Sitemap - 2021 - The North Star with Shaun King
These Songs of Freedom LIVE featuring Queenie Lasoul
21 Stories of Impact: Editor's Pick of the Year's Top Stories at The North Star
Mending History: Stories of Long-Awaited Justice For People of Color
Will the Real President of the United States Please Stand Up?
TNS Weekly Recap: 12/13-12/17/21
Word.Life Podcast: Episode 1: "Living for the City"
Seeing Black Folks in High Law Enforcement Positions is Always Complicated for Me
Community Conversation: The Growing Homicide Rate vs the Ongoing Battle for Police Reform.
A Verse on Forced Migration [or] How Mr. Willie Was Removed From Two Homes 40 Years Apart
TNS Weekly Recap: 12/6-12/10/21
"Kinship Families/GrandFamilies" are a Signature in Black Communities and Deserve Adequate Support and Resources
Good News Stories From Communities of Color: Combating Food Deserts With Health-Focused Black-Owned Businesses
Why I Cannot Believe in the Prospect of Reparations Until I See Actual Legislation Passed.
TNS Weekly Recap: 11/29-12/3/21
Photo Essay: A Walk Along the National Mall/Smithsonian Museum District in Reflection of the True Guardians of Democracy.
When You Hear the Word Impunity...
The Trial of Kimberly Potter Begins on the Heels of High Profile Convictions for Lost Black Lives
We “Won” the McMichaels-Bryan Case, But Here's Why That's Just Not Enough.
Jackson, Mississippi is a Modern Case Study for Environmental Racism
"Won’t He Do It?!": How Black Faith Became the Second Victim on Trial in the Case of Ahmaud Arbery’s Killers
Police Prepare For Black People to Riot When Experts Say They Should Be Preparing For White Supremacists
White Supremacists Have Job Security in Florida's Prison System
TNS Weekly Recap: 11/15-11/19/21
A List of People Who Received Harsher Sentences Than Kyle Rittenhouse For Doing Far Less
Clinical Notes: Unpacking the American Psychological Association's Apology for Perpetuating Systemic Racism
Over Half of White Americans Recently Surveyed are Opposed to the Movement for Black Lives
Lawyer For Defendant William Roddie Bryan Calls For A Mistrial After Ahmaud Arbery’s Mother Cries and Other Stupid Sh*t He Tried
Steve Bannon Finally Surrendered to the Feds after Weeks of Flippantly Middle-Fingering Congress. I Doubt He Will Serve Much Time
Native American Community Members of California's Riverside School District Still Demanding Accountability for Racist Display in Classroom
On Julius Jones and the Ongoing Trial of the N-Word
When the Phrase "Democracy is Under Threat" is a Literal Call for Violence Against Election Workers.
White Supremacy On Trial: Kyle Rittenhouse, Capitol Rioters and the Killers of Ahmaud Arbery
I Hiked Across the State of Delaware This Past Weekend. Then Visited a Memorial Dedicated to Harriet Tubman
TNS Weekly Recap: 11/1-11/5/21
Good News Stories From Communities of Color
Yes, The Jury Selection in the Trial of Ahmaud Arbery's Killers is Absolutely Racially Charged. Just Like Ahmaud's Murder Was
An Indictment of [Dope]Boys in Blue and the Blocks They Have Left Empty
One Life to Live: Julius Jones // Have Mercy: Julius Jones In The Fight For His Life
Brands Promised More Equitable Workplaces During the Summer of 2020, But Did They Follow Through?
White Supremacy Culture in the Creative World
TNS Weekly Recap: 10/25-10/29/21
These Songs of Freedom LIVE featuring Yani Mo
One of the Most Important Civil Rights Cases in History: The Trial of the 14 Charlottesville White Nationalists.
Photo Essay: A Walking Tour of U Street (Washington, D.C.)
People of Color Are the Pioneers of Pop Culture, So Why Are They Not Profiting?
Black Employees Show Preference to Working Remotely As Opposed to Majority White Office Spaces
Invincible: Miami Police Captain, Javier Ortiz, Has Terrorized Civilians, Colleagues and Others for Over a Decade While Always Keeping His Job
I think African Americans are suffering through a national case of PTSD
The Fight Against Fake News Has Moved Away from the Internet & Into the Voting Booths
TNS Weekly Recap: 10/18-10/22/21
Of Course, the Biden Administration is Taking its Time with Securing Voting Rights for Black Folks.
