Harriet Tubman once said that she freed thousands of slaves and could have freed thousands more "if only they knew they were slaves." The quote is part of a roundup of facts about the abolitionist that Colorlines' Jamilah King gathered in response to the now-pulled "Harriet Tubman Sex Tape" video on Russell Simmons' YouTube network.
How things have changed in women's basketball since the "nappy-headed hos" controversy a while back. Colorlines' Jamilah King examines the media's current fixation with the looks of the WNBA draft's No. 3 pick.
Colorlines' Jamilah King admonishes New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg for the city's new anti-teen-pregnancy ad campaign, saying that it degrades young mothers of color by playing up racial stereotypes.
"If you have your child, you're shamed and seen as an irresponsible decision-maker. If you choose not to have your child and have an abortion instead, you're shamed for that, too," a reproductive-justice advocate says about a new campaign aimed at preventing teen motherhood. Jamilah King takes on the messaging in a piece for Colorlines.
Writing at Colorlines, Jamilah King takes a closer look at the devastating violence in the city -- in particular the impact on the lives of Chicago's black youths -- and the complexities of the work that's being done to combat it.
ColorLines blogger Jamilah King looks at criticism of the popular campaign against Ugandan guerrilla leader Joseph Kony, which is taking heat for its portrayal of Africans as victims whose only hope lies in the actions -- and wallets -- of white saviors.
ColorLines' blogger Jamilah King says that old-school organizing by groups like ColorOfChange.org helped lead to Pat Buchanan's dismissal from MSNBC, where for years he tried to peddle his extremist views as mainstream.
In an entry at ColorLines, blogger Jamilah King writes that politicians will have to convince young voters to show up at the polls in 2012 at the same levels they did in 2008. Today, many feel marginalized.