voters on Political Apathy

Obama Lectures Young Voters on Political Apathy

by Jamilah King on September 29 2010, 6:28PM

The Democrats election strategy takes a decidedly abrasive turn.

Topics: Politics

Waxman Holds Off On Google-Verizon Internet Copycat Bill

Waxman Holds Off On Google-Verizon Internet Copycat Bill

by Jamilah King on September 29 2010, 2:42PM

Advocates worry that corporate agendas are leading the way.

Topics: Net Neutrality, Technology

LA Teacher Suicide Sparks School Reform Pushback

LA Teacher Suicide Sparks School Reform Pushback

by Jamilah King on September 29 2010, 11:56AM

Parents and students are outraged over popular teacher Rigoberto Ruelas, Jr’s death.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Eddie Long's Got Relationship Advice For You

Eddie Long’s Got Relationship Advice For You

by Jamilah King on September 29 2010, 10:15AM

Jezebel digs up the accused pastor’s book, which he tackles everything from “sexual freedom” to the proper place for a woman.

Topics: Eddie Long, Gender & Sexuality

Latino Voters Not Swayed by GOP

Latino Voters Not Swayed by GOP

by Jamilah King on September 28 2010, 11:45AM

Researchers confirm that money can’t always buy politics.

Topics: 2010 Elections

Antoine Dodson Not Happy About

Antoine Dodson Not Happy About “Bed Intruder” Costume

by Jamilah King, Jorge Rivas on September 27 2010, 1:23PM

For the Internet star and his family, the joke’s not so funny anymore.

Topics: Antoine Dodson