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 July 29 2010, 2:56PM
In These Times profiles the student-led movement to support garment workers.
Topics: Schools & Youth
by Jamilah King on July 28 2010, 11:49AM
Cost and service remain the key factors in who gets online and how.
by Jamilah King on July 27 2010, 4:00PM
One of Haiti’s most beloved native sons is considering a run for the country’s often contentious top office. Representatives for Wyclef Jean, the former Fugees frontman who was born in the country but infamously grew up in Brooklyn, said in…
Topics: Global Affairs
by Jamilah King on July 27 2010, 12:48PM
HUD expands its interpretation of the Fair Housing Act to cover gender identity.
Topics: Gender & Sexuality
by Jamilah King on July 27 2010, 9:45AM
A compromise bill awaiting House attention would reduce, but not get rid of the crack-powder cocaine disparity.
Topics: Criminal Justice
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.