Angel Bumpass's Face Wasn't "Soft Enough" to Avoid a 60-Year Prison Sentence
In the Early 20th Century, Newspapers Were a Driving Force in Fueling Racial Hatred. The "Printing Hate" Project Explores the Impact
Good News Stories from Communities of Color: Students Win the Fight Against Racist School Curriculum
Ahead of Howard University's Homecoming Students Continue Ongoing Protests
TNS Weekly Recap: 10/11-10/15/21
The Image of a Florida Town's First Black Female Fire Deputy Chief Was Painted White. She's Suing for Damages
My Generation Will Not Let This World End Without a Fight
Rutherford County, Tennessee Has Been Jailing Black Students for Years Under the Guise of Helping Them "Build Character"
An Open Letter to Raiders Coach Jon Gruden and QB Derek Carr on Big Lips and Racist Bones
Community Conversation: How Do You Protect and Preserve Your Mental Health
TNS Weekly Recap: 10/4-10/8/21
As a Bisexual Black Woman, I Find Dave Chappelle's 'The Closer' to be Brilliant
New Information Reveals that Minneapolis Police Literally Hunted Protesters During George Floyd Protests
An Elegy for Murdered Black Women
A Black Family in Virginia Beach is Being Terrorized By Their Racist Neighbor. Virginia Beach Police Department Says it's "Offensive", not Criminal
ACTING Like Things Have Changed: The End of Hollywood's "Diversity" Era
These Songs of Freedom feat. Mike Starr
Black Unemployment Rises as the U.S. Bounces Back from Pandemic Economy
TNS Weekly Recap: 9/27-10/1/21
#InTheseTweets | Eightieth Edition
Modern Reparations: The Reallocation of Stolen Land to Black Families
The Colored Girl Goes Do-Do-Do-Do-Do-Do-Do-Do-Do-Do
When Black Children Take Their Own Lives: Unpacking the Persistent Rise in Suicide Rates of Black Youth
Safe Spaces vs. Segregation: Knowing the Difference
The Art of the Cover-Up: On Courts Collaborating with Cops to Conceal Injustices
TNS Weekly Recap: 9/20-9/24/21
People of Color Go Missing Too: A Reflection on “Missing White Woman Syndrome”
The Washington National Cathedral Plans to Replace Confederate Images with Themes of Racial Justice. Why Did it Take So Long?
Having an Elderly-Career Politician-Moderate-Democrat for President is Going About as Well as to be Expected
Community Conversation: Personal, Political, and/or Moral Obligations When Witnessing Inhumane Acts.
What’s Going On At The Border & Why It Should Matter to You
When Police Brutality Leaves a Literal Mark on its Victims
TNS Weekly Recap: 9/13-9/17/21
Tampa Police Have Run an 8-Year Crime Prevention Initiative with Tampa Landlords. It's Led to Several Unjust Evictions
Good News Stories From Communities of Color
Black Woman in Philadelphia Awarded $2 Million After Police Brutalizes Her for Accidentally Driving into a Protest
On the 58th Anniversary of the Bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church
Rich People Doing Rich Things: Is It Time to End the MET Gala?
What the PATRIOT Act Actually Accomplished and its Impact on Americans Who "Looked Like" Terrorists.
A Culture of Cover-Up: On the Hidden Brutality of the Louisiana State Police Department
Minstrel Shows Still Exist and You See Them Every Single Day
Robert's Last Ride: On the Removal of the Lee Statue from the Confederate Capital
Hey America, Your Homegrown Terrorists Have Upcoming Plans You Might Wanna be Aware Of
On Art & Addiction: Thoughts Surrounding the Tragic Death of Michael K. Williams
Minnesota State Patrol Violated and Abused Journalists' Rights Last Summer and are Now Attempting to Hide All Evidence
Understanding the Unprecedented Texas Abortion Ban & Its Consequences For People of Color
When Exercising White Privilege and Nepotism Goes Wrong
The House that Airbnb Built Seems More for Show than for Shelter
The Ghost of James Baldwin: Racial Conservatism, Critical Race Theory, and the Fear of a Black Idea
Pardons in the Afterlife: The "Justice" Given to the Martinville Seven
Shopping While Black: How A Trip to Walmart Turned Traumatic For Two Black Men
On Hurricane Ida and Watching Your Home Being Ravaged from Afar
👀 Why I'm Starting a Fashion Company... Even Though I'm a Notoriously Terrible Dresser
TNS Weekly Recap: 8/23-8/27/21
Rulings of a Supremacist Court
Federal Court Upholds Dylann Roof's Death Sentence. I Can Think of Worse Things to do to Him than Kill Him
Lil Nas X, Tony Hawk, & The Perils of Being a Black Creative
When White Extremists Battle Each Other, Cops Sit on the Sidelines
A Summer Camp For Black Kids: The Importance of Purposeful Black Spaces
Many Republicans Fight For Anti-Vax Laws But Blame Black People For Rising COVID Deaths
This Weekend I Visited Colonial Virginia aka The Original Crime Scene
TNS Weekly Recap: 8/16-8/20/21
These Songs of Freedom LIVE featuring Aris
Joe Biden should end the failed War on Drugs like he just ended the war in Afghanistan
Kentucky State Police Have Killed More Citizens in a 5-Year Period Than Any Department in Rural Communities Nationwide.
