Jamilah King
Jamilah King

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

July 7, 2017

Silicon Valley is leaning on black women to fix its diversity problem

Bozoma Saint John, Denise Young Smith and Candi Castleberry-Singleton are leading the way.

June 30, 2017

Jay-Z's '4:44' isn't just a response to Beyoncé, it's what we love best about hip-hop

The 47-year-old rapper is confessing his growing pains to the world.
June 29, 2017

Bay Area paper outs officers at center of the Oakland Police Department sexual assault scandal

The Oakland Police Department's sex abuse scandal is getting even worse.
June 26, 2017

Chance the Rapper demands justice for Chicago at BET Awards, with an assist from Michelle Obama

Two high-profile Chicago natives call for action.
June 23, 2017

New York City has its very own Laverne Cox Day, and this speech shows why

The award-winning actress issued a rousing call to action in New York City on Thursday.
June 21, 2017

Police shooting videos won't save black people

Once again, dashcam video shows the cruel quickness of police violence.

June 17, 2017

Bill Cosby's trial reminds us how hard it is to prosecute sexual assault allegations

Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial in Pennsylvania ended in a mistrial.
June 13, 2017

The Kardashians are not hurting black women's feelings. But they may be stealing black wealth.

The Kardashians have built an empire based on their interpretations of black womanhood.
June 11, 2017

Yes, famous black men have spoken out against Bill Cosby — here's a list

Black men have spoken out against Bill Cosby.
June 8, 2017

Kamala Harris’ questioning in the Comey hearing was an opportunity to break out and she slayed

Senator Kamala Harris is becoming a Democratic phenom.
June 5, 2017

What I learned by coming out every single day of my 20s

Coming out wasn't a one time thing, for me, it was a process.

June 4, 2017

Bill Cosby's rape trial: Everything you need to know

Everything you need to know about Bill Cosby's rape trial.
May 23, 2017
May 22, 2017

Bresha Meadows, teen charged with murder for killing her dad, accepts plea deal

Bresha Meadows says she survived years of abuse at the hands of her father.
May 22, 2017

Florida school told black teen her afro was "too extreme," "needs to be fixed"

The school threatened to refund Jenesis Johnson's tuition if she didn't "fix" her hair.
May 19, 2017

These white cooks bragged about bringing back tortilla recipes from Mexico to start a business  

Kooks Burritos is a hot spot in Portland, maybe for all the wrong reasons.

May 19, 2017

Even the presentations teaching police officers to be less racist are pretty racist

Police departments actually used these images in their trainings.
May 19, 2017

Yale dean June Chu placed on leave after calling people 'white trash' on Yelp

Yale is still the epicenter of the US debate over free speech on college campuses.
May 18, 2017

Missy Elliot's sample of Rachel Jeantel was a nod to Trayvon Martin

Rachel Kaadzi Ghanash profiled Missy Elliot for Elle Magazine.
May 17, 2017

Senator Kamala Harris blasts racialized double standard of crack and opioid epidemics

Kamala Harris spoke out against Jeff Sessions' renewed War on Drugs.