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Jamilah Lemieux's Bio:
Jamilah Lemieux is Chicago native and graduate of Howard University. For five years, she galvanized a broad national audience with her writings on gender politics, race relations and tales of her journey via her popular site, The Beautiful Struggler. Now serving as the Digital News and Lifestyle Editor for the iconic EBONY brand, she has been hailed as one of the smartest, sharpest young editors in the online world. A 2007 and 2008 Black Weblog Award Winner for Best Personal Blog (Popular Vote) and 2010 winner for Best Microblog, Lemieux and has conducted/participated in numerous panel discussions about social media networking, women's issues and relationships. In 2010, she was ranked #94 on Black Web 2.0?s list of "The Most Influential Black Women on Twitter" and she was a 2013 NABJ Salute to Excellence Award finalist. Lemieux's work has been featured in EBONY, JET and Essence magazines and she has also been a contributing writer for a host of digital publications, including Clutch, The Loop, Hello Beautiful, Madame Noire and Essence.com. A proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, she resides in Brooklyn.
Jamilah Lemieux's Experience:
Columnist at The LoopMarch 2011 - October 2011
Wrote articles about politics, pop culture, race and gender.
Contributing Writer at Madame NoireJune 2010 - October 2011
Wrote a weekly column about sexuality; went on to contribute 3-5 articles weekly about pop culture, dating, race and and gender politics.
Online Columnist at Essence MagazineMay 2010 - October 2011
Contributed weekly articles about relationships, race and popular culture.
Writer/Contributing Editor at ClutchApril 2010 - October 2011
Contributed articles on various subjects with a focus on race, gender, sexuality and pop culture. As an editor, was responsible for accepting pitches, reviewing articles and helping writers to develop the best possible content for one of the most-loved sites for young women of color.
Writer at The Beautiful StrugglerOctober 2006 - October 2011
Award-wining musings on culture, race, gender, romance and twenty-something life in The Big Apple.
News and Lifestyle Editor, Digital at Ebony MagazineOctober 2011
Works alongside the Editorial Director as a senior level editor; contributed greatly to the successful relaunch of EBONY.com in early 2012, helping to develop content strategy, site features, branding, etc. Has served as the lead editor for the majority of the site's verticals, including News, Entertainment & Culture, Love & Sex, Wellness and Life since the launch of the site. Has recruited the site's most popular contributors and manages a pool of 25+ freelance writers. Conceptualized the site's first content series, "MANifest: Black Men Tackle Struggle, Identity and Power." Developed the site's social media strategy and currently maintains both the brand's Facebook and Twitter accounts.
Jamilah Lemieux's Education:
Howard University2002 – 2007BFA
Jamilah Lemieux's Interests & Activities:
Race, gender, feminism, sexuality, parenting.