Sitemap - 2022 - The North Star with Shaun King

5 Triumphs of the Black Community in 2022: California Reparations & Congressional Medals

TNS Weekly Recap 12/11 - 12/17/22

The History of How Suicide Has Been Weaponized In & Against the Black Community

TNS Weekly Recap 12/4 - 12/10/22

To Attend An HBCU Or To Not - That Is the Question Black Gen Z's Must Answer

50% off of EVERY SINGLE ITEM until we sell out

TNS Weekly Recap 11/27 - 12/03/22

Legalized Lynchings: Kevin Johnson, Davel Chinn, & The Uneven Toll of Death Row on Black People

(ALL HANDS ON DECK) Let's help send hundreds of Brooklyn students to study abroad for 6 weeks in South Africa

TNS Weekly Recap 11/20 - 11/26/22

The Fight For Georgia: $1 Million Police Violence Settlement Underscores Senate Runoff

TNS Weekly Recap 11/13 - 11/19/22

Making Sense of the Elections That Just Took Place: Here Are the Results You Need to Know

(LISTEN) Why I expect today will be a horrible day for Democrats across the country :: Episode 704 of The Breakdown with Shaun King

TNS Weekly Recap 10/31 - 11/06/22

On the Passing of Takeoff & The State of Rap: How White Teens Have Increased Violence in the Genre

TNS Weekly Recap 10/24 - 10/30/22

The Black History They Buried: Reverse Freedom Rides, & How They Still Exist Today

TNS Weekly Recap 10/17 - 10/22/22

On "The Woman King": White People Love Making "Black Power" Slave Narratives

The Thievery of Black Joy: Eric André Sues Atlanta Police Over Airport Drug Search

TNS Weekly Recap 10/3 - 10/8/22

Kanye West, Candace Owens, & the Paradox of African-American Celebrities

Can you actually name a single victim of police brutality from 2022?

The Black History They Buried: Robert Frazier & The Origin of “Negro” College Mascots

Why you should consider becoming a subscriber to The North Star today

TNS Weekly Recap 9/12 - 9/17/22

On The Tragic Death of Rapper PnB Rock: Stop Blaming His Partner & Start Looking At the System

Queen Elizabeth of England Is Gone, & The Black Diaspora Has a Lot to Say

Black Exodus: Tyler, the Creator, Magic Carpets, and Forming Footsteps

TNS Weekly Recap 8/29 - 9/3/22

Learning our History, & Amassing Generational Wealth: Good News Stories From Communities of Color.

Inflation is Obvious, Segregation is Subtle: A Black Girl’s Way Home - By Ava Emilione

Spending a week with family before school begins for the kids. See you next week.

TNS Weekly Recap 8/15 - 8/20/22

Community Conversations: Lineage Based Reparations & the Divide Between Black Americans Descendant From Slaves, & Those Who Aren’t

TNS Weekly Recap 8/8 - 8/13/22

Street Gang or Group of Black People - According to the RICO Act, Courts See Little Difference

It's WILD to see white conservatives now calling to defund the police...that are investigating them

Against their wishes, the men that chased, cornered, and lynched Ahmaud Arbery will spend the rest of their lives in Georgia state prisons

TNS Weekly Recap: 8/1- 8/6/22

Brittney Griner & The Commodification of Black Women in America

Tell me everything you can about Kevin Sheehan of the New York Post

TNS Weekly Recap: 7/24- 7/30/2022

How The New Oxford Dictionary of African American English Will Pay Tribute To & Protect the Legacy of Black Americans

Black Exodus: Evidence That It’s OK From the Other Side

TNS Weekly Recap: 7/18-7/22/2022

Let's all support our brilliant writer and editor, Donney Rose, in his next endeavor, OK?

My Farewell to The North Star

COMMUNITY CONVERSATION: How Safe is Your Community Amid This Record-Setting Heatwave?

Mending History, Stories of Long-Awaited Justice For POC: First Black Historic District in Philly, & Burial Plots Discovered at the Oldest Baptist Church In America

On the Un-Severed Head of American White Supremacy

TNS Weekly Recap 7/11-7/15/2022

Gun Control Is Historically Racist. So Why Are Black People Buying More Guns Than Ever Before?

Carolyn Bryant Donham [Also] Claims Victimhood in Her Memoir About the Murder of Emmett Till

Getty Images Recently Made Thousands of Photos of Black People in the US and the UK Accessible to the Public

More Black Medical Students but Few Black Doctors: How Black Students are Being Barred from Advancing In Medicine

TNS Weekly Recap: 7/4-7/8/2022

My Country is a Shootout

The Come Up: Documenting the Newest Generation of Black & Brown Artists

White Supremacist Killers Benefit From the Moral Debate Surrounding Capital Punishment

Community Conversation: Has American Life Worsened Since the End of Social Distancing?

