Nia King

New Media & Communications Intern
Oakland, CA

Nia King is a multimedia producer with a passion for social justice. Before joining Colorlines, she worked as a grassroots fundraiser, researcher, and social media marketing specialist for various racial justice and LGBTQ nonprofits. Her writing about race, gender, and sexuality has been published in the journal Women and Performance, and the book Zines in Third Space. She has presented her undergraduate thesis, “Mangos with Chili: Life-Sustaining Performance Art for and by Queer and Transgender People of Color,” at Stanford University, UC Riverside, and the University of Arizona. Her first short film, "The Craigslist Chronicles," has screened at the National Queer Arts Festival, Queer Women of Color Film Festival, York University, University of Toronto, and NYU. Her comics have been published by Colorlines and QWOC Media Wire. She also produces a podcast where she interviews emerging queer and transgender artists of color. She is curren

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Andrea Plaid Discusses "Drop the I-Word" Campaign On MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry Show

Colorlines Drop the I-Word Campaign Manager, Andrea Plaid appeared on MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry Show to discuss the challenges facing immigrant women.

Rinku Sen Appears On CUNYTV's "Independent Sources" To Discuss "Drop The I-Word" Victory

Rinku Sen appeared on CUNYTV’s “Independent Sources” to discuss the AP’s decision to stop using the word “illegal” to describe undocumented immigrants.

Jamilah King Speaks With Free Speech TV At The National Conference For Media Reform

Colorlines reporter and editor Jamilah King discusses the importance of independent journalism with Free Speech TV’s Julianna Forlano at the National Conference for Media Reform.

Who Will Stand Behind Adria Richards? [Reader Forum]

Colorlines readers sound off on the firing of Adria Richards.

Rinku Sen Discusses the Success of 'Drop the I-Word' on Democracy Now!

Rinku Sen appeared on Democracy Now! to discuss the significance of getting the Associated Press to stop using the term “illegal” in reference to people.

Rinku Sen Shares Tips on How To Be A Good Ally on Melissa Harris-Perry Show

What does it take to be a good ally? Well, for starters, listen more and talk less.

How Should We Speak of Our Undocumented Immigrant Parents? [Reader Forum]

Colorlines readers remark on the powerful portraits, taken by 20-year-old Carla Chavarria, of Arizona immigrant women and their moms.

Is Justin Timberlake Making Money Off of Black Music? [Reader Forum]

Is Justin Timberlake appropriating black music, or just appreciating it? readers sound off.

Will Arming Women Prevent Rape? [Reader Forum]

Zerlina Maxwell went on Fox News and put rape culture on blast. Was her message effective? The Colorlines community responds.

Can New York Shame Teens Out of Getting Pregnant? [Reader Forum]

Are New York’s controversial new ads to stop teen pregnancy racist? Colorlines readers sound off.

Do You Accept Bloomberg Businessweek's Apology for Its Racist Magazine Cover? [Reader Forum]

Last week, Bloomberg Businessweek ran a magazine cover featuring caricatures of Black and Latino people swimming in money, feeding it to their dogs, and burning it for warmth. Colorlines’ readers react.

Brentin Mock Discusses BP Oil Spill On MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry Show

Colorlines investigative reporter Brentin Mock discusses the aftermath of the BP oil spill three years later on MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry Show.

Does Beyoncé Need To Talk About Her Blackness? [Reader Forum]

HBO’s Beyonce documentary reached 1.8 million viewers last week, but some fans were disappointed that she didn’t once mention race.

Akiba Solomon Discusses The N-Word on Al-Jazeera

Colorlines’ Akiba Solomon was featured on Al-Jazeera’s “The Stream” as part of a nuanced and in-depth discussion of the “n-word.”

A Black History Month Comic

Nia King illustrates her journey through black history month.

Why Do Black and Latino Youth Struggle in School? [Reader Forum]

Colorlines readers suggest solutions to gun violence and overly punitive measures for school children.

Seth Freed Wessler Speaks On HuffPost Live About Immigration Reform

Seth Freed Wessler spoke on HuffPost Live regarding how immigration reform may expand ICE’s power to racially profile, detain, and incarcerate undocumented immigrants whether they’ve committed crimes or not.

Will Racist Theme Parties Ever Go Out Of Style? [Reader Forum]

Duke University frat throws a racist rager, featuring yellow-face, kimonos, and more. Colorlines readers sound off on why another semester always seems to mean another racist theme party.

Jorge Rivas Discusses "God Made A Farmer" Superbowl Ad On KNBC

Jorge Rivas discusses the “God Made A Farmer” Chrystler Superbowl ad’s whitewashing of the agricultural industry on KNBC.

Was Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's Criticism of 'Girls' Correct? [Reader Forum]

Colorlines readers respond to Donald Glover’s role on “Girls,” high youth murder rates in Chicago, and domestic violence charges levied against a former NFL player.