Shaun King is an American writer and civil rights activist who extensively uses social media to support social justice causes. He is a key person in the Black Lives Matter movement and the co-founder of Real Justice PAC. He has also launched a site ‘The North Star’ named after the 19th century anti-slavery newspaper by Frederick Douglass. The site publishes articles, podcast episodes, and videos. Shaun King hosts two podcasts, ‘The Breakdown with Shaun King’ and ‘Married to the Movement’ on the site. He has written numerous articles in past for the ‘Daily Kos’ and ‘New York Daily News’ on topics like civil rights, police brutality towards black people, racism and social justice. Currently, he writes for ‘The Intercept’ and ‘The Appeal’ and is also a writer-in-residence at ‘Harvard Law School’s Fair Punishment Project’. He has launched many Internet campaigns like ‘aHomeinHaiti.org’, ‘TwitChange.com’ and ‘HopeMob.org’ to generate funds for various causes. He is an author with two published books and a speaker who has spoken on college campuses, in jails and prisons and in corporate boardrooms. He has also given numerous political commentaries on the legendary ‘Tom Joyner Morning Show’.
Franklin County, Kentucky, United States
Also Known As
Jeffery Shaun King
Morehouse College (B.A.), Arizona State University (M.A.)
Arizona State University
Jason King, Russ King
Ezekiel King, Kendi King, Savannah King, Taeyonna King