TNS In the Neighborhood: Women of Color on Roe V. Wade

TNS Weekly Recap: 6/27-7/1/2022

We Outside! Black Families are Taking to Camping in Record Numbers to Rest, Retreat and Heal

In the U.S. Racism Is Literally In the Air: Black People’s Evolving Relationship With Climate Change & the Movement to End It

Yes, Donald Trump Acted a Whole Fool on January 6, 2021 — No, That Has Not Stopped Candidates He's Endorsed from Winning Primaries

NYC Pride Through the Eyes of Those Who Found Joy in Spite of America Being America...

Joe Biden should face a rigorous Democratic primary and the Democratic Party needs all new leadership

TNS Weekly Recap: 6/20-6/24/2022

A Miranda Rights Remix Ghost-Written by the Supreme Court

I Was Stranded in My Hometown and Ended Up in a Substantive Conversation on Race and Culture with a Pair of White Strangers

Introducing The North Star Publishing and our very first book, Lemons and Stones

Black people deserve a day off. It's as simple as that.

TNS Weekly Recap: 6/13-6/17/2022

Catholic School Stripped of Its Religious Affiliations After Flying Black Lives Matter & LGBT Pride Flags

Hate Don't Live There Anymore, Hope Does — On the Reclamation of a Former KKK Headquarters

Exonerated in the After-Life

White Peoples' Original Name For Gun Violence; “Black-on-Black Crime”

TNS Weekly Recap: 6/6-6/10/2022

White Domestic Terrorism is Treated Like Political Theater

Racist Museum Menus and the Trouble With Recognizing Microaggressions as the Dangers they Are

Darker Skinned COVID-19 Patients are Appearing Healthier Than They Actually Are Due to Inaccurate Oxygen Level Readings.

For POC Thinking of Leaving America For Good: Here Are Some Who Already Have

Why You Should Subscribe to The North Star with Shaun King

TNS Weekly Recap: 5/30-6/3/2022

The Audacity of Payton Gendron's Not-Guilty Plea in the Wake of Ending 10 Black Lives

For People of Color Thinking of Leaving America For Good: Me Too

Should Black Voters Decide to Let the Democrats Figure Midterms Out Without Our Vote There's a Reason for it.

TNS Weekly Recap: 5/23-5/27/2022

Why Nothing Gets Done — America's Culture of Violence and the Ghosts of Red Summer

I am Tired of Writing about American Carnage.

Going to School In the Age of Mass Shootings: How I and Other Young People Have Coped With the Reality of School Being A Deadly Place

On the Need to Get the Language Right When Talking Racial Justice.

How Black Music Serves the Black Community In Times of Violence: Exploring the Intersections of Rap and Gospel

TNS Weekly Recap: 5/15-5/20/2022

White Students at a Cincinnati High School Posted "Blacks Only" and "Whites Only" Signs Over Water Fountains — Yes, in 2022.

Why The Victims of the Hate Crime in Buffalo Aren’t On Gen Z Timelines Nearly Enough

Joe Biden Says "White Supremacy is a Poison" and I Cannot Imagine an America That Will Ever Be Serious About Poison Control.

The Only Politics is Blood — On Replacement Theory in America

"Replacement" Religion

When Feminists Forget Us: Women of Color In Today’s Image of the Feminist Movement

TNS Weekly Recap: 5/9-5/13/22

On The Right to Choose...

Ron DeSantis Wants to Eliminate a Considerable Portion of Florida's Majority Black Voting Districts. Because He's Ron DeSantis...

Good News Stories From Communities of Color: A Caribbean Princess

I Know Why The (Un)Caged Bird Sings a Prison Song and Other Vestiges of Jim Crow Louisiana.

Quadry Sanders Was Killed Due to a Hyper-Violent Culture of Policing that Wages War on Black Bodies. Let's Start There.

TNS Weekly Recap: 5/1-5/6/2022

Don't Say Mom

Mixed In Media: How Mixed Race People Are Portrayed in Film & TV

The Case for Tulsa Race Massacre Reparations Lives On

Community Conversation: What are the Larger Ramifications of the Supreme Court’s Plan to Overrule Roe v. Wade

The Proposed Ban on Menthol Cigarettes Sparks a Debate Over How it Will Help and Harm the Black Community.

Book Bans, Bad Bills, & Why the Black and LGBT+ Community Need to Come Together Now More Than Ever

TNS Weekly Recap: 4/25-4/29/2022

America, The Country of Contradiction

Will the Latest Attempt at Police Reform Actually Offer the Transparency its Advertising?

