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The Breakdown with Shaun King
11 minutes | 6 hours ago
Ep. 453 - When a Monster Threatens to Sue You
Today me, Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner, and our organization, Real Justice, were just threatened with a lawsuit from the evil monster of a man, Carlos Vega, Larry's opponent in the DA's race there in 12 days. Let me break it all down for you. I stand by every word I said.
88 minutes | a day ago
Ep. 452 - New Takeover Episode from Rai King
Blanca and Rai sit down with Dr. Hasina Mohyuddin, a scholar and DEI professional at Vanderbilt University, to hear her story of being a Muslim woman in America. She shares her research with us about the effects of Islamaphobia on children. We also discuss what your workplace can do right now to support its Muslim workers.
15 minutes | 2 days ago
Ep. 451 - I'm never going to stop raising money for these families
Yesterday we raised nearly $100,000 for Myon Burrell, who was wrongly convicted for a murder he had nothing to do with in Minneapolis nearly 20 years ago. He was just a kid and spent 18 years of his life in prison. I'm so grateful for everybody who gave. And I just want to be clear - no matter how many lies people tell on me across the Internet, I am literally never going to stop raising money for these families impacted by police violence, racial injustice, and mass incarceration.
15 minutes | 3 days ago
Ep. 450 - This needs to happen in your hometown
This past week New York City announced that all non-violent mental health calls will be rerouted away from the NYPD and sent instead to mental health professionals. This amounts to nearly 154,000 calls a year - or over 400 calls a day to 911. When it gets instituted, this is going to change the city and change policing in a major way.
14 minutes | 7 days ago
Ep. 449 - A setback in North Carolina but some good news in Georgia and Louisiana
Yesterday, I shouldn't have been surprised, but I was, when a judge ruled that police did NOT have to release body camera footage of their murder of Andrew Brown. Hours later we learned that crime charges would be filed against the men who murdered Ahmaud Arbery. And this morning we just learned that my friend and brother Gary Chambers is launching a brand new organization called Bigger Than Me.
15 minutes | 8 days ago
Ep. 448 - Andrew Brown, Jr.
I need you to know this name and know this story. Police in Elizabeth City, North Carolina executed a Black man named Andrew Brown, Jr. and they refuse to release the body camera footage or even really admit to any of what went down, but what we know so far tells me this is going to be a national case and local police know it.
58 minutes | 9 days ago
Ep. 447 - Where the Money Resides: Compound Interest
Chances are, you've heard of the term "compound interest," but do you know how it really works? If not, you're in the majority: 69% of Americans don't understand it. Compound interest is the "magic pill" that converts your "modest savings" into massive wealth. Through the power of compound interest is how most "everyday" people become millionaires. On this episode we are breaking down how compound interestworks and how to make it work for you--at any age.
18 minutes | 10 days ago
Ep. 446 - A real life supervillain is running for office
When I heard that Carlos Vega was running to be the next District Attorney of Philadelphia, I thought it was a joke. He was literally fired from that office for gross misconduct. In his 35 years there, his department wrongly convicted dozens of innocent people that they framed for crimes they had absolutely nothing to do with. I don't think a more disturbing person is running for office in 2021. Together we have to stop him.
58 minutes | 13 days ago
Ep. 445 - When Self-Care Means Walking Away with Amber Field
Today we have an episode of another podcast produced by The North Star - W.O.C. at Work. Hosted by Rai King and Dr. Blanca Ruiz, it explores what it means to be a W.O.C. at Work by elevating the voices of female-identifying leaders of color in order to shed light on their common experiences as they push for transformational change in organizations across the country.Feel stuck in a job that you know doesn’t serve your needs, but not sure you can walk away? In this episode of WOC at Work, Blanca and Rai talk with Dr. Amber Field about what it looks like to listen to your inner spirit when you know it’s time to move on. Amber talks with the hosts about how she walked away from a “big job” in a white-dominant organization and rested in the fact that even without the titles, salary, and accolades, she-all by herself was enough.
52 minutes | 14 days ago
Ep. 444 - Is Your Money Racist?
When you contribute to your retirement savings do you know what your investments are contributing to? Are your investment dollars circulating wealth into the communities that matter to you the most? Unfortunately, the answer is probably: NO. And the worse news is that your retirement and investment dollars are likely supporting companies and institutions that would rather support immigration, prison complexes, racism and excess gun usage before supporting people that look like you. In this episode we ask you the question ‘Is Your Money Racist?’ and then provide you with the tools on what you can do about it once and for all.
26 minutes | 15 days ago
Ep. 443 - A good day. A bad day. A victory. And a horrible loss.
Yesterday Derek Chauvin was held fully accountable for his murder of George Floyd. He was convicted on all charges. And it was an important victory in the pursuit of justice. While that was being celebrated - we learned of the horrible shooting death of 16 year old Makiyah Bryant in Columbus, Ohio. I'll talk about all of this and more today.
12 minutes | 16 days ago
Now we wait
There is something ugly about the waiting game we are playing right now as the jury deliberates in the trial of Derek Chauvin. The jury is doing what they have to do, but it's like the whole nation knows that our country could fall apart if Chauvin isn't held accountable.
13 minutes | 17 days ago
Ep. 441 - The prosecution did their job. Now it's about to be in the hands of the jury.
The closing arguments in the prosecution of Derek Chauvin are today. For the past 3 weeks, the prosecution did a very good job. Maybe better than I've ever seen in a case against a police officer. I'll explain why and tell you what I truly think will happen next.
8 minutes | 20 days ago
Ep. 440 - Adam Toledo
The Chicago Police shot and killed an unarmed, compliant 13 year old boy and then lied to cover it up.
17 minutes | 21 days ago
Ep. 439 - Heard about the school shooting in Knoxville on Monday? It's not what you think.
On this past Monday, like millions of Americans I got the news that yet another school shooting happened in Knoxville, Tennessee. Except what police and reporters initially stated was all a lie. There was no school shooter. And the only officer who got shot, shot himself. And a young Black boy named Anthony Thompson is dead.
13 minutes | 22 days ago
Ep. 438 - I think we are entering a new dip
If you've read my book, you've seen the concept I have for "The Dip." It's what happens in American society when white people in power feel threatened or insecure. I think we're experiencing some of those tremors right now.
13 minutes | 23 days ago
Ep. 437 - Kim Potter, Earle Brown, the KKK, and the murder of Daunte Wright
Since yesterday we've learned so much more not only about the officer who shot and killed Daunte Wright, but about the deeply racist origins of the town where he was killed.
12 minutes | 24 days ago
Ep. 436 - Daunte Wright
Yesterday police outside of Minneapolis shot and killed an unarmed, non-violent Black man named Daunte Wright after pulling him over for having an air freshener hanging from his rear view mirror. And it's all just too much.
12 minutes | a month ago
Ep. 452 - Why yesterday was the most important day of the Derek Chauvin trial
Yesterday we saw something that we rarely see in murder trials against police officers - we saw and heard the direct supervisor of Derek Chauvin testify against him. I'll play the key moment and break it down for you. I think it could be the single most important moment of the entire trial.
14 minutes | a month ago
Ep. 434 - How much has our country truly changed since Rodney King was beaten 30 years ago?
30 years ago the LAPD brutally beat a Black man named Rodney King and a man with a camcorder a few blocks away just happened to catch it all on film. It was obviously a crime, but not a single officer was held responsible. The question today is this - as we try the men who murdered George Floyd, who clearly committed multiple crimes, will they be held responsible? Clearly police in our nation are still causing harm 30 years later, but will a jury in this country finally say enough is enough?
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