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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.

Who Else Hates Fox News? The Simpsons

Who Else Hates Fox News? The Simpsons

by Jamilah King on November 23 2010, 3:01PM

The long running show takes aim at Fox. Again.

Topics: Media

Meet Joe Arpaio's Celebrity Posse

Meet Joe Arpaio’s Celebrity Posse

by Jamilah King on November 23 2010, 9:07AM

The controversial sheriff has enlisted the help of big name, but mostly washed up, celebs to help fight his cause.

Topics: Immigration

Senate Finally Votes to Pay Black and Native Farmers

Senate Finally Votes to Pay Black and Native Farmers

by Jamilah King on November 23 2010, 9:02AM

It took nearly three decades, but the payout is among the largest civil rights settlements in history.

Topics: Politics

Latino Majority Creates Questions for Cali School Reformers

Latino Majority Creates Questions for Cali School Reformers

by Jamilah King on November 23 2010, 8:47AM

Reformers grapple with bilingual and culturally sensitive education.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Kanye West Debuts New Record, With Five Album Covers

Kanye West Debuts New Record, With Five Album Covers

by Jamilah King on November 22 2010, 4:34PM

The artist find a clever way around his cover controversy.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Politicians, Artists Draw Broadband Battle Lines

Politicians, Artists Draw Broadband Battle Lines

by Jamilah King on November 22 2010, 2:24PM

The FCC could cut a net neutrality deal before Christmas.

Topics: Media

Sandip Roy: Harry Potter is a DREAM Act Kid

Sandip Roy: Harry Potter is a DREAM Act Kid

by Jamilah King on November 22 2010, 8:16AM

Maybe the country’s hottest new movie can teach a lesson on immigration reform.

Topics: DREAM Act

Maxine Waters Questions Strength of Ethics Charges

Maxine Waters Questions Strength of Ethics Charges

by Jamilah King on November 22 2010, 8:03AM

The House ethics committee has canceled the lawmaker’s public trial.

Topics: Politics

Angela Davis Speaks Out Against FBI Raids

Angela Davis Speaks Out Against FBI Raids

by Jamilah King on November 21 2010, 10:26AM

The longtime activist calls a recent case against 14 activists an “assault on democracy.”

Topics: National Security

Today's Love: Citizens For Immigrants

Today’s Love: Citizens For Immigrants

by Jamilah King on November 19 2010, 6:06PM

It’s always important to have strong allies.

Topics: Celebrate Love

Rep. Rangel Faces Censure, Blames Media

Rep. Rangel Faces Censure, Blames Media

by Jamilah King on November 19 2010, 2:16PM

The Harlem lawmaker still professes his innocence.

Topics: Politics

Study: Immigrant Women Suffer Abuse On the Job

Study: Immigrant Women Suffer Abuse On the Job

by Jamilah King on November 19 2010, 8:41AM

A new report urges Americans to consider the hands that feed them this holiday.

Topics: Immigration

Artists Call for Open Internet In New Mexico

Artists Call for Open Internet In New Mexico

by Jamilah King on November 17 2010, 2:19PM

Native communities are among the least connected Internet users in the country.

Topics: Media

Haitian Protestors Clash With U.N. Troops Over Cholera Outbreak

Haitian Protestors Clash With U.N. Troops Over Cholera Outbreak

by Jamilah King on November 17 2010, 12:43PM

Angry residents call U.N. presence an “occupation.”

Topics: Global Affairs

Meg Whitman Still Owes Housekeeper Money

Meg Whitman Still Owes Housekeeper Money

by Jamilah King on November 17 2010, 11:45AM

After her failed bid for California governor, the millionaire must respond to claims that she owes her housekeeper unpaid wages.

Topics: Politics

Civil Rights Era Murder Resolved After Forty Five Years

Civil Rights Era Murder Resolved After Forty Five Years

by Jamilah King on November 16 2010, 4:05PM

But for Jimmie Lee Jackson’s family, the case is a far cry from justice.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Charlie Rangel Convicted Of Ethics Violations

Charlie Rangel Convicted Of Ethics Violations

by Jamilah King on November 16 2010, 12:40PM

The Harlem lawmaker now faces punishment.

Topics: Politics

Open Internet Advocates Try to Reboot Fight for Access

Open Internet Advocates Try to Reboot Fight for Access

by Jamilah King on November 16 2010, 10:53AM

While legislative wrangling continues on Capitol Hill, the public’s speaking up.

Topics: Media

A Woman's Troubled Past Meets Ex-Postal Worker's Fight for Job

A Woman’s Troubled Past Meets Ex-Postal Worker’s Fight for Job

by Jamilah King on November 15 2010, 2:29PM

New details have emerged about the man at the center of the Web’s latest controversy.

Topics: Media

Steve Li's Deportation Gets Delayed

Steve Li’s Deportation Gets Delayed

by Jamilah King on November 15 2010, 1:07PM

The 20-year-old college student gets some last minute support.

Topics: Immigration