Jamilah King
Jamilah King

Jamilah King is a senior staff writer at Mic. She was previously an editor at Colorlines.

April 26, 2017

Maxine Waters' battle against powerful white men began when Eula Love was killed by police in 1979

Maxine Waters fought on behalf of a black woman who was slain by the LAPD.

April 25, 2017

Black women made SheaMoisture rich. So why weren't they mentioned in their apology?

SheaMoisture is disappointing its primary consumer base.
April 18, 2017

Google Doodle honors Esther Afua Ocloo, who helped millions of low-income women secure loans

Esther Afua Ocloo gave poor black women a chance to start their own businesses.
April 17, 2017

Steve Stephens posted a fatal shooting on Facebook, but a woman is still getting the blame

Some people on social media are asking what his alleged girlfriend did to "set him off."
April 13, 2017

James Baldwin's hidden papers have a new home in black America's premier library

James Baldwin's letters are now on display at the Schomberg Center in Harlem.
April 12, 2017

Bill O'Reilly has been obsessed with calling out sexism and violence in hip-hop

Bill O'Reilly has gone after artists for sexist lyrics while he was sexually harassing those closest to him.

April 11, 2017

Here's why black women are more likely to die from domestic violence

Cedric Anderson shot and killed his estranged wife, Karen Smith, on Monday in San Bernardino, California.
April 10, 2017

Beyoncé protégées Chloe x Halle covered Kendrick Lamar's "Humble" and it will bring you joy

Chloe x Halle covered Kendrick's most controversial verse on "Humble."
April 8, 2017

Four people found dead at South Carolina prison

Kirkland Correctional Institution has a violent history.
April 7, 2017

Florida teacher fired for asking racist and sexist homework questions

Uncovering racial bias can be tricky business.
April 7, 2017

Trump supporter cancels woman's Airbnb reservation because she's Asian

A racist Airbnb host cited Donald Trump in revoking Dyne Suh's reservation.

April 6, 2017

'Chewing Gum' creator Michaela Coel gets real about "post-traumatic slave syndrome"

Breakout British Netflix star Michaela Coel talks about how to make racism funny.
April 5, 2017

Pepsi's Kendall Jenner ad isn't the first time a soda company has tried to co-opt a movement

Pepsi is taking a page from Coca-Cola's old handbook.
April 4, 2017

Rachel Dolezal's flawed comparisons of race and gender are the epitome of white privilege

Rachel Dolezal says she has it harder than transgender people.
April 3, 2017

Maxine Waters told an audience of black millennials to "stay woke"

Maxine Waters has become the politician everyone loves to cheer.
March 31, 2017

Kendrick Lamar's shoutout to women's stretch marks damn near broke the internet

Kendrick Lamar is winning in the body positivity department.

March 30, 2017

Maxine Waters and April Ryan highlight a much bigger problem for black women at work

Maxine Waters and April Ryan are symbols of a larger problem facing black women.
March 30, 2017

Remy Ma's biggest fight isn't with Nicki Minaj. It's with women's health care.

A conversation about black women's reproductive health we never talk about.
March 30, 2017

3 of the most underrated OG feminist rap anthems for Women's History Month

Where would we be without Lauryn Hill, Salt-n-Pepa and Roxanne Shanté?
March 28, 2017

Rachel Dolezal talks about her "high-frequency Nubian soul" in head-scratching interview

Apparently, she was also sent by the Gods to intimidate white supremacy.