The Oppressors' Relationship With "Freedom of Speech" - Friend or Foe?

An Open Letter to NYC Housing Insecurity

Pamela Moses Will Not Serve Additional Time for Attempting to Restore Her Voting Rights. She Just Still Won't Be Able to Vote in Tennessee

TNS Weekly Recap: 4/18-4/22/2022

Community Conversation: What Should We Be Doing About Police Brutality Against Black Children?

"Celling Out": Henrietta Lacks' Stolen Cells Have Been Profitable for Decades for Many People Except her Grieving Family.

Louisiana's Proposed HB729 Legislation Would Limit Mugshots Being Released Prior to Convictions — A Huge Potential Benefit for Defendants of Color.

A Quick Note to the Chicago Police Department on Their Struggle to ‘Build Community’ with Citizens They Terrorized.

It’s Always Felt Like the World Was Ending and Other Lessons I Learned From Spike Lee

TNS Weekly Recap: 4/11-4/15/2022

PSA: Black Women it’s Fair to ‘Screen’ Calls for Justice.

Patrick Lyoya Was Executed in a Land Where His Family Sought Refuge from Violence

Drop it Like it's Cold: Civil Rights Era Cold Cases Have Been Passed from Administration to Administration with Little to No Resolve

The Things We Cannot Discuss: When I Wonder About the Race of a Mass Shooter, I'm Always Hoping They're Not Black

Art Imitates...White Privilege

TNS Weekly Recap: 4/4-4/8/2022

The "Prison TikTok" Movement is the Newest Trend for Formerly and Currently Incarcerated People to Tell Stories of Redemption and the Horrors of Incarceration.

Child Q and The Desensitization Americans Feel Towards the Brutalization of Black Bodies Across the Globe

It's Funny How Justice is Never in the Budget...

Reading Between the Marginalized Lines: Book Banning is at an All-Time High Impacting Black and LGBTQ+ Authors

There Still is No Hierarchy of Oppression

My Only Real Takeaway From the Will Smith Debacle Before I Never Talk About It Again: Black People Are Never Allowed to Mess Up

TNS Weekly Recap: 3/28-4/1/2022

Between a Rock and A Hard Hand: Chris Rock’s Hairy History with Black People

For Marginalized People: Why Do We Carry So Much Shame?

Yesterday I Became a Black Homeowner. I'm Emphasizing the "Black" Because There is Still a Great Degree of Inequity in Black Homeownership.

Why White Men Like to Be the Devil…’s Advocate, As Explained To Me By a White Man

Every “N**ga Moment” a Black Person Has is NOT the Burden of All of Black America.

TNS Weekly Recap: 3/21-3/25/2022

When Keepin' It Colonizer Goes Wrong: On William and Kate's Not-So-Warm Caribbean Welcome

Why Our Praise of Judge Ketanji Brown-Jackson Isn’t the Support We Think It Is

Justice is Hardly Ever on Time but Black Death Never Has to Wait.

Good News Stories From Communities of Color: Legal Protection for Natural Hair and a Revolutionary Black-Owned Pajama Brand

Jajuan Henderson was Paralyzed by New Jersey Police Over a Month Ago as He (Unsuspiciously)Sat Outside His Mother's Home

TNS Weekly Recap: 3/14-3/18/2021

Black Police Officers Trying To Take Down the System From Within the Force

Perjury by Any Other Name

America is All the Way Back Outside. But Did We Learn Anything from Isolation?

In Eternal Memory of Breonna...In Forever Solidarity with Tamika

Youth at the Acadiana Center for Youth in St. Martinville, Louisiana are Being Treated Like Savages. Because They are Seen as Disposable

A Tale of Two Refugees: The Story of Two Asylum-Seeking Children From Drastically Different Countries & The Fates That Awaited Them

TNS Weekly Recap: 3/7-3/11/2022

Community Conversation: How Do You Define Representation?

A Mock Slave Auction at a North Carolina School is the Latest Incident of Black Students Living the History that Many Schools Don't Want Taught.

In the Russia-Ukraine News Coverage, Media Shows A Loss of Humanity. In Black and Brown Countries Ravaged By War, Media Turns Humans Into Statistics.

The 72-year-old War: DEI, CRT and the Integrating of American Education

On the Mysterious Conditions Surrounding the Death of Johnny Lee Perry in Montana

TNS Weekly Recap: 2/28-3/4/2022

A Lament For Mixed Kids: Understanding America Through The Erasure of Its Bi-Racial Citizens

When Joe Biden Says the 'Answer is Not to Defund the Police, it is to Fund the Police' What He's Really Saying Is...

Black Americans Believe in Heaven More than Every Other Racial Group. There are Reasons Why that Is

(At Least) 7 Black Women Whose Image Should Be the Universal Logo of Women's History Month.

