Shaun King,

Shaun King

New York, United States

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  • Unknown
  • Common Dreams
  • The Intercept
  • New York Daily News
  • The Guardian

Past articles by Shaun:

Shaun King: Justice For Atatiana Jefferson

On this Saturday morning, Fort Worth Police Officer Aaron Dean shot and killed 28 year old Atatiana Jefferson from outside of her own bedroom window as she was playing video games with her 8 year old nephew Zion. → Read More

Shaun King Discusses Releasing His Financial Records

Just a few minutes ago, I released a 72 page report on every single penny I’ve ever raised since the Black Lives Matter Movement began. When you can, you can go to to check it out. → Read More

History Has Taught Us That Concentration Camps Should Be Liberated. We Can't Wait Until 2020.

This is why we say that cruelty is the point. It's not an accident. These systems are cruel by design... "Yes, we do have concentration camps," began the stinging critique of the Trump administration’s immigration detention facilities. It was written earlier this week by the editorial board of the Salt Lake Tribune, in the reliably conservative state of Utah. → Read More

Sudan’s Military Is Killing Pro-Democracy Protesters. Trump Doesn’t Care — but We Should.

After the ousting of dictator Omar al-Bashir, the Sudanese military has cracked down and killed at least 100 civil rights protesters. → Read More

Mass Shootings, Dinner, and the Cognitive Dissonance of Just Living in America

To get through dinner, to get through a movie or a game, we must temporarily suspend our knowledge that people are being slaughtered all around us. → Read More

Shaun King: Grateful That We Got To Experience John Singleton’s Greatness

Yesterday was a sad and difficult day for the culture, for filmmaking, definitely for all of Los Angeles – but particularly South Central, and certainly a major loss for the friends and family of John Singleton. → Read More

Shaun King: Police Treat Our Black Kids Like Animals

On last Thursday, when school was let out of J.P. Taravella High School, Black families were forced to learn a painful lesson that what makes white families feel safe in Coral Springs can actually be a grave danger for Black children. After school was let out, as they often do, hundreds of kids began walking home → Read More

Shaun King: Brands With Blackface Designs

By now you’ve probably seen the photos, but over the past few weeks, we’ve seen a barrage of fashion megabrands release completely racist clothing styles. They are so outrageously offensive that it strains credulity to believe what we are witnessing is nothing more than an accidental comedy of unintentional errors. → Read More

Four Reasons I’m Cautiously Optimistic About the Democratic Party in 2020

Democrats in Congress are hiring diverse staffs, embracing policies that are progressive, and engaging in a vibrant presidential primary process. → Read More

Shaun King: We Need To Find The Man Who Murdered Jazmine Barnes

Before I started this morning I want to wish each and every one of you a Happy New Year. I have some serious and heavy news to share with you already, but I want you to hear something loud and clear from this morning. → Read More

Why It’s a Big Deal That Four Black Candidates Won Their State Attorney General Races

The candidates have made strong pledges on criminal justice reform, protection of immigrant families, and much more. → Read More

Trump Is Blaming the Media for One of the Worst Weeks in Modern American History — but His Own Support for Violent Bigotry Is to Blame

The Pittsburgh attacker blamed Jews for bringing migrants into the U.S. There’s a direct connection to Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric. → Read More

Staggering Voter Suppression In Georgia Could Keep Democrats Out of Power

Some 53,000 voter registration applications were denied by Brian Kemp’s office. Those 53,000 votes could determine whether he is elected governor. → Read More

My Morehouse Brother Chinedu Okobi Died After Being Electrocuted by Police. Tasers Are Not “Less Lethal” Weapons.

Axon, the company formerly known as Taser, markets its electric shock guns as “less lethal,” but police keep killing people with these weapons. → Read More

Let’s Use Social Media to Put Pressure on Saudi Arabia Over Jamal Khashoggi’s Disappearance

The internet won't let go of the story of Jamal Khashoggi's apparent assassination — and that's a good thing for justice. → Read More

Shaun King: Last Chance To Register To Vote!

As you already know, the upcoming midterm elections may very well be the most important and consequential of our lifetime. → Read More

The Best Evidence That the NFL Effectively Banned Colin Kaepernick? His Name Is Eric Reid.

Eric Reid was the first NFL player to join Colin Kaepernick in his anthem protest. He can't get a job in the NFL this season. → Read More

The Aftermath of Botham Jean’s Killing Shows Why We Need to Cope With the Community Trauma of Police Brutality

The mental health effects of police brutality on whole communities needs to be something we talk about and reckon with. → Read More

Why We Should Be Protesting the National Anthem

Athletes are always forced to disclaim that they're not protesting the national anthem — but we should be. → Read More

Black Police Group Supports Nike Deal with Colin Kaepernick Despite Police Unions’ Boycott

The black police group's support came after a national police association called for a boycott of Nike for signing an endorsement deal with Colin Kaepernick. → Read More