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 July 26 2010, 4:28PM
Dem leaders want him to cut a deal before things get really ugly, but some say it’s time to exit stage left.
by Jamilah King on July 22 2010, 4:58PM
There’s finally a name in the case of Utah’s immigration hit list: Teresa Bassett. A person familiar with the case identified Bassett as a computer specialist in the Utah Department of Workforce Services and said she’s responsible for releasing a…
by Jamilah King on July 22 2010, 4:23PM
Aiyana Stanley-Jones’s killing prompted some to argue that city cops have grown more violent as they’ve preened for the cameras.
Topics: Criminal Justice
by Jamilah King on July 16 2010, 4:29PM
Officials say they cracked a state database to cull names and personal information of Latinos they sent to media and ICE.
by Jamilah King on July 16 2010, 2:50PM
We didn’t need more confirmation of this but here it is.
by Jamilah King on July 14 2010, 1:15PM
Update @ 3:00p ET: Scroll down to read the full text of the two letters sent to media, elected officials and law enforcement. The original letter’s signers, identified only as “Concerned Citizens of the United States,” vow to continue tracking…
Topics: Utah Immigrant Hit List
by Jamilah King on July 9 2010, 6:44PM
As web regulation heats up, study shows mobile users are growing, but the broadband gap remains.
by Jamilah King on July 9 2010, 5:38PM
Read Johannes Mehserle’s hand-written letter to the family.
Topics: Oscar Grant Trial
by Jamilah King on July 9 2010, 1:58AM
By now, you’ve seen the headlines recounting last night’s reaction to the involuntary manslaughter verdict in the Johannes Mehserle murder trial. The San Francisco Chronicle’s reporting that angry mobs smashed windows and looted from stores. CNN’s reporting that angry crowds…
Topics: Oscar Grant Trial
by Jamilah King on July 8 2010, 5:35PM
Late last night Wells Fargo announced its plans to cut 3,800 jobs, close 638 of its Wells Fargo financial stores nationwide and officially stop handing out subprime loan packages. The move is a long time coming for a bank that’s…