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The Breakdown with Shaun King

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Join Shaun as he unpacks the most important stories of injustice, racism and corruption, but also tells you who's fighting back and how you can support and join them with practical action steps.

Join Shaun as he unpacks the most important stories of injustice, racism and corruption, but also tells you who's fighting back and how you can support and join them with practical action steps.

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Join Shaun as he unpacks the most important stories of injustice, racism and corruption, but also tells you who's fighting back and how you can support and join them with practical action steps.

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English


Episodes

Ep. 519 - My biggest concern about jury selection for the men who murdered Ahmaud Arbery

10/18/2021
Jury selection is currently underway in the trial of the 3 men who murdered Ahmaud Arbery. I have several concerns, but one troubles me more than most. Today I’ll unpack that and also discuss the death of Colin Powell.

Duration:00:24:44

Ep. 518 - Go now to FreeJuliusJones.com & call 405-777-7840

10/15/2021
In 33 days Oklahoma is scheduled to execute an innocent young Black man for a crime he did not commit. The Oklahoma Board of Pardon & Parole already voted 3-1 to stop this execution and give Julius life in prison, but the Governor is ignoring his own board full of conservative appointees. That’s why we need you. Please go now to FreeJuliusJones.com to learn all about the case and then call 405.777.7840. I am counting on you. Julius is counting on you. Together we are strong.

Duration:00:18:32

Ep. 517 - Why I think Kyrie should be able to play

10/14/2021
Make this make sense. In a city where 16,700 NYPD officers refuse to get vaccinated, but aren’t mandated to get it, in spite of 61 of them dying from it, and them spreading it all over New York, this same city is requiring Kyrie to get it if he wants to play. While also not requiring the opposing team to have it. Scientifically, that makes no sense whatsoever.

Duration:00:17:13

Ep. 516 - Let’s talk a little more about the Dave Chappelle special

10/13/2021
This will probably be the last time I talk about it, but I had just a few more lingering thoughts I wanted to share and clarify. Feel free to push back. We can do that here.

Duration:00:14:06

Ep. 515 - Jon Gruden just proved Dave Chappelle’s main idea

10/12/2021
Last week it was discovered that Jon Gruden, head coach of the NFL’s Las Vegas Raiders said about as ugly and anti-Black a remark as someone could make. And he kept his job. His team defended him. Then it was just discovered that he said some homophobic stuff as well. And that was just too much. This was the main idea of Dave Chappelle’s latest Netflix special. Let’s talk about it.

Duration:00:11:19

Ep. 514 - My Mental Health…and Yours.

10/11/2021
For the first time in my life, I am attempting to take my mental health seriously. I want to unpack what that means for me and what it might mean for you.

Duration:00:17:42

Ep. 513 - Something just happened in Georgia that almost NEVER happens when we fight for justice

9/3/2021
Yesterday Jackie Johnson, the longtime DA of Glynn County, deep in Georgia, was charged with multiple crimes for her role in the murder and coverup of Ahmaud Arbery. Let me tell you why this matters so much

Duration:00:13:31

Ep. 512 - Climate change is real and it's impacting us right here, right now.

9/2/2021
After Hurricane Ida devastated Louisiana, it just hit us hard here in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania - with entire communities flooded, tornadoes everywhere, roads and trains shut down, and more. Nearly a dozen people died overnight. Let me unpack and explain what's really going on.

Duration:00:16:29

Ep. 511 - GoFundMe publicly confirms I've never stolen from anyone on their website

9/1/2021
It's foolish that it came to this, but it was necessary nonetheless. Let me unpack and explain it.

Duration:00:19:11

Ep. 510 - Free Marvin Guy

8/31/2021
Since before the Black Lives Matter Movement started, an innocent Black man named Marvin Guy has been languishing in the local county jail without every going to trial and without ever being convicted of a crime. It's almost been 8 years. This is an abomination. Today, on Marvin's behalf, I am asking for your help.

