Apr 12 • 19M

Fingers crossed: It appears Justin Pearson will be sworn back into office in Tennessee TODAY! LISTEN NOW to Episode #788 of The Breakdown with Shaun King

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A daily podcast from Shaun King, unpacking stories of injustice, racism and corruption, including action steps for meaningful change.
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SHOW NOTES: On Monday, 27 year old Justin Jones, after being chosen by the Nashville City Council to basically replace himself in the Tennessee State Legislature, was sworn in, and triumphantly returned to the floor of the Capitol.

Today, it's time for Memphis to choose 27 year old Justin Pearson to return and be sworn in. And barring any hiccups, that's exactly what we expect to happen.

Let me unpack and explain it.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Shaun King is one of the most followed and shared activists and journalists in the world. In addition to being the Founder and Editor in Chief of The North Star, he also leads the Grassroots Law Project and the Real Justice PAC. A historian by training, Shaun King is the New York Times bestselling author of Make Change: How to Fight Injustice, Dismantle Systemic Oppression, and Own Our Future. His upcoming book, a memoir called Lemons and Stones, is on sale now! Shaun’s daily news podcast, The Breakdown with Shaun King, has been heard and shared hundreds of millions of times in almost every country in the world and is available on Apple PodcastsSpotify, and everywhere podcasts are heard. Shaun has been with his brilliant wife, Dr. Rai King, for nearly 25 years, and they are raising their 5 kids in Brooklyn, New York.