Culture critic, communications consultant, podcast host, and award-winning writer
Jamilah’s written work has been featured via a host of print and digital platforms, including Essence, Mic, The Guardian, Colorlines, The Washington Post, The Columbia Journalism Review, The Nation and The New York Times.
Currently, she pens a weekly advice column for Slate’s ‘Care and Feeding’ parenting section and is a co-host for the Mom and Dad Are Fighting podcast.
Jamilah has appeared as a commentator on various news programs for CNN, ABC, CBS, BET, Buzzfeed, MTV2, and MSNBC, as well as Comedy Central’s ‘The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore’ and ‘The Daily Show with Trevor Noah’.
In 2018, she launched The Lemieux Group, a consulting firm that provides communications, public relations and crisis management services. In this capacity, Jamilah served as the Communications and Engagement Strategist to Cynthia Nixon’s campaign for governor of New York and as a Communications Strategist for Girls for Gender Equity, a leading grassroots organizing, advocacy, policy and service delivery organization centering youth of color within the racial and gender justice movement.
As a public speaker, Jamilah has addressed countless audiences at schools, conferences and cultural events, including the official commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the death of Malcolm X. Her previous public speaking appearances include panels, keynotes and hosting duties at Columbia University, Vassar College, Howard University, SXSW, Georgetown, NYU, the Brooklyn Museum, Penn State, Morehouse College, Emory, the Claremont Colleges, the University of Iowa, Washington University in St. Louis and Harvard University.
Jamilah has been featured on The Root 100 list of the nation’s most influential African Americans, and has been honored by Planned Parenthood, the New York City Council, the New York State Senate, Black Women’s Blueprint, Walker’s Legacy and the Delta Rho Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.