A White Man in Michigan Will Serve Time for Terrorizing His Black Neighbors. Because They Had a BLM Sign in Their Window
Save Black Mamas From All the Trauma
Destroy, Steal, Blame: America’s Favorite Way to Fight Wars
Seeing Taliban Extremists in Afghanistan's Presidential Palace Reminded Me of January 6th in the U.S.
Syesha Mercado & Racism Within the Child Welfare System
The entire United States Senate, including all of your favorite Democrats, just said "fuck you" to the Black Lives Matter Movement
We Pushed Away Our Immigrant Population, & Now We Desperately Need Them Back
Cuomo Resigns, Apologizes For Sexually Harassing 11 Women, Then Denies He Did Anything Wrong
Imagine Going to a Home Showing and Having Police Pull Up on You with Guns Drawn
If American Police Can Fire Shots with Impunity, They Should Have No Problem Taking Vaccines to Protect Communities
A Word From the Daughter Of Shaun King On the Destruction Of My Family’s Home
Housing the Bison Herd: Howard University Students Scramble for Residence
Amy Cooper Recently Said She Had "No Choice" But to Call the Police on Christian Cooper for Bird Watching
Attorney General Investigation Finds Governor Cuomo Guilty of Sexual Harassment & In Violation of Multiple Federal Laws.
America Is Still A Burning House: What We Must Focus On In the New Wave of Civil Rights
A Cop in Maricopa County, Arizona Pretended to be a Lawyer to Try to Make an Unlawful Arrest
TNS Weekly Recap: 7/26-7/30/21
These Songs of Freedom LIVE featuring poet/musician, Adán Bean
Providing Government Aid to Impoverished People Helps, Not Hurts.
Less Police Involvement for Minor Offenses Equals Fewer Police Shootings
On Race, Policing and the Testimony of Capitol Police Officer, Harry Dunn.
Why Simone Biles Resigned From the Tokyo Olympics & The Pressures of Being A Black Athlete
My White Boyfriend: The Incessant Fetishization of Women of Color
Sustainable Solutions to Gun Violence That Does Not Involve Over-Policing Communities [Open Message Mondays]
TNS Weekly Recap: 7/19-7/23/21
Black Americans are Getting Life Insurance at a Higher Rate than the General Population
You Wanna Know Why Republicans are Suddenly Encouraging Their Followers to be Vaccinated?...
Human Trafficking and the Trappings of Child Protective Services in Texas
Black Childhood's End: Reflections on the Anniversary of the Lynching of George Floyd, the Conviction of Derek Chauvin, and the Source of Black Rage at Police Killings
TNS Weekly Recap: 7/12-7/16/21
Mysterious Drowning of Two Young Black Boys in Pennsylvania; Family Members Seeking a More Thorough Investigation
Lawmakers Across the Nation are Upping the Ante in Criminalizing Encounters with Police
Excessive Force in Historical Perspective: Reform in Dallas
OPINION: On Republicans, Trans Identities and the Spectrum of Hate
Zaila Avant-garde is Both a Prodigy and a Possibility
Thousands of Incarcerated Elders Died in Prison of COVID-19 Throughout the Pandemic
A Racist in New Jersey Got All the Smoke He Requested...
Here’s What’s Going On With Congress & Their Struggle To Agree On Police Reform Policies
Class Is In Session: Nikole Hannah-Jones & Ta-Nehisi Coates to Join the Journalism Faculty at Howard University
These Olympics are starting to feel very anti-Black
Trump Been Triflin' & Other Revelations About American Leaders
In the Year 2021, a Maryland Auction House was Planning to Sell a Slavery Reward Poster from 1793
Wisconsin Republicans Are Trying to Undermine Democracy & The Results Could Be Devastating Across the U.S.
