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

Follow Nia at @artactivistnia.

Anarchy in the Archives: Zine Project Brings Punks of Color to the Academy

A new project is working to make sure that zines by people of color are easy to find and share.

Where Do You Draw the Line Between Privacy and Public Safety? [Reader Forum]

Readers sound off on the policing of people of color everywhere, from the streets to between the sheets.

What's the Best Way to Prevent Another Sandy Hook? [Reader Forum]

Colorlines readers responds to the White House’s proposals to prevent gun violence.

Are Films About Slavery Obligated To Tell The Truth? [Reader Forum]

Colorlines readers debate the value of ‘Django Unchained’ and share non-fiction resources regarding slavery.

Are For-Profit Colleges Good or Bad for Students of Color? [Reader Forum]

A Colorlines reader explains both the appeal and the darker side of for-profit colleges.

Should Black Women Have To Straighten Their Hair To Be On TV? [Reader Forum]

Colorlines readers sounds off on perms, police, and the school-to-prison pipeline.

How Far Could You Stretch A Food Stamp Budget? [Reader Forum]

Colorlines readers advise Mayor Cory Booker how to eat on a food stamp budget.

Could Your Kid Be Thrown In Jail For Wearing the Wrong Socks? [Reader Forum]

Colorlines readers respond to the shocking details of a Mississippi school-to-prison pipeline.

Beyond the Spin Covers Facing Race

Public Radio Exchange’s “Beyond the Spin” covers Facing Race, the largest gathering of racial justice advocates in the country.

From Blackface to Food Stamps, Is All Publicity Good Publicity? [Reader Forum]

Some people will do anything for attention. Colorlines readers respond to the latest race- and poverty-related stunts.

All in the Family: A Thanksgiving Comic Strip

Love doesn’t always come easy, but somehow we find our way.

Racial Justice Can Be Fun -- And We've Got the Pictures to Prove It [Reader Forum]

Weren’t able to join us for Facing Race in Baltimore? Not a problem. Here’s a quick rundown of some key takeaways.

What Are Your Hopes For The Next Four Years? [Reader Forum]

Colorlines readers discuss voter suppression in Florida, and their hopes for the next four years.

Brentin Mock Discusses True The Vote's Florida Shenanigans on Democracy Now

True the Vote claimed the NAACP and SEIU tried to bribe voters into voting for Obama by offering them water as they waited in long lines at the Florida polls. Brentin Mock appears on Democracy Now to debunk these allegations.

Who Has the Right to Portray Nina Simone? [Reader Forum]

Colorlines readers sound off on recently photos leaked of Zoe Saldana with darkened skin and facial prosthetics in order to help her look more like Nina Simone for the upcoming unauthorized bio pic.

Is Obama Taking The Latino Vote for Granted? And Should We Vote For Him Anyway? [Reader Forum]

Obama’s got a terrible record on deportations, but thinks that Republicans have done worse for Latinos. Is he right? readers discuss.

Who Are 'Gangbangers' and Are They Treated Fairly? [Reader Forum]

Colorlines readers respond to the second presidential debate’s heated exchanges on immigrants, women, and diversity vs. fairness.

Could This Be The End Of Affirmative Action? [Reader Forum]

Colorlines readers sound off on the latest threat to affirmative action.

Brentin Mock Discusses Voter ID Laws On Public Radio Exchange's "Living Well Show"

Brentin Mock discussed Voter ID Laws on Public Radio Exchange’s “Living Well Show.”

Is Voter Suppression Becoming Less Common, or Just Less Overt? [Reader Forum]

Colorlines readers discuss the latest efforts by conservatives to paint disenfranchised voters of color as “lazy” or “undeserving” of the right to vote.