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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. 492 - Guess the percentage of crimes solved by police

8/3/2021
While I'm away, the staff at The North Star will be playing some of our favorite episodes from some of our other podcast series. Today, here's a re-run episode where I breakdown the percentage of crimes solved by police. Here's a hint. Cut your guess by at least 90%. It's so damn low.

Duration:00:13:06

Ep. 491 - Cooperative Economics

7/30/2021
While I'm away on vacation, the staff at The North Star will be playing some of our favorite episodes from some of our other podcast series. Today, here's an episode of Momentum Advisors from February where they broke down cooperative economics. It's a great one! Be sure to subscribe to them on your favorite podcasting platform! The fourth principle of Kwanzaa is "Ujamaa": Cooperative Economics. This is often defined as coming together to build and maintain our own businesses and real...

Duration:00:54:55

Ep. 490 - The Magical Negro: Tackling the “Blacks Can Take More Pain” Theory

7/29/2021
While I'm away on vacation, the staff at The North Star will be playing some of our favorite episodes from some of our other podcast series. Today, here's a very special episode of Sick Empire. Be sure to subscribe to them on your favorite podcasting platform! On Season 2 of Sick Empire we are focusing on the healing practices and journeys of Black folx in New York and across the country to share the diverse paths of healing that we can explore after the coronavirus has left so many of us...

Duration:01:03:18

Ep. 489 - What is justice?

7/28/2021
While I'm away on vacation, the staff at The North Star will be playing some of our favorite episodes of The Breakdown as well as episodes from some of our other podcast series. I'm fighting for it. You're fighting for it. But let's take a moment to define what justice means for families impacted by police violence and racial terrorism on today's rerun episode of The Breakdown.

Duration:00:13:06

Ep. 488 - 30,000 Tiny Justice Systems

7/27/2021
While I'm away on vacation, the staff at The North Star will be playing some of our favorite episodes of The Breakdown as well as episodes from some of our other podcast series. The United States does not have one justice system or one legal system. We often talk about changing the system, but in reality, we have 30,000 microsystems. Each microsystem has its own set of rules, laws, and politics, which is simultaneously great news in our fight to change the status quo, as well as horrible...

Duration:00:11:46

Honoring the Wives of the Movement.

7/26/2021
While I'm away on vacation, the staff at The North Star will be playing some of our favorite episodes from some of our other podcast series. Today, Here's a replay of a special time when my wife, Rai King, took over The Breakdown to talk about the lives and legacies of Myrlie Evers-Williams, Betty Shabazz, and Coretta Scott King. She discusses why they are more than footnotes in the stories of their husbands and why their work is relevant today.

Duration:00:21:54

Ep. 486 - Chicanas, Black Women, and Activism: A Conversation with Carmen Perez

7/23/2021
While I'm away on vacation, 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 Momentum Advisors. Be sure to subscribe to them on your favorite podcasting platform! Rai and Blanca sit with activist, leader, wife, mom, and all-around badass, Carmen Perez about her identity as a Chicana woman. She also discusses Black and Brown co-conspiratorship and how this differs from allyship. Carmen also...

Duration:01:22:12

Ep. 485 - The New Millionaire

7/22/2021
While I'm away on vacation, 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 Momentum Advisors. Be sure to subscribe to them on your favorite podcasting platform! COVID has created “a tale of 2 cities” where many people are struggling and a similar number of people are wealthier than ever. Between strong stock market performance and an even stronger housing market, we are seeing more people...

Duration:00:54:03

Ep. 484 - Black Women Belong in Politics with Shanequa Moore

7/21/2021
While I'm away on vacation, the staff at The North Star will be playing some of our favorite episodes from some of our other podcast series. Today, here's a very special episode of W.O.C. at Work. Be sure to subscribe to them on your favorite podcasting platform! In this episode of W.O.C. at Work, Rai and Blanca sit down with community activist, social worker, and NYC City Council candidate, Shanequa E. Moore to discuss the unmet needs in our communities surrounding fair housing and...

Duration:01:11:54

Ep. 438 - Your Money Mind

7/20/2021
While I'm away on vacation, the staff at The North Star will be playing some of our favorite episodes from some of our other podcast series. Today, here's a very special episode of The Momentum Advisors. Be sure to subscribe to them on your favorite podcasting platform! Your psychological view of money has a huge impact on your money decisions. Determining what to spend money on, how much to save and evaluating your “safety net” are all steeped in what we call your “Money Mind.” On this...