The Block is Hot: On the Impact of Extreme Summer Heat in Historically Redlined Communities
While We Fight For Our Lives, Trump Supporters Continue To Live In A Fantasy World
Will 17-year-old Hunter Brittain become the white face of police brutality victims nationwide?
What Do White Parents Honestly Tell Their Children About Race and History?
A complete accounting of every dollar I've ever raised for Samaria Rice
When Are We Going To Start Calling These White Men What They Are - Terrorists.
TNS Weekly Recap: 6/21-6/25/21
On the Freeing of Louisiana Rapper, McKinley 'Mac' Phipps and the Decades of Stolen Genius
This Week Derek Chauvin Joins a Very Small Club of Officers Sentenced for Murdering a Black American
On the U.S. Search For the Remains of Native Children
If White Supremacy in Government is Nothing Else, it's Consistent...
Social Services Should Not Be an Issue Of Political Affiliation
I spoke with Samaria Rice this past week.
There Is No “Right Way” To Respond When Being Pulled Over By Police: The Tristin Goods Case
Reflections on Juneteenth, Father's Day and the Black Dads America Keeps in Bondage
Three Descendants of the 1919 Elaine, Arkansas Massacre Speak on the Lasting Impact of an Overlooked History
The North Star presents..."These Songs of Freedom" LIVE + Juneteenth playlist
Black and Brown Bullies: A Reckoning of Unfriendly BIPOC Hotties
America is Back Outside and Shooting: Gun Violence in Summer 2021
The easiest victory Joe Biden could earn today with the Black voters who put him in office
“Policing” Is the New Political Buzzword, But Don't Be Fooled By Politicians' False Promises
On The Performative Act of Making Juneteenth a Federal Holiday
Confronting Excessive Force in Historical Perspective: Targeting Louisville Neighborhoods
Finding Racism When I’m Not Even Looking: The Reality of Being Black in America
Guess the percentage of crimes police actually solve? Here's a hint - cut your first guess by about 90%.
Racism Has Always Been a Critical Matter in the U.S. Whether Some Folks Want to Deny History or Not.
A Case of Colorism in the Latinx Community: Exploring the Problem With “In the Heights”
New Definitions: Redefining America Through Verse | Volume Seven [Defining Filibuster]
"That Whole Racial Reckoning Was Soooo Last Summer." How White Opinion of BLM Changed in a Year's Time
Stop Making Black Lives Matter A “Controversial” Statement
A Familiar Lockdown: Jail Numbers Surge as the Pandemic Eases Up
The Power In Owning Our Own Establishments: A Lesson Learned from Hasidic Jews
Many Black Americans Still Have Not Been Vaccinated and the Cultural Divide is Deep
Why It Took A Damn Near Apocalypse For Politicians to Finally Discuss Raising the Minimum Wage
Missouri Cops Stopped Black Drivers a WHOLE LOT in 2020. Pandemic Be Damned...
#InTheseTweets | Sixty-Fourth Edition
How the NFL's "Race Norming" Had Roots in Scientific Racism about the Black Brain
Adding Insult to Misery: A Timeline of Black Massacres and the Reparations that Never Came
Naomi Osaka’s Resignation From the French Open Proves That Mental Health is Invaluable.
The Tulsa Race Massacre 100 Years Later: The North Star's Special Coverage
Your District Attorney is the local CEO of the justice system and who that person is REALLY effin' matters
TNS Weekly Recap: 5/24-5/28/21
Cops in My Home State Make it Hard to Truly Be Homesick
SHAUN KING: Let me explain how white NBA fans can be racist
Black Folks Have Often Had Faith in Everyone's Freedom but Our Own
Kyrie Irving is Concerned about His Playoff Return to Boston Due to the Racism of Boston Sports Fans
SHAUN KING: Why misinformation about our enemies matters
How Black Activists Are Standing In Solidarity and Struggle With Palestinians
American Schools are Becoming the Most Active Battlegrounds for Culture Wars
George Floyd Died the Most American Death of 2020
Cities That Defunded Their Police Departments Are Quietly Refunding Them
Mark McCloskey and the Pride of White Supremacists
Did Joe Biden ask his old friend to crush the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act?