Duration:00:12:58

Ep. 509 - Tomorrow we are launching a campaign to save a Black man's life

8/30/2021
I need your help, but most of all, he's going to need your help. And together we can do some of the most important work of our lives.

Duration:00:07:02

Ep. 508 - Now that they have power, will the Democrats do right by us?

8/27/2021
While I'm on the road this week, the staff at The North Star will be playing re-run episodes of The Breakdown as well as some of our favorite episodes from some of our other podcast series. Thanks for tuning in! Democrats narrowly control the House, Senate, and Presidency - the real question I have now is this - what will they do with it? Because it already looks like Republicans are going to play hardball as usual. Will Democrats fold and get nothing done, or will they muster up the...

Duration:00:13:38

Ep. 507 - How much has our country truly changed since Rodney King was beaten 30 years ago?

8/26/2021
While I'm on the road this week, the staff at The North Star will be playing re-run episodes of The Breakdown as well as some of our favorite episodes from some of our other podcast series. Thanks for tuning in! 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...

Duration:00:14:51

Ep. 506 - Police don't make us safe

8/25/2021
While I'm on the road this week, the staff at The North Star will be playing re-run episodes of The Breakdown as well as some of our favorite episodes from some of our other podcast series. Thanks for tuning in! Across the country, as certain types of crime have increased, people are defaulting to the same tired answer we've seen before... more police and more money for the police. But this actually doesn't work. At all. And for Black communities, it can actually make things much worse.

Duration:00:10:16

Ep. 506 - In the Black: Economic Wellness & The Pressures of Money

8/24/2021
While I'm on the road this week, the staff at The North Star will be playing some of our favorite episodes from some of our other podcast series. Today, here's one of our favorites from Sick Empire. On this episode of Sick Empire we explore the health of Black wealth. Host Branden Janese interviews two brilliant financial pundits, Tiffany Hawkins and Allan Boomer of The Momentum Advisors. You'll hear candid conversations surrounding Black finances. We dive into topics surrounding the...

Duration:00:42:28

Ep. 504 - The Wealth Gap of the Middle Class

8/23/2021
While I'm on the road this week, the staff at The North Star will be playing some of our favorite episodes from some of our other podcast series. Today, here's the latest episode of The Momentum Advisors Show where they are breaking down the absurd wealth gap that exists within our modern middle class. I'm sure many of us will relate! It's a great one! Be sure to subscribe to them on your favorite podcasting platform! Keeping liquid savings on hand in case of an emergency is one area...

Duration:00:58:29

Ep. 503 - California town evacuates but plans to leave incarcerated people behind

8/19/2021
Wildfires are raging in California right now and one town, Susanville, which only exists because of the two prisons that support the local economy, is now in the direct line of the fire. As people begin making plans to leave, local officials are demanding that they make everybody that's locked up stay behind and suffer.

Duration:00:18:07

Ep. 502 - Why everybody must stop comparing the coronavirus vaccine to the Tuskegee Experiment

8/18/2021
Let me teach you a little bit about what the Tuskegee Experiment - because I see thousands of people completely spreading misinformation about what it actually was. In many ways, it was the exact opposite of where we are right now in the coronavirus pandemic. Let me unpack and explain it.

Duration:00:17:36

Ep. 501 - The US was right to leave Afghanistan, but did an utterly horrible job exiting.

8/17/2021
What a mess. After a trillion dollars from taxpayers was spent in Afghanistan, the United States left a government and military behind that clearly had no willingness or ability to defend itself. The whole thing was a failure. Let me unpack and explain it.

Duration:00:21:09

Ep. 500 - The State of Florida is Stealing Black Babies

8/16/2021
I planned to do a celebration episode for Episode #500 today, but this story is so infuriating that we had to interrupt that to get to this outrageous story. It's painful, but I need you to hear it. And I'll give you some action steps as well.

Duration:00:24:01