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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.

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

Haitian Elections Continue Amid Disaster, Cholera

Haitian Elections Continue Amid Disaster, Cholera

by Jamilah King on November 12 2010, 1:29PM

The United Nations recently made an international appeal for $163 million in aid.

Topics: Global Affairs

From Father to Son, With Love

From Father to Son, With Love

by Jamilah King on November 11 2010, 6:44PM

One reader remembers his fallen son in the aftermath of the Johannes Mehserle verdict.

Topics: Celebrate Love

Arizona Reminds Residents Not to Drink From Toilets

Arizona Reminds Residents Not to Drink From Toilets

by Jamilah King on November 11 2010, 1:13PM

The state that’s leading the nation in regressive policy needs a basic reminder in civility.

Topics: Politics

Guess Who's Back? Lou Dobbs Set to Join Fox News

Guess Who’s Back? Lou Dobbs Set to Join Fox News

by Jamilah King on November 10 2010, 2:37PM

One year after he resigned from CNN, the controversial anchor seems to be on his way back.

Topics: Media

New Film On First Openly Gay MLB Player Glenn Burke

New Film On First Openly Gay MLB Player Glenn Burke

by Jamilah King on November 10 2010, 12:33PM

Dave Zirin reviews a new documentary about the first openly gay player in major pro sports.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Tyler Perry's Not The Only One Still Writing

Tyler Perry’s Not The Only One Still Writing “For Colored Girls”

by Jamilah King on November 10 2010, 10:00AM

Ntozake Shange’s enduring legacy proves that there’s still much more left to say about the lives of black women.

Topics: Arts & Culture, For Colored Girls

Clutch Asks Black Women: What's Your Theme Song?

Clutch Asks Black Women: What’s Your Theme Song?

by Jamilah King on November 9 2010, 2:25PM

Got songs that celebrate womanhood? Let’s hear ‘em.

Topics: Arts & Culture, For Colored Girls

Five Things People Are Saying About

Five Things People Are Saying About “For Colored Girls”

by Jamilah King on November 9 2010, 9:37AM

We rounded up what the Web has to say about Tyler Perry’s most talked about film to date.

Topics: Arts & Culture, For Colored Girls

Jesse Jackson Doesn't Think Soledad O'Brien's

Jesse Jackson Doesn’t Think Soledad O’Brien’s “Black Enough”

by Jamilah King on November 8 2010, 12:48PM

The debate over racial purity rears its ugly head once again.

Topics: Media