Survivors of the Tulsa Race Massacre Demand Justice 100 Years Later
Fighting Fearlessly: A Conversation with Social Justice Strategist, J. Garrett Green
The Louisiana State Police brutally executed Ronald Greene then covered it up by saying he died from a car crash
Remembering Malcolm's Lessons in Evolution as a Reminder of Personal Growth
#InTheseTweets | Sixty-First Edition
NYC Pride Bans Police Officers From Participating, But Not Really.
Translations of a Politico Piece on How Biden's White House Has Disappointed Black Lives Matter Activists Thus Far.
Confronting Excessive Force in Historical Perspective: Police Brutality Accusations in 1980s Minneapolis
TNS Weekly Recap: 5/10-5/14/21
A College Professor's Life Was Threatened When an Exchange with a Pro-Police Student Went Viral
Why Republicans Defecting from the Republican Party Ain't the Flex it Reads As
Georgia Supreme Court rules that you CAN use force, and damage property, to resist an unlawful arrest
BREAKING NEWS: Black People STILL Are Not Being Properly Vaccinated
My Honest Inner Conflict with American Incarceration and the Theory of Crime and Punishment.
A Self-Made Houseless Community In Oakland and How You Can Help Keep It Alive
The United States is writing the checks for the Israeli Apartheid of Palestine
Andrew Yang & Other NYC Mayoral Candidates Are Actually Just As Conservative as Many Republicans. Here’s How They Hide It.
No, James Clyburn, We Cannot 'Compromise' with a System That Protects Killer Cops
A Happy Mother's Day Message from Shaun King
Congratulations, Keisha Lance Bottoms
American Police are the Most Powerful Perps on Earth
State-Sanctioned Genocide by the Numbers
Raising "Hale" for Justice: A Conversation with Florida Activist and DJ, Haley Morrissette
Donald Trump Might Get Social Media Back. Here’s Why We Can’t Let That Happen.
How Black and Latino Americans Went from Being Disproportionately Targeted for Marijuana Offenses to Being Shut Out of the Legal Weed Industry
Black Parents Are Keeping Their Children From Returning to In-Person School, and I Agree With Their Reasoning.
I'll never stop raising money for families impacted by racial injustice, police violence, and mass incarceration
Did Our Black Lives Only Matter for a Season?
The Toll "Staying Woke" Takes on Black Health
Why we need a 50 state, multi-billion dollar overhaul of our 911 emergency systems
#InTheseTweets | Sixtieth Edition
Charging the Men who Killed Ahmaud Arbery with a Hate Crime Almost Does Not Feel Extreme Enough
Gary Chambers launches a brilliant new organization to help elect progressives across the Deep South
The Murder of Andrew Brown and The Execution of Black People
The World Recognizes Police Violence Against Black Americans as Crimes Against Humanity.
Today I wrote the cover story for Newsweek on where America can go from this moment
The “George Floyd Excuse” & The Missing Bones of Black Children
Closing Notes on the Death of George Floyd, Conviction of Derek Chauvin and America in the Aftermath.
I am 99% sure you have no idea what this country is doing to people on probation and parole. Let me tell you why it really matters.
New Conservative “Anti-Riot” Laws Only Prove That Protesting Makes An Impact
#InTheseTweets | Fifty-Ninth Edition (+ Fifty-Eighth and Fifty-Seventh Edition)
There is Never a "Perfect" Victim of Police Violence Because Human Beings are Imperfect.
I'm Fully Vaccinated. Some of My Homies Haven't Had a Single Dose. We've Had Some Real Conversations about their Hesitancy
Seeing Myself In Ma’Khia Bryant
No, Nancy. George Floyd Did Not Sacrifice His Life for Justice. Derek Chauvin Took It.
The Throw Aways: How We Watched America Murder Incarcerated People
This week America has a choice to break a vicious cycle of letting white men off for lynching Black folk
The Fraternal Order of White Supremacy
Some encouraging words before what I think could be a very hard week. And why we must raise the bar for what "justice" means to us.
If America Does Not Soon Change, How Long Can it Expect to Keep the Population it Has?
The Head of the Boston Police Union Was Molesting Kids for 20 Years. The Department Knew. And Did Nothing.
