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Nia King

Nia King
New Media & Communications Intern
Oakland, CA

Nia King is a multimedia producer with a passion for social justice. Before joining Colorlines, she worked as a grassroots fundraiser, researcher, and social media marketing specialist for various racial justice and LGBTQ nonprofits. Her writing about race, gender, and sexuality has been published in the journal Women and Performance, and the book Zines in Third Space. She has presented her undergraduate thesis, “Mangos with Chili: Life-Sustaining Performance Art for and by Queer and Transgender People of Color,” at Stanford University, UC Riverside, and the University of Arizona. Her first short film, "The Craigslist Chronicles," has screened at the National Queer Arts Festival, Queer Women of Color Film Festival, York University, University of Toronto, and NYU. Her comics have been published by Colorlines and QWOC Media Wire. She also produces a podcast where she interviews emerging queer and transgender artists of color. She is currently working as a freelance journalist, cartoonist, illustrator, and video producer. You can find more about her work at artactivistnia.com.

Follow Nia at @artactivistnia.

Brentin Mock Discusses PA's Voter ID Law On Progressive Radio Network's

Brentin Mock Discusses PA’s Voter ID Law On Progressive Radio Network’s “Solution Zone”

by Nia King on October 3 2012, 6:49PM

Colorlines investigative reporter Brentin Mock discusses Pennsylvania’s Voter ID law on Progressive Radio Network’s “Solution Zone.”

Topics: Colorlines Press

Brentin Mock Discusses Voter Fraud On MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry Show

Brentin Mock Discusses Voter Fraud On MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry Show

by Nia King on October 2 2012, 3:11PM

Colorlines investigative reporter Brentin Mock appeared on MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry Show to discuss the discovery of voter fraud within the Republican Party.

Topics: Colorlines Press

Brentin Mock Talks Ex-Felon Voter Disenfrachisement on MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry Show

Brentin Mock Talks Ex-Felon Voter Disenfrachisement on MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry Show

by Nia King on October 1 2012, 7:05PM

Brentin Mock appeared on MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry Show to discuss Florida’s massive voter disenfranchisement.

Topics: Colorlines Press

Jamilah King Discusses NFL Lockout On MSNBC's Up With Chris

Jamilah King Discusses NFL Lockout On MSNBC’s Up With Chris

by Nia King on October 1 2012, 3:18PM

Jamilah King appeared on MSNBC’s “Up With Chris” to discuss the NFL referee lockout.

Topics: Colorlines Press

Dolce and Gabbana's 'Mammy' Collection: Insult or Homage? [Reader Forum]

Dolce and Gabbana’s ‘Mammy’ Collection: Insult or Homage? [Reader Forum]

by Nia King on October 1 2012, 9:46AM

Colorlines.com commenters explore the most recent run-in between fashion, race, and agency.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Does Mitt Romney Still Have A Chance? [Reader Forum]

Does Mitt Romney Still Have A Chance? [Reader Forum]

by Nia King on September 24 2012, 10:00AM

Colorlines.com community members sound off on Romney’s latest series of gaffes.

Topics: Politics

What Does It Mean for Black America When Obama Calls Himself 'Mixed'? [Reader Forum]

What Does It Mean for Black America When Obama Calls Himself ‘Mixed’? [Reader Forum]

by Nia King on September 17 2012, 10:44AM

Obama finally mentions race on the campaign trail; the Colorlines.com community puts it in perspective.

Topics: Politics

Who Talked More About Race at the Conventions -- Romney or Obama? [Reader Forum]

Who Talked More About Race at the Conventions — Romney or Obama? [Reader Forum]

by Nia King on September 10 2012, 9:30AM

The Colorlines.com community breaks down Obama’s silence and Romney’s coding.

Topics: Politics

Brentin Mock Discusses Voter ID Laws on Democracy Now

Brentin Mock Discusses Voter ID Laws on Democracy Now

by Nia King on August 28 2012, 6:39PM

Colorlines reporter Brentin Mock discusses his exposé of True the Vote’s massive scheme to intimidate voters of color on Democracy Now.

Topics: Colorlines Press

Jamilah King Speaks On WNYC About Sports, Race, Class, and Fashion In Sneaker Culture

Jamilah King Speaks On WNYC About Sports, Race, Class, and Fashion In Sneaker Culture

by Nia King on August 24 2012, 5:16PM

Jamilah King speaks on WNYC’s “The Takeaway with John Hockenberry” about sneakers, race, and advertising.

Topics: Colorlines Press

Kai Wright Discusses America's Demographic Shifts on Minnesota Public Radio

Kai Wright Discusses America’s Demographic Shifts on Minnesota Public Radio

by Nia King on July 31 2012, 5:03PM

Kai Wright appeared on Minnesota Public Radio to discuss America’s shifting demographics.

Topics: Colorlines Press

Rinku Sen Discusses Role Of Race On The Immigration Debate At Culture Project Impact Festival 2012

Rinku Sen Discusses Role Of Race On The Immigration Debate At Culture Project Impact Festival 2012

by Nia King on July 18 2012, 4:19PM

Rinku Sen discusses race and immigration with with Define American founder Jose Antonio Vargas, Karen Kaminsky (New York Immigration Coalition Deputy Executive Director), Iyaba Ibo Mandingo (poet/painter/performer), and Cristina Jimenez (United We Dream Managing Director).

Topics: Colorlines Press

Kai Wright Discusses Black Unemployment And Presidential Politics on The Brian Lehrer Show

Kai Wright Discusses Black Unemployment And Presidential Politics on The Brian Lehrer Show

by Nia King on July 9 2012, 5:24PM

Colorlines Editorial Director Kai Wright appeared on WNYC’s “The Brian Lehrer Show” to discuss politics and the economy.

Topics: Colorlines Press

Jamilah King Speaks About The Term

Jamilah King Speaks About The Term “Minority” CUNYTV’s “Independent Sources”

by Nia King on June 6 2012, 6:01PM

Jamilah King discusses why the word “minority” is going out of style on CUNYTV’s “Independent Sources”.

Topics: Colorlines Press

Seth Freed Wessler Discusses Shattered Families on The Big Picture with Thom Hartmann

Seth Freed Wessler Discusses Shattered Families on The Big Picture with Thom Hartmann

by Nia King on May 9 2012, 3:41PM

When parents get deported, the children often end up in foster care. Seth Freed Wessler discussed the impact of ICE tearing apart immigrant families on The Big Picture with Thom Hartmann.

Topics: Colorlines Press

Seth Freed Wessler Discusses Arizona's SB 1070 on Democracy Now

Seth Freed Wessler Discusses Arizona’s SB 1070 on Democracy Now

by Nia King on April 26 2012, 5:52PM

Seth Freed Wessler discusses the significance of Arizona’s anti-immigrant law SB 1070 coming before the US Supreme Court on Democracy Now.

Topics: Colorlines Press

Seth Freed Wessler Discusses East Haven Racial Profiling Scandal on Democracy Now

Seth Freed Wessler Discusses East Haven Racial Profiling Scandal on Democracy Now

by Nia King on February 13 2012, 5:06PM

The Department of Justice is investigating the East Haven Police Department for systematic racial profiling and harassment of the city’s Latino community. Seth Freed Wessler went on Democracy Now to discuss what he found there.

Topics: Colorlines Press