Duration:00:54:15

Ep. 482 - Black Blood: Modern Day Healing Practitioners

7/19/2021
While I'm away on vacation, the staff at The North Star will be playing some of our favorite episodes from some of our other podcast series. Today, here's a very special episode of Sick Empire. Be sure to subscribe to them on your favorite podcasting platform! On Season 2 of Sick Empire we are focusing on the healing practices and journeys of Black folx in New York and across the country to share the diverse paths of healing that we can explore after the coronavirus has left so many of us...

Duration:00:50:18

Ep. 481 - The Tulsa Massacre & Your Generation

7/16/2021
While I'm away on vacation, the staff at The North Star will be playing some of our favorite episodes from some of our other podcast series. Today, here's a very special episode of The Momentum Advisors. Be sure to subscribe to them on your favorite podcasting platform! In this episode, Allan and Tiffany speak on the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Massacre that destroyed “Black Wall Street” in 1921. It was a horrible tragedy that is a major cause for today's wealth gap in the Black...

Duration:00:55:05

Ep. 480 - Colorblind Solidarity and the War in the Middle East.

7/14/2021
While I'm away on vacation, the staff at The North Star will be playing some of our favorite episodes from some of our other podcast series. Today, here's a very special episode of Sick Empire. Be sure to subscribe to them on your favorite podcasting platform! The morning of May 25th, 2020 the first episode of Sick Empire aired. Back then there was no vaccine for the Coronavirus, we were all stuck in quarantine, and George Floyd would be murdered later that day. To commemorate our one...

Duration:01:10:57

Ep. 479 - Trust Fund Baby

7/13/2021
While I'm away on vacation, the staff at The North Star will be playing some of our favorite episodes from some of our other podcast series. Today, here's a favorite of ours from The Momentum Advisors Show. Be sure to subscribe to them on your favorite podcasting platform! "Society stereotypes "trust fund babies" as overprivileged, spoiled, adult-children who think they're superior to others and have no responsibilities. But in reality, we should all strive to have trust fund baby's and...

Duration:00:58:35

Ep. - 478 - My honest, transparent thoughts on anti-Semitism

7/9/2021
On this re-run episode, I take a moment to really share my heart and soul about anti-Semitism. I also want to tackle the questions I have received about why more Black people are not fighting against it right now. I think I understand at least part of the answer. It's capacity. Let me unpack and explain it.

Duration:00:36:02

Ep. 477 - Do you know what COINTELPRO was?

7/8/2021
Do you know what COINTELPRO was? In this rerun episode, I begin to unpack and explain it. It was how the federal government undermined movements for Black people and Black power. And I think we are experiencing COINTELPRO 2.0 right here, right now.

Duration:00:09:40

Ep. 476 - The Crisis of Christian Whiteness

7/7/2021
Just over a year ago, I started a firestorm by saying that statues of the blonde-haired, blue-eyed Jesus-figure should be taken down just like the monuments of slaveholders. The problem is that for tens of millions of white people, it's necessary for that Jesus, that Savior, to be white. And it has been used as a tool of oppression for hundreds of years. It's a problem. On today's re-run episode, listen in as I break it down.

Duration:00:18:26

Ep. 475 - Understanding the Inside/Outside Ways of Fighting for Change

7/6/2021
On Today's re-run episode, I shares a painful, personal story about a lesson that I learned about organizing for change as an outsider and organizing for change as an insider. In the winter of 2014, I found myself in a deep funk after failing in so many fights for families fighting for justice. And I got a call from The White House that forever changed the way I saw my role in this movement. I wanted to speak like and lead like Malcolm, but have the access to rooms of power and privilege...

Duration:00:23:48

Ep. 474 - The injustice of banning Sha'Carri Richardson from the Olympics and the overall anti-Blackness of the games

7/2/2021
International superstar Sha'Carri Richardson was just banned from the Olympics for smoking weed after her mother just died. Black people have been using weed to deal with grief and trauma for generations. It's not a performance enhancing drug. The new ban on Sha'Carri is a part of what I think is a theme of anti-Blackness in these Olympics.

Duration:00:12:44

Ep. 473 - The truth on how Bill Cosby got free

7/1/2021
Rightfully so, I see a lot of anger and frustration on this case from every group you can imagine. But that anger is causing a lot of people to say things about why Bill Cosby got free that simply aren't true. Let me try to unpack and explain it all.

Duration:00:20:58