Jamilah King

Jamilah King is the news editor at Colorlines.com

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Monday, August 12, 2013 - 1:12pm
The Secret Weapon in the Prison Phone Rate Fight? Familes
Radio producer Nick Szuberla had an agenda when he moved from Toledo, Ohio, to Whitesburg, Ky. in the late 1990s.
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Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 8:53am
Assata Shakur and a Brief History of the FBI’s Most Wanted Lists
Assata Shakur has been given many names over the past four decades. Her political allies in the 1970s struggle for black liberation knew her as a comrade and freedom fighter. Ever since her escape from a New Jersey prison and exile in Cuba, she’s become an icon to many on the radical left.
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Thursday, August 2, 2012 - 12:20pm
There Are Olympians Without Countries—And Millions of Regular People, Too
If you watched the opening ceremony for the Olympic games in London, it was hard to miss the self-described “independent Olympians.” There were four of them: Guor Marial, Philipine van Aanholt, Reginald de Windt, and Lee-Marvin Bonevacia.
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Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - 9:06am
Activists Worry That Mobile Phones Could Do More Harm Than Good
Nearly three years before thousands of Egyptian activists took to the streets to boot former president Hosni Mubarak from office, there was a much more quiet fight over bread and cell phones. On April 6, 2008, Egyptians demanded government accountability for a growing shortage of bread. Protesters tore down posters of the president and shouted anti-government slogans. More than 12,000 people had been detained by police for selling flour on the black market, facts that helped to swell the outrage.
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Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 12:36am
The Long, Murderous Arm of the Law Has Killed Troy Davis
Let us not mince words: The state of Georgia just murdered Troy Davis. The state coroner will list homicide as his cause of death. But he wasn’t the first and, sadly, he won’t be the last person slaughtered in the name of U.S. law and order. There are today dozens more people scheduled to be killed by states, according to Amnesty International.
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