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 September 22 2010, 3:22PM
But a showdown looms when the law kicks in on Dec. 31 and districts face penalties for offering the courses.
Topics: Schools & Youth
by Jamilah King on September 22 2010, 1:00PM
As the department courts primetime ratings, feds investigate police shooting of 7-year-old.
Topics: Criminal Justice
by Jamilah King on September 22 2010, 11:07AM
Two men wage sexual coercion charges.
Topics: Gender & Sexuality
by Jamilah King on September 22 2010, 12:19AM
Maybe Justin Bieber is good for America.
by Jamilah King on September 21 2010, 2:38PM
Marco Rubio’s surging in the polls, while Gov. Charlie Crist fights to remain relevant.
Topics: 2010 Elections
by Jamilah King on September 20 2010, 1:29PM
The man credited with launching the Tea Party makes no apologies.
by Jamilah King on September 20 2010, 11:27AM
It’s about demographics, not just record sales.
Topics: Arts & Culture
by Jamilah King on September 16 2010, 11:25AM
Despite her big bucks, Meg Whitman’s anti-gay and anti-immigrant rhetoric still turns voters off.
Topics: 2010 Elections
by Jamilah King on September 15 2010, 4:30PM
One of rap’s hottest newcomers could change hip-hop’s gender game for good.
by Jamilah King on September 14 2010, 3:39PM
From Harlem to Florida, voters are either fed up or fired up headed into November.
by Jamilah King on September 14 2010, 2:04PM
Skateboarding in the face of hate.