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A daily podcast from The North Star where Shaun King will analyze and break down the most pressing news stories of the day. Every Monday through Friday, Shaun will not only unpack stories of injustice, racism and corruption, but will also tell you who's fighting back and how we can support and join them.

A daily podcast from The North Star where Shaun King will analyze and break down the most pressing news stories of the day. Every Monday through Friday, Shaun will not only unpack stories of injustice, racism and corruption, but will also tell you who's fighting back and how we can support and join them.
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A daily podcast from The North Star where Shaun King will analyze and break down the most pressing news stories of the day. Every Monday through Friday, Shaun will not only unpack stories of injustice, racism and corruption, but will also tell you who's fighting back and how we can support and join them.

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Episodes

Ep. 36 - Black Trans Women are Being Murdered

5/21/2019
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Shaun King dedicates today’s episode of The Breakdown to Muhlaysia Booker. Muhlaysia was a Black transgender woman who was shot and killed this weekend - and this horrible violence against her must push us to action. Shaun pushes all of us to confront the violence toward Black trans women in our country, and breaks down what we must do to intervene.

Duration:00:22:38

Ep. 35 - Forgive All Student Loan Debt

5/20/2019
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On today’s episode of The Breakdown, Shaun King celebrates Robert F. Smith’s announcement to forgive the student loan debt of every graduating senior at Morehouse College. Shaun uses the story as a jumping-off point to dig into the student loan crisis in this country and then closes with his thoughts on Grady Wayne Wilkes.

Duration:00:13:49

Ep. 34 - Seeking Justice for Pamela Turner

5/17/2019
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On today’s episode of The Breakdown, Shaun digs into the horrible police shooting that happened earlier this week in Baytown, Texas. He lays out an important action step in order to press for justice in this case and then leaves us with a heartwarming story to end the difficult week on a note of hope.

Duration:00:15:59

Ep. 33 - Joe Biden is the Father of Modern Mass Incarceration

5/16/2019
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On today’s episode of The Breakdown, Shaun King breaks down Joe Biden’s recent comments defending his 1994 Crime Bill. To understand what the implications are of defending this bill, Shaun needs us to understand that mass incarceration in America was designed and planned to criminalize Blackness.

Duration:00:32:39

Ep. 32 - “Do you really understand Roe v. Wade?”

5/15/2019
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On today’s episode of The Breakdown, Shaun King unpacks how the recent measures in Georgia and Alabama that ban a woman’s right to choose could become law in 2019. Shaun digs into the constitutional history of Roe v. Wade and explains what it actually says today. There is so much outrage in the country over these measures, and Shaun needs us to understand that our organizing must match our outrage.

Duration:00:18:40

Ep. 31 - Protect Rashida Tlaib

5/14/2019
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On today’s episode of The Breakdown, Shaun King unpacks the lies that conservatives are telling about Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib of Detroit. Yesterday, conservatives tried to frame Rashida Tlaib with a quote about the Holocaust that she never actually said, the mainstream media irresonsibly repeated the lie, and Shaun digs in to the larger context about what this means for conversations about Palestine in America.

Duration:00:19:11

Ep. 30 - You Asked, Shaun Answers

5/13/2019
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On today's episode of The Breakdown, Shaun answers questions that our listeners have sent in over the last two months.

Duration:00:28:24

Ep. 29 - The Red Sox chose whiteness over everything else

5/10/2019
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On today’s episode of The Breakdown, Shaun King unpacks the decision of the Red Sox to visit the White House yesterday. Every white player and coach chose to visit President Trump despite the concerns of players and staff of color, and Shaun breaks down how this is a metaphor for white privilege in America.

Duration:00:14:21

Ep. 28 - Shoot ‘em

5/9/2019
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On today’s episode of the Breakdown, Shaun King unpacks three stories: Trump laughing at the idea of immigrants being shot, progress in Tennessee thanks to our action steps, and students being shamed for not being able to afford school lunch. Each of these stories are just the tip of the iceberg, and Shaun is here to dive deeper with you.

Duration:00:15:00

Ep. 27 - Sandra Bland filmed her own arrest

5/8/2019
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On today’s episode of the Breakdown, Shaun King unpacks new footage that Sandra Bland filmed when she was being arrested. This footage was kept from the public until now which exposes the disturbing truth about prosecutors, DAs, and our justice system.

Duration:00:16:08

Ep. 26 - What Black Lives Matter Has Accomplished

5/7/2019
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In today’s good news episode of The Breakdown, Shaun King unpacks two bills that have the potential to impact the way that police brutality is legislated and encourages you to widely celebrate the importance of these bills so that no one can claim that Black Lives Matter “hasn’t accomplished anything.”

Duration:00:15:51

Ep. 25 - How to choose who to support for President

5/6/2019
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In today’s episode of The Breakdown, Shaun King breaks down how to figure out which candidate to support in the 2020 American presidential election and lays out why now is exactly the right moment to make that choice.

Duration:00:18:18

Ep. 24 - Young black engineer murdered by white neighbor

5/3/2019
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On today’s episode of The Breakdown, Shaun King outlines how you can help the family whose worst nightmare came true on April 15 when their Black son was murdered by his white neighbor, and who you can contact to take action against the Speaker of the House in Nashville who had his office falsify evidence to get a young Black man sent to jail.

Duration:00:22:22

Ep. 23 - Police Officer Convicted of Murder in Minnesota

5/2/2019
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On today's episode of The Breakdown, Shaun King reports on the first murder conviction of a police officer in Minnesota's history and digs into why this conviction didn't surprise anybody.

Duration:00:13:09

Ep. 22 - The 911 call after the murder of Botham Jean

5/1/2019
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On today’s episode of The Breakdown, Shaun King unpacks and explains new audio that was just released from the 911 call made immediately after the murder of Botham Jean.

Duration:00:19:02

Ep. 21 - Tribute to John Singleton

4/30/2019
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On today’s episode of The Breakdown, Shaun King unpacks and explains the life and legacy of the brilliant filmmaker, John Singleton, who passed away on April 29. Shaun will also play and break down several clips from Boyz N The Hood — the most acclaimed film ever made by Singleton.

Duration:00:18:38

Ep. 20 - Good news, Jay Z, and Ady Barkan

4/29/2019
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On this week’s good news episode of The Breakdown, Shaun King shares nothing but good news with stories featuring Jay Z and Shaun’s personal hero, Ady Barkan.

Duration:00:19:27

Ep. 19 - Do you even have the right to vote?

4/26/2019
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In today’s episode, Shaun King breaks down the history of voting rights in America. As presidential candidates are starting to be asked about their stance on whether incarcerated people deserve the right to vote, Shaun needs us to understand the deep-rooted, and constitutional background of the issue.

Duration:00:24:09

Ep. 18 - #JusticeForLucca

4/25/2019
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In today’s episode, Shaun King unpacks a horrible case of police brutality that occurred on April 18th against Lucca Rolle. Lucca was an unarmed, non-violent, 15-year-old boy getting McDonald’s in Coral Springs, FL when the police showed up. Shaun tells us what happened next, what it means, and what to do about it.

Duration:00:18:04

Ep. 17 - Spring Break

4/22/2019
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Instead of a full episode, today's segment of the Breakdown is a quick message from Shaun.

Duration:00:00:52