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Aug. 15 2013 5:02 PM
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.
April 16 2013 12:01 AM
Colorlines' Jamilah King points out that the baseball legend's fight for racial justice was always tempered by a degree of pessimism about the realities faced by black people in America.
March 7 2013 12:42 AM
"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. 
Feb. 12 2013 12:54 AM
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. 
Aug. 22 2012 12:40 AM
ColorLines blogger Jamilah King evaluates a damning report from the Center for Investigative Reporting, alleging that the late former Black Panther Richard Aoki worked as an FBI informant.
March 14 2012 4:46 PM
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.
 
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Sept. 19 2014 8:34 AM