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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. 417 - Don't you want a leader who fights for us in Congress? Here's what we can do!

3/3/2021
The Breakdown with Shaun King # 417 - Don't you want a leader who fights for us in Congress? Here's what we can do! Description: @GaryChambersJr has been fighting for the people his whole life! You've seen it! But now he needs us to step up and fight for him! Early voting starts THIS WEEKEND in Louisiana and Gary needs our help! Listen to today's episode to learn of all the ways you can help him right now, from wherever you are. He needs us to volunteer for him - online and offline. On the...

Duration:00:13:49

Ep. 416 - Is it OK to make fake videos of our ancestors or heroes?

3/1/2021
Like you, I am seeing all of the newly created videos of Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman, but I'm not sure how I feel about. They are equal parts fascinating and eerie. What do you think? This podcast is produced by The North Star, a Black-owned and operated independent media platform for liberation-journalism. If you want to support The Breakdown and the work we do, head on over to https://www.thenorthstar.com/ for more content.

Duration:00:13:34

Ep. 415 - Got Money for Wars, But Can't Feed the Poor

2/26/2021
Yesterday Joe Biden dropped bombs on Syria, but just can't find a way to send people the stimulus checks he said would be in the mail immediately after he got elected. It's almost March. What I know is this - governments get done what they want to get done. This government simply lacks the will to help everyday people. This podcast is produced by The North Star, a Black-owned and operated independent media platform for liberation-journalism. If you want to support The Breakdown and the work...

Duration:00:16:40

Ep. 414 - Are we supposed to be silent when Democrats do wrong?

2/25/2021
Yesterday, a beloved leader in New York came forward to say that she was sexually assaulted and harassed by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. She provided detailed receipts, text messages, and emails - and gave names, dates, and locations. And by and large, prominent Democrats were COMPLETELY SILENT. I mean nothing. And here's what I know - if the exact same person, wrote the exact same story, with the exact same evidence, but Cuomo's name was substituted with Donald Trump - Democrats would be...

Duration:00:13:46

Ep. 413 - The Fort Wayne 3

2/24/2021
Last week in Fort Wayne, Indiana - a violent white supremacist walked up to a car with 3 Black teenagers and unloaded his gun on them - killing Josh Cooper and Andy Retic and critically injuring Jaylin Rice. Let me unpack and explain the case and then let's plan on doing everything we can to support these families. We paid for their funerals through @GrassrootsLaw but they are going to need a lot more help. This podcast is produced by The North Star, a Black-owned and operated independent...

Duration:00:12:58

Ep. 412 - One Year Ago Today a Black Man was Lynched in America

2/23/2021
Today I wanted to take a moment to help us remember the gravity of what happened in this country one year ago today - as three brutal white supremacists targeted, chased and murdered Ahmaud Arbery. And police and prosecutors colluded together to make sure those men were never held accountable. Until we organized together to change everything. When we organize, we win. This podcast is produced by The North Star, a Black-owned and operated independent media platform for liberation-journalism....

Duration:00:15:06

Ep. 411 - If Nazi's are still being arrested for the Holocaust, we need Carolyn Bryant arrested for the murder of Emmett Till

2/22/2021
This weekend we learned that a 95-year-old Nazi was arrested and deported by the American government for being a guard during the Holocaust in 1945. I'm glad about this. I just want the American government to give African Americans this same type of justice. They can start with arresting Carolyn Bryant for her essential role in the murder of Emmett Till. She's 8 years younger than the Nazi guard and Emmett's murder happened 10 years after the Holocaust. As long as she's living, we should...

Duration:00:10:33

Ep. 410 - Ted Cruz Sucks

2/18/2021
Maybe it's because he has been in the shadows of Donald Trump for the past 6 years, but DAMN Ted Cruz sucks. This man is a monster and doesn't really get enough credit for how truly horrible he is. Now listen, I didn't expect him to have the heart required to stay home and serve and help his state as they suffer through a once-in-a-lifetime snowstorm. The man has proven over and over again that he doesn't have the heart to help people who are hurting, but you'd at least think he'd have the...

Duration:00:13:33

Ep. 409 - Why Texas is Struggling Right Now

2/17/2021
As I speak, millions of people in Texas are without power, heat, gas, and water. People are literally dying. And hungry. And freezing. And politicians like Texas Governor Greg Abbott somehow have the time to go on Fox News and blame Democrats and policies like the Green New Deal. But here's the thing - Texas is literally controlled by Republicans on every level. The Governor, the Lt. Governor, the Attorney General, and both Senators are all conservative Republicans. And when stuff goes wrong...