A Black Cop is Receiving Restitution 15 Years After Being Fired from Preventing Brutality
We Are In One of the Hardest Moments of the BLM Movement
I Have Written Ad Nauseum about Police Violence Against Black Americans. It's Exhausting
Sheriff Earle Brown, founder of the city where Daunte Wright was murdered, was a longtime member of the KKK
How the Murder of Daunte Wright Pushed Black America To the Breaking Point
Today, I Actually Don't Have Time for the Whole World's Problems. Because Daunte Wright
9 things that should be decriminalized tomorrow
10 ways I (try to) practice self-care
The "Goon Squad" Might Sound Like a Rap Group. But It's Actually an NYPD Special Unit That Terrorizes Protesters
Today proved just how hard it is to convict a white man of lynching a Black man in broad daylight
Covid Vaccinations are Not Getting to Haiti Despite Climbing Numbers
Among So Much Progress, There is Still Much Regression
My Mother Died 20 Years Ago, Today: A Reflection on Grief, History and Memory
We Won!!! St. Louis voters just changed leadership of their entire city government. Let me explain how.
Black Faith-Based Leaders in Georgia are Fighting Back Against Restrictive Voting Laws
The Painful Relapse of DMX and Societal Treatment of Black Substance Abuse
There Were So Many Chances to Save George Floyd’s Life
We've Been Using Zoom for a Whole Ass Year and Some White Folks STILL Ain't Learned How to Put Their Racism on Mute
A legal argument for interrupting police when they are literally murdering someone
A Muted Revolution: On the 2-Year Anniversary of Nipsey Hussle's Untimely Death
America will riot if Derek Chauvin isn't convicted for killing George Floyd
Fox News Is Finally Facing the Consequences of Their Lies
Mobilizing Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson Shots in Rural Black Communities
Ending the failed "War on Drugs" - which was always more of a war on Black people & communities
#InTheseTweets | Fifty-Fifth Edition
Community News: Black woman in Oklahoma Attacked by Young White Men in Walmart Feels Unheard and Unsupported.
This brave Black legislator knocked on the Governor's door and they charged her with a felony
Let's elect the first Black woman as Mayor of St. Louis
Language Policing: The Very Nuanced Story of a Black Cop in Tampa Being Fired for Using the N-Word
Boba Liberalism: A Conversation With Asian American Students on the Movement for Asian Lives
On March 4th, I made a prediction for today. Here's what happened next.
#InTheseTweets | Fifty-Fourth Edition
135 Unarmed Black People Were Killed by Police Officers with Previous Offenses of Violent Misconduct Since 2015. What the Data Tells Us
Weed In the White House: What Legalizing Marijuana Really Means
The 53rd time Philando Castile was pulled over: The math of police brutality and American racism.
Of course Robert Aaron Long is a bigot. And of course his shootings were hate crimes.
The Struggle of Black and Asian Solidarity and White Supremacy as the Devil in the Corner (Photo Essay)
Writer Caroline Randall Williams Talks Confederate Family Lineage, The Legacy of Black Writers and The Importance of Archiving Black Stories
12 Republicans just voted against giving congressional medals to the Capitol Police
Suggestions for What to Do With Trump’s Incomplete Border Wall
On the 30-Year Anniversary of the Shooting Death of Latasha Harlins and the History of Tension Between Black and Asian Communities Amidst anti-Asian Violence
Why I Feared No One Would Care About Andrew Cuomo’s History of Sexual Misconduct
Understanding the pain, grief, and fury of Samaria Rice.
The Health of Mumia Abu-Jamal and the Consistent Threat of Covid Amongst Incarcerated Elders
The murder of Breonna Taylor and why the safest cities in America hardly have any police
TNS Daily Recap: March 12, 2021
In These Tweets | Fifty-Third Edition
TNS Daily Recap: March 11, 2021
Announcement: We're moving from Patreon to Substack and hope you'll join us!
Why we must fight for the safety of Asian-Americans
An Open Letter to the Queen of England on Meghan Markle
White Folks Burning Masks in Idaho is Peak Pandemic Whiteness
An Interview With Gen Z On the Start of the Derek Chauvin Trial
Last year we raised the money for Kenny Walker's defense. Today he has been fully exonerated.
VIDEO: TNS Interview with Robert Jones Jr. (Son of Baldwin), Author of "The Prophets"
Why we must all make the hard pivot this week to calling it the Derek Chauvin trial
Activist and Artist Jamil Davis on Fighting Against Racist Policy in Florida, New Fatherhood and Combining Music with Message
Let me explain some genuine confusion about abolishing the systems of policing and mass incarceration
I slipped and fell down the steps this week
Prophets That Walk Among Us: A Conversation with Robert Jones Jr.