Our Ancestors' Legacy: Reflecting On Voting Rights This Black History Month

TNS Weekly Recap: 2/21-2/25/2022

Stop Making Jokes About Ukraine and Start Seeing It As the War Zone It Has Become

What the Sentencing of Kim Potter Said About a White Mother Being Denied Proper Justice for her Black Son

7 Million Americans Won’t Be Un-Masking Anytime Soon. When You See Us Protecting Ourselves, Mind Your Business

Good News Stories From Communities of Color: A List of Brand New Black-Owned Businesses

Photo Essay: Clarifying What Lincoln REALLY Believed about Black Folks on Presidents' Day 2022

Bigoted Orange County DA Decides the Fate of Black Man’s Life Based On One Thing - If He Dated White Women

TNS Weekly Recap: 2/14-2/18/2022

Black Twitter Responds to Former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch Defending Corporate Racism

Yes, People of Color Notice If You Have an All-White Friend Group, and Yes We ARE Judging You For It!

Kanye West Is Giving Us Textbook Abusive Behavior: Why We Don’t See It That Way and Why That’s Dangerous

Travis and Greg McMichael Talked Like Racists Talk and Their Words Informed Their Actions.

These Songs of Freedom Live featuring Yamin Semali

When it Comes to Fighting for Our Voting Rights, Have We Lost Our Spunk?

TNS Weekly Recap: 2/7-2/11/2022

A High-Profile Sex Trafficking Case in Louisiana Highlights Disparities in Sex Crime Cases When Victims are Young Black Girls

The Unraveling of Black Voting Rights & The Strings Conservatives Continue To Pull

C.O.R.E. Values: A Tribute to the Freedom Rides of 1961

The Whitest States in America Have the Lowest Numbers of Police Killings but Their Black Citizens Would Never Know It.

Joe Rogan Uses the N-Word, the Sky Is Blue, And Other Facts I Thought We Already Knew

TNS Weekly Recap: 1/31-2/4/2022

To Be Black is to Always Pay the Empire's Poll Tax

Black Futures Month: What It Means & Where The History Went

The NFL Never Really Attempted to Hide its Racism. It Just Doubled Down on Gaslighting Black Fans

Lies My Country Told Me: Great Lies and Voting Rights

John Bel Edwards' Silence on the Police Killing of Ronald Greene is Rising to the Surface

Why Don’t We March When A Police Officer is Murdered?

TNS Weekly Recap: 1/24-1/28/2022

The 'Fine Print' of Democracy or America's Attempt at READING Black Voters for Filth.

Just Because They’re Black Doesn’t Mean They’re A Politician: Why We Must Fight For A Brilliant, Capable Black Woman as Supreme Court Justice

Bars on the Page vs Bars Inside a Cage: On Legislation Efforts to Decriminalize Rap Lyrics

The 3 Officers who Watched George Floyd Die Are On Trial, Along With the Entire Blue Lives Matter Movement

99 Problems, How to Solve 1: Fixing the Black Teacher Shortage

TNS Weekly Recap: 1/17-1/21/2022

Broken Promises: How Generation Z Refuses To Be Disappointed By Politicians

Mitchell McConnell Saying that African Americans Vote Just as Much as 'Americans' is Not Shocking. It's Age-Old Othering.

Community Conversation: What Did or Did Not Surprise You About the Voting Rights Bill Being Blocked in the Senate?

The Genius of Gary Chambers’ Pro-Marijuana Legalization Campaign Ad

Good News Stories From Communities of Color: Black Churches Across the Country Get A Major Financial Boost

Police Are Using Social Media to Control the Narrative, Here’s What That Looks Like

The Villainy You Teach

TNS Weekly Recap: 1/10-1/14/22

Black Voter Blues

Mother Maya Makes the Tail End of a Quarter and America Thinks it an Even Toss

8 HBCUs Were Targeted with Bomb Threats This Month. Because anti-Black Terroristic Threats are Very American

How the Man Who Gave Kyle Rittenhouse A Gun Has Suffered More Consequences Than the Actual Shooter & Other Reasons Why American Gun Laws Are A Joke

On The Ghost of the Three-Fifths Compromise and its Impact on the Battle Over Voting Rights

TNS Weekly Recap: 1/3-1/7/2022

Good News Stories From Communities of Color: Amassing Our Own Generational Wealth

Supremacy in Syndication

The Tale of a Black Photographer Capturing the January 6 Insurrection

A Look Back On the Landmark Police Accountability of 2021 - Will It Continue?

Twitter Permanently Suspends Marjorie Taylor Greene. Unfortunately She Represents a Group-Think that Has Not Suspended Covid Conspiracies