Duration:00:15:24

Ep. 408 - With impeachment over, Trump can no longer be the boogeyman for Democrats

2/16/2021
Trump is a monster. He's a horrible human being. But he's no longer President. He is no longer on Twitter - or any platform for that matter. And he wasn't convicted by the Senate in the impeachment proceedings. Soooooo.... Democrats can no longer use him as the excuse for their lack of progress on so many issues. Listen - I truly think Trump caused real political problems - but I also think Democrats blamed him for problems that he frequently had next to nothing to do with - like mass...

Duration:00:16:52

Ep. 407 - Did you know that I help lead an organization called Real Justice?

2/12/2021
I am going to spend more time unpacking and explaining for people the work that I do as a civil and human rights leader. I am the Co-Founder of @RealJustice. It is possibly the most impactful work of my life. We are the single most important organization in the nation that focuses exclusively on electing District Attorneys across the country. After we elect DA's, we partner with them to help them keep their campaign promises. We support them as they are attacked from every side. We consult...

Duration:00:13:29

Ep. 406 - Have you watched the first few days of the 2nd impeachment of Donald Trump?

2/11/2021
Democrats have been masterful, but one thing that struck me as both poetic and painful, is the brand new video of Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman, the Black man we first learned about last month for his role in saving lives at the Capitol - now saving the life of Senator Mitt Romney. It's a metaphor in some ways to me. An underpaid, undervalued Black man, in a profession that most often hates his guts, in a building that has fought against Black power for decades, putting his life on...

Duration:00:15:17

Ep. 405 - This change with policing in Denver needs to happen in every city in America

2/10/2021
WOW! I've been waiting to see the results of this 6 month long pilot program taking away thousands of 911 calls from the Denver Police and sending them instead to a trained team of compassionate first responders. Guess what?Not a single arrest was made. They never even needed the help of the Denver Police. And SO MANY lives were saved. Let me break it down for you. If you listen to The Breakdown and want to help support the work we do, consider becoming a member of our Patreon at...

Duration:00:11:12

Ep. 404 - Man arrested in Capitol attack says he worked for the FBI

2/9/2021
Thomas Edward Caldwell, who was arrested for playing a role in the attack on the United States Capitol says he worked for the FBI and has had a top secret security clearance since 1979. Let's dig in to what's really going on here.If you listen to The Breakdown and want to help support the work we do, consider becoming a member of our Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/thebreakdown for exclusive members perks and early access to content.

Duration:00:15:35

Ep. 403 - We only have 6 weeks to send Gary Chambers to Congress!

2/8/2021
This weekend I traveled to Louisiana to campaign for my dear friend and brother Gary Chambers in his run for Congress in their upcoming special election. What I saw all over the state with Gary inspired me. We have to do everything we can to send this man to Congress to not only represent Louisiana, but to represent ALL of us. Today, I'll tell you how we can all work together to do just that. If you listen to The Breakdown and want to help support the work we do, consider becoming a member...

Duration:00:11:52

Ep. 402 - The one New Year's Resolution that I have kept so far in 2021!

2/4/2021
I wanna share the one life tip that I've tried to put to good use so far in 2021. It's given me extra time and emotional energy to be super productive and focused on my goals. And I hope it helps you as well!

Duration:00:13:17

Ep. 401 - White police would never brutalize a 9-year-old white girl

2/3/2021
It's taken me days to allow my anger and fury to simmer just a bit on this. Yes, I saw the video of the 9-year-old Black girl being brutalized by police in Rochester, New York. Here are my thoughts. If you listen to The Breakdown and want to help support the work we do, consider becoming a member of our Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/thebreakdown for exclusive members perks and early access to content.

Duration:00:15:48

Ep. 400 - This is What Happens When We Come Together!

2/2/2021
Wow! In less than 24 hours, over 8,000 of us raised nearly $260,000 to purchase Michael Thompson a new home, a new car, and get his life started. This is what happens when we come together for good. Today is one of those days where I just want to say thank you - and want us to use our imagination on what else we could do in the world! If you listen to The Breakdown and want to help support the work we do, consider becoming a member of our Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/thebreakdown for...

Duration:00:08:35

Ep. 399 - Let's buy Michael Thompson a new home together

2/1/2021
Michael Thompson served 25 hard years in prison for selling weed. We fought to get him released and he's finally free. But the State of Michigan left him with nothing. And some apartments won't even rent to him. So we're going to come together, pull our money together, and buy him a brand new home. He already picked it out and I already told him how generous you all are. Let's do this! The link is in my bio on Instagram. If you listen to The Breakdown and want to help support the work we do,...

Duration:00:07:37

Ep. 398 - GameStop, Robinhood, and how big money just tried to clobber everyday investors

1/29/2021
Let me try to explain the madness of what's going on right now with GameStop, the investing app Robinhood, and so much more. Even if you aren't an investor, let me unpack why this matters to all of us. If you listen to The Breakdown and want to help support the work we do, consider becoming a member of our Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/thebreakdown for exclusive members perks and early access to content.

Duration:00:19:15