Welcome to the North Star!

We literally would not be here without you. You built this. I mean that. Your...Read More

Shaun King

Welcome to the North Star!

We literally would not be here without you. You built this. I mean that. Your...Read More

Shaun King

Standing on Principle: Colin Kaepernick's NFL Settlement

*The Breakdown is The North Star's daily analysis of an essential news story designed to...Read More

Shaun King

Standing on Principle: Colin Kaepernick's NFL Settlement

*The Breakdown is The North Star's daily analysis of an essential news story designed to...Read More

Shaun King

When Racism and Fashion Collide

Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen a barrage of fashion megabrands release racist clothing...Read More

Shaun King

When Racism and Fashion Collide

Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen a barrage of fashion megabrands release racist clothing...Read More

Shaun King

Joe Biden Must Face a Reckoning For His Role in Building Mass Incarceration

Joe Biden continues to lie about his role as the primary architect of our modern...Read More

Shaun King

King: They Don't See Us At The Golden Globes, And Yes It Actually Does Matter

As you know, the Golden Globes nominations were announced yesterday and they were extremely disappointing....Read More

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SHAUN KING: Voting for Mike Bloomberg is the line I just can’t cross

Over the past year, on a daily basis, I’m asked whether or not I will...Read More

Shaun King

SHAUN KING: Voting for Mike Bloomberg is the line I just can’t cross

Over the past year, on a daily basis, I’m asked whether or not I will...Read More

Shaun King

SHAUN KING: Voting for Mike Bloomberg is the line I just can’t cross

Over the past year, on a daily basis, I’m asked whether or not I will...Read More

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SHAUN KING: Why we should all know the name "Myon Burrell"

One of the key reasons why the majority of Americans openly state that they want...Read More

Shaun King

SHAUN KING: Why we should all know the name "Myon Burrell"

One of the key reasons why the majority of Americans openly state that they want...Read More

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PREMIERE: Married to the Movement Ep. 1 - High School Sweethearts

All the way back in the spring of 1996, a full 24 years ago now,...Read More

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PREMIERE: Married to the Movement Ep. 1 - High School Sweethearts

All the way back in the spring of 1996, a full 24 years ago now,...Read More

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SHAUN KING: We need a 2020 version of the 1991 classic hip-hop track/video "Self Destruction"

In 1991, with Black and Brown communities all over the United States flooded with drugs...Read More

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Shaun King: Nobody belongs at Rikers – not even Harvey Weinstein

I loathe Harvey Weinstein. And not just in some generic way – he was violent...Read More

Shaun King

Shaun King: Nobody belongs at Rikers – not even Harvey Weinstein

I loathe Harvey Weinstein. And not just in some generic way – he was violent...Read More

Shaun King

Shaun King: Nobody belongs at Rikers – not even Harvey Weinstein

I loathe Harvey Weinstein. And not just in some generic way – he was violent...Read More

Shaun King

Married to the Movement Ep. 2 – How #BlackLivesMatter Almost Destroyed Our Family

In the summer of 2014, when I learned of the brutal public lynching of Eric...Read More

Married to the Movement Ep. 2 – How #BlackLivesMatter Almost Destroyed Our Family

In the summer of 2014, when I learned of the brutal public lynching of Eric...Read More

SHAUN KING: Everybody failed 6-year-old Kaia Rolle – even you

Parental Warning: This column contains strong language. Several months ago, thousands of you joined me...Read More

Shaun King

SHAUN KING: Everybody failed 6-year-old Kaia Rolle – even you

Parental Warning: This column contains strong language. Several months ago, thousands of you joined me...Read More

Shaun King

SHAUN KING: Everybody failed 6-year-old Kaia Rolle – even you

Parental Warning: This column contains strong language. Several months ago, thousands of you joined me...Read More

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SHAUN KING: Stop reducing Black voters to one simple, unanimous group. That’s racist.

