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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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United States

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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. 465 - I'm back! Thank you for your prayers & support!

6/14/2021
I took the past 2 weeks off to take care of myself, then to help take care of my wife after she had a horrible accident. Today I want to thank you for your love and support and tell you TWO BIG IDEAS that are on my heart.

Duration:00:17:54

Ep. 464 - Reparations for the Tulsa Race Massacre should be a no-brainer

6/2/2021
100 years ago on this very day, the community of Greenwood, known as Black Wall Street, in Tulsa, Oklahoma was nothing but smoldering hot ash after it was bombed and burned and looted not just by white Oklahoman's, but by the local government. And survivors are still demanding reparations. Not a single valid excuse exists for denying them what they deserve.

Duration:00:16:38

Ep. 463 - Police don't make us safe

5/24/2021
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:00:11:46

Ep. 462 - The ceasefire might've started today, but the Apartheid against Palestinians damn sure continued

5/21/2021
Today, on the first day of the ceasefire between Israelis and Palestinians, the brutality and Apartheid conditions from Israeli police and military forces have absolutely continued. As long as the Apartheid continues, peace will not be sustainable.

Duration:00:10:45

Ep. 461 - The lynching of Ronald Greene

5/20/2021
Police murdered Ronald Greene in Louisiana and have worked with politicians for the past 2 years to cover it up, but now the body camera footage has been leaked - exposing them all as the murderous monsters they are

Duration:00:14:21

Ep. 460 - We Won!

5/19/2021
Last night in Philadelphia we won in a blowout with the re-election of Larry Krasner as the District Attorney. It was the single most important election for justice so far in 2021 and meant everything to win big. Also, I reflect on the birthday of our dear brother Malcolm X today.

Duration:00:12:07

Ep. 459 - We Won!

5/19/2021
Last night in Philadelphia we won in a blowout with the re-election of Larry Krasner as the District Attorney. It was the single most important election for justice so far in 2021 and meant everything to win big. Also, I reflect on the birthday of our dear brother Malcolm X today.

Duration:00:09:53

Ep. 459 - The most important election for criminal justice in our lifetime

5/17/2021
I'm in Philadelphia campaigning for Larry Krasner to be reelected as District Attorney. And I want to unpack for you why I think it's the single most important election for criminal justice in our lifetime.

Duration:00:09:53

Ep. 458 - Why we're not always seeing deep systemic change

5/14/2021
Today I want to teach a quick, but important lesson on why, in spite of so much of our hard work on causes, we don't see the deep systemic change we all want to see.

Duration:00:13:33

Ep. 457 - 5 days away from the most important election of the year so far for criminal justice reform

5/13/2021
We are now just 5 days away from Election Day in Philadelphia and I want to tell you why electing Larry Krasner as DA matters to all of us - no matter where we live

Duration:00:10:24

Ep. 456 - Let's talk about Palestine

5/12/2021
Today I want you to hear from two voices I trust on Palestine and the struggle for basic human rights and freedom there.

Duration:00:14:58

Ep. 455 - Jim Clyburn just crushed qualified immunity

5/10/2021
Yesterday Congressman Jim Clyburn, one of the leading Democrats in the country, basically crushed any chance qualified immunity had of passing on the federal level. It's disgusting. Let me break it down.

Duration:00:11:23

Ep. 454 - Olympic Athletes Should Ignore the Ban on Black Lives Matter Gear & Protests

5/7/2021
It's weird, but the Summer Olympics are less than 3 months away. And athletes are just now starting to get detailed notifications that they can't wear anything that says or represents "Black Lives Matter" in any way whatsoever. Black power fists are banned. Taking a knee is banned. But they should all ignore this...together.

Duration:00:07:58

Ep. 453 - When a Monster Threatens to Sue You

5/6/2021
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.

Duration:00:10:35

Ep. 452 - New Takeover Episode from Rai King

5/5/2021
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.

Duration:01:28:00

Ep. 451 - I'm never going to stop raising money for these families

5/4/2021
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.

Duration:00:15:29

Ep. 450 - This needs to happen in your hometown

5/3/2021
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.

Duration:00:14:35

Ep. 449 - A setback in North Carolina but some good news in Georgia and Louisiana

4/29/2021
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.

Duration:00:14:23

Ep. 448 - Andrew Brown, Jr.

4/28/2021
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.

Duration:00:14:35

Ep. 447 - Where the Money Resides: Compound Interest

4/27/2021
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 interest works and how to make it work for you--at any age.

Duration:00:58:29