Rochester Police tackle, pepper spray, and arrest a Black woman and her 3 year old baby after wrongly accusing her of stealing
Joe Biden has just doubled down on a white supremacist foreign policy
What We Have Learned About Police Violence 30 Years After the Beating of Rodney King
New Administration, Same Racist Rules: How Immigrant Rights Are Still Being Threatened
Reparations Will Soon Begin in Evanston, Illinois. When Will the Rest of the Nation Follow Suit?
Why It Matters That A Single Black Person Didn’t Vote in the Golden Globes
It's ALWAYS Good to Call Out Racism - Even from Dr. Seuss!
New App Allows Citizens to 'BEAR' Witness to Dangerous Police Encounters
New software brings historic Black heroes back to life... and I don't know how I feel about it.
Left Behind: How will BIPOC Women Fair in the Return to Post-Covid “Normalcy”
We don't have 1 justice system, but 30,000 microsystems. Let me explain why that REALLY matters.
One Final Movie Recommendation as Black History Month Comes to a Close
Boy Meets Racist Girl and Any Potential for a Spark Goes Up in Cross-Burning Flames
The Case for Reparations Began in 1878 When Henrietta Wood Won a Lawsuit Against Her Enslaver
If Democrats do something truly horrible, are we supposed to be silent about it?
Daniel Prude’s Killer Will Not Be Charged. This All Feels Too Familiar
Wealthy Los Angeles Residents are Stealing COVID-19 Vaccination Access Codes from Communities of Color
Help Us Build a Platform Built to Disrupt & Mobilize
One Year Ago Ahmaud Arbery Died in a Very American Way
New Coronavirus Death Milestone: How America’s History Warned Us This Would Happen
A Young Black Man in Texas was Racially Profiled During a Winter Storm. Because Racial Profiling Knows No Barriers
NYPD Officer Admits He Played a Role in the Murder of Malcolm X
Stevie's Ghana Get Outta Here (poem)
The DOJ Just Deported a 95 Year Old Nazi for Crimes Committed in 1945. Good! Now the DOJ Should Prosecute the Woman Who Got Emmett Till Murdered in 1955.
Black College President Joins Private Prison Board, Gets Blasted, Pretends It Never Happened
On Ted Cruz & Why Young People Don’t Care About Politicians
On Black Suicide Rates in Chicago's Cook County and the Impact of Dehumanization Amid Global Crises
#InTheseTweets | Fiftieth Edition
Thoughts On “Malcolm & Marie” and White People Creating Black Characters
While Texas Politicians Ignore Climate Change, Black and Brown Families Suffer in Winter Storm
Bigots Die Everyday. Systemic Oppression, Not So Much
McDonald’s Appears to be Serving Systemic Racism to Black Franchise Owners
“Central Park Karen”, Restorative Justice, & Why We Must Follow Through On These Cases
70 Years Ago NYC Passed a Bill Prohibiting Race-Based Housing Discrimination. What Was its Impact?
LAPD Officers Circulate Racist “Valentine’s Day” Image of George Floyd. Who’s Surprised?
The Mammy at Work: Study Shows Black Women Still Fighting Negative Stereotypes
Reactions to Disturbing Impeachment Evidence & the History of White People Ignoring Evil
Advice for Austin Chenge, the Black Gubernatorial Candidate in Michigan Who Wants to Get Rid of Black History Month
Revolutionary Love #3: Branton Moncriffe
A Settlement Has Been Reached for the Family of Alton Sterling. It’s Been a Journey
Revolutionary Love #2 - Brandis Rawls
The Language of the Unheard vs The Demands of the Entitled: Two Sides of Rioting
7 Black Movies to Watch That Have Nothing to Do With Slavery or Jim Crow
New Definitions: Redefining America Through Verse | Volume Six [Defining Reflection]
Defunding the Police Actually Makes Us Safer: Denver Has the Receipts
Why I am Looking Forward to Seeing ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’
The Fight to Keep Black History Curriculum in American Schools
Why I Didn’t Watch the Super Bowl & How Colin Kaepernick’s Legacy Will Live Far Beyond Tom Brady’s
New Definitions: Redefining America Through Verse | Volume Five [Defining Revolutionary]
Revolutionary Love #1 - Shamyra Howard Blackburn
Captioning Eulogies: Police Violence Through the Lens of Social Media
Trayvon Martin Was Born and Murdered During Black History Month. Today is His Birthday
American Students and Teachers Have Been Failed Throughout the Pandemic. A Lesson in Neglect
As it Focused on So Many Problems Confronting Georgia, Atlanta Elected a Truly Problematic District Attorney
I Watched AOC's Retelling of the Insurrection with Chills. It Hit Close to Home
The Green Book's Road Trip: The Journey of a Black Travel Guide in the Post-Jim Crow South
If Yara Shahidi Was President: A Poem From a Young Black Woman
28 Reasons for Black History Month in 2021
New Definitions: Redefining America Through Verse | Volume Four [Defining Black]
Honoring the Words and Work of Coretta Scott King on the 15th Anniversary of Her Passing
Reddit Army vs. Rich People, Gamestop vs. Robinhood, AOC vs. Ted Cruz, & Why This All Just Make Sense in 2021
Cicely Tyson Embodied the Glory of a Black Life Well-Lived: A Note of Gratitude
Michael Thompson Just Served 25 years for Selling Weed. Now Michigan is Putting Him on Probation for 4 Years
After Almost Six Decades Black Americans are Still Looking for the 'Fairness' in the Fair Housing Act
The Leader of the Proud Boys has been a Police Informant for the Past Decade
New Definitions: Redefining America Through Verse | Volume Three [Defining Insurrection]
To Whoever Runs AmazonVideo’s IG Account, Your Comment on the Underground Railroad Was Highly Offensive
If Biden’s Big Idea for Criminal Justice is to Take Us Back to the Obama Years, We’re All In Trouble.