It’s an election year. And so, like clockwork, we are seeing and hearing something that...Read More

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SHAUN KING: It’s Super Tuesday, but all I can think about is stopping the execution of Nate Woods

It’s Super Tuesday. I’ve campaigned my ass off all around the country for the past...Read More

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SHAUN KING: An innocent man is scheduled to be lynched today in Alabama

Today, in just a few hours, the State of Alabama is scheduled to lynch an...Read More

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SHAUN KING: Five Reasons Why The Coronavirus Could Hit the Hood the Hardest

As the stock markets tank and global fears rise over the coronavirus, I’m super concerned...Read More

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SHAUN KING: No single public health policy would better impact African Americans & Latinos than Medicare for All

So far, in every single state that has voted so far in the Democratic primaries,...Read More

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SHAUN KING: If Democrats Reduce All of our National Problems today down to Donald Trump, We’ve Failed

Donald Trump is a catastrophic failure as a president. His gross negligence and incompetence as...Read More

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SHAUN KING: Yes, COVID-19 is deadlier than the seasonal flu. Here's the math

When you are experiencing a global pandemic, and the entire world shuts down as a...Read More

Shaun King

SHAUN KING: While the Rich and Famous get Tested for the Coronavirus, Everybody Else Just Begs and Wonders if They Have it

My family and I live in Brooklyn. We are HUGE Brooklyn Nets fans. Kevin Durant...Read More

Shaun King

SHAUN KING: Stopping the Wrongful Conviction of Christopher Kearney Before It Actually Happens

On a daily basis, I receive an assortment of emails, letters, texts, and DM’s from...Read More

Shaun King

SHAUN KING: Seven Reasons Why African Americans Are at a Higher Risk of Contracting the Coronavirus

Last month, as news of the coronavirus started to spread, so many people on my...Read More

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SHAUN KING: The United States is the Only Nation in the World with 250% More Prison Cells Than Hospital Beds

Here we are. With 150,000 cases and growing, the United States is now the global...Read More

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SHAUN KING: Why the Coronavirus Is Hitting Predominantly Black Zip Codes Super Hard

The North Star has dropped its paywall during this COVID-19 crisis so that pertinent information...Read More

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SHAUN KING: The United States needs international elections monitors. We are teetering on being a failed state. Hell, we might already be there

The North Star has dropped its paywall during this COVID-19 crisis so that pertinent information...Read More

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SHAUN KING: At Least 17 Million Americans Have Lost Their Jobs This Past Month. Both Democrats and Republicans Have Completely Failed Us

The North Star has dropped its paywall during this COVID-19 crisis so that pertinent information...Read More

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SHAUN KING: I Would Endorse and Even Campaign for Joe Biden if He Did These Five Things

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SHAUN KING: Thank You, Bernie

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SHAUN KING: Now We Know the United States Clearly Always Had the Money for Reparations. It Just Lacked the Will to Right Its Wrongs

The North Star has dropped its paywall during this COVID-19 crisis so that pertinent information...Read More

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SHAUN KING: The Taylor Swift Test for Police Brutality

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SHAUN KING: Eulogy for Lucille Marie Scott

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SHAUN KING: Fashion Institute of Technology #CouchCommencement Speech

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SHAUN KING: Interviewing Ahmaud Arbery's Mother

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SHAUN KING: Setting the Record Straight On The Accusations Made About Me, My Fundraisers and The North Star

The North Star has dropped its paywall during this COVID-19 crisis so that pertinent information...Read More

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SHAUN KING: Armed White Supremacist in Kenosha Says He Collaborated and Strategized With Local Police

The North Star has dropped its paywall during this COVID-19 crisis so that pertinent information...Read More

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SHAUN KING: Armed White Supremacist in Kenosha Says He Collaborated and Strategized With Local Police

The North Star has dropped its paywall during this COVID-19 crisis so that pertinent information...Read More

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SHAUN KING: Trump Is the Type of White Man That Millions of White Men Aspire to Be

The North Star has dropped its paywall during this COVID-19 crisis so that pertinent information...Read More

Shaun King

SHAUN KING: Trump Is the Type of White Man That Millions of White Men Aspire to Be

The North Star has dropped its paywall during this COVID-19 crisis so that pertinent information...Read More

Shaun King

SHAUN KING: Trump Is the Type of White Man That Millions of White Men Aspire to Be

The North Star has dropped its paywall during this COVID-19 crisis so that pertinent information...Read More

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SHAUN KING: New Findings in Breonna Taylor’s Case Change Absolutely Everything

The North Star has dropped its paywall during this COVID-19 crisis so that pertinent information...Read More

Shaun King

SHAUN KING: New Findings in Breonna Taylor’s Case Change Absolutely Everything

The North Star has dropped its paywall during this COVID-19 crisis so that pertinent information...Read More

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