ABOUT Jamilah King
May 10, 2013
Assata Shakur is just the latest in a long list of black revolutionaries who have been among the FBI's most sought-after criminal suspects, Jamilah King writes at Colorlines.
Colorlines' Jamilah King presents a 1998 letter by Shakur, who was recently placed on the FBI's Most Wanted Terrorists list.
Writing at Colorlines, Jamilah King says that this movement has been in the works for years and has a diverse set of characters.
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 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.
While issues like poor graduation rates and unpaid players provide plenty of fodder for interrogation in college basketball, there's also a lot that's entertaining, writes Colorlines' Jamilah King.
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' Jamilah King explains how this year's biggest sporting event will also act as a stage for some of the nation's most dramatic cultural shifts.
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