Your success really depends on how you perceive your life and Jamilah Lemieux who is the columnist for Ebony.com, projected her growth as an inspiration for many Afro-Americans. Her steadfast determination can be predicted from the fact that she decided to have a daughter right after splitting up with a two-year boyfriend. During her overwhelming and lonely times, she said that becoming a parent was slightly worse than death, but the happiness of being a mother was worth it.
The Mystery about His Boyfriend!
The fact that the columnist is a mother to an adorable daughter is like an open book but what about her father? Well, Jamilah Lemieux is reluctant to share the name of her daughter’s father but claims that they co-parent their daughter and are equally involved in raising their daughter.
Jamilah was never married and doesn’t have a husband, but she dated a man for two years. During that, the couple was really committed towards each other. After a torrid fight, their relationship ended, but even after their relationship ended, she came to light about her pregnancy.
During an interview with Huffington Post, she said that
“At the time I was incredibly in love with this person who was no longer in love with me. There was a lot of shame because I was going into single motherhood.”
Caption: Jamilah with her daughter Naima
But she decided to give birth to her baby and welcomed a daughter named Naima Freedom Lemieux-Giles on 29th March 2013. Even though her then-boyfriend is married to another woman, he still co-parents their daughter.
Well, the mystery about his boyfriend remains intact, and it will be interesting to see what future holds for her and her daughter.
Career and Progression:
The cultural critic is the attendee of the Howard University, and in 2011 she reached the peak of fame when she became the editor for Ebony.com. During her early days, she was the editor of news and lifestyle, but in 2014 her sincere work ethic led her to the promotion, and she worked as the senior editor for a year.
Then after one year of promotion, she became the senior editor but this time for the print magazine. She contributed to numerous publications including The Guardian, The New York Times, The Nation, The Washington Post and much more. The recipient of three-time Black Weblog Awards has many TV and radio appearances to her credit.
During 2015, she was even named as one of the “Root 100” which is the list of most influential Afro-Americans.
Jamilah Lemieux’s Short Bio and Family:
The renowned columnist was born in Chicago, Illinois on 22nd July 1984 which makes her age 33. As per wiki sources, she was born to influential Afro American family as her father; David was one of the members of Black Panther Party. The columnist at Ebony.com belongs to Afro-American ethnicity and is known for addressing cultural issues. Her height as a columnist stands as an achievement for her, but even physically she is blessed with a tall stature.