Why Black People Are Being Vaccinated At Lower Rates Than White Ones
When Will We Move Beyond Merely "Exploring" the Idea of Reparations?
On the Failed Attempt of the 1776 Commission Report and the Reaches of Caucacity
America is a Young Nation. It Will Likely Not Fully Mature in our Lifetime
Reasons Why a Police Reform Agenda from the Biden Administration Cannot Wait
America Relies on the Faithfulness of Black People to Remain Afloat
We Must Be Careful to Not Simply Transition From Overt Bigotry to Pleasant Racism
New Definitions: Redefining America Through Verse | Volume Two [Defining White Supremacy]
A Letter to Donald Trump On His Final Day in Office
Life after the Inauguration: Joe, Kamala and the Rest of Us
King’s Court: Leaders Who Moved Alongside Martin
Social Media Stars and the Black Community
Guess What? Police are Still Killing Unarmed Black People with Impunity.
A Eulogy for the Trump Presidency.
Three Reasons Why Trump’s Second Impeachment Is Actually Important
Closing Notes on the Capitol Insurrection. Because Whiteness Takes Up Too Much Space
SHAUN KING: I’m for Free Speech AND the Banning of Trump and White Supremacists across Social Media. Here’s Why
Photo Essay: Police Understand Show of Force When Black Lives is the Cause for Demonstration
SHAUN KING: Even Most “Good White People” in Power are Incapable or Unwilling to Truly Confront the Threat of White Supremacy
How Eugene Goodman Restored Some Faith in the Future of Policing
COVID Consequences of the Capitol Siege
On the Siege of the Capitol: Why It's So Frightening It's Funny
A Black Man's Neck Was Kneeled on Days Before the Capitol Insurrection
On Being Ready to Use Privilege as a Weapon for Change
New Definitions: Redefining America Through Verse | Volume One
KENDI: Gen Z’s Humorous Response to the Capitol Riots & How We’ve Learned to Cope
On the Georgia Senate Victories, The Capitol Siege and White Nationalism's Constant Need to be Centered
Kick Trump Out Now, But the Damage is Already Done.
Live Blog: Capitol Building Under Seige As Trump Supporters Attempt Coup
The Very Long Road to Raphael Warnock’s Senate Seat
Victory in Georgia: Rev. Raphael Warnock Makes History After Defeating Kelly Loeffler in Senate Runoff
Rusten Shesky, Officer Who Shot and Paralyzed Jacob Blake, Will Not Be Charged
New Year, New Fears for Enslaved Families
KENDI: On Keyon Harrold Jr. and the Presumption of Sticky-Fingered Black Kids
Georgia Runoff: Democrats and Republicans Enter Final Battle for Control of the Senate
Coronavirus Pandemic: Live Updates On COVID-19, A Vaccine and Federal Relief
SHAUN KING: Gary Chamber’s Congressional Run Gives 2021 a Great Start
Two Women Are Defending Black Lives Matter Plaza Against Domestic Terrorists
33 Inspiring Women We Crushed on This Year
Oscar Grant's Death Ushered in a New Era of Filmed Police Violence
A Look Ahead: Five Leaders to Watch in 2021