Shaun King

Activist

Shaun King was born in Franklin County, Kentucky, United States on September 17th, 1979 and is the Activist. At the age of 44, Shaun King biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

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Date of Birth
September 17, 1979
Nationality
United States
Place of Birth
Franklin County, Kentucky, United States
Age
44 years old
Zodiac Sign
Virgo
Profession
Writer
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Morehouse College (BA), Arizona State University (MA)
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Spouse(s)
Rai King ​(m. 2001)​
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5
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Shaun King Career

After graduation, King was a high school civics teacher for about a year and then worked in Atlanta's juvenile justice system. King left teaching and worked as a pastor at Total Grace Christian Center in DeKalb County, Georgia. He had been inspired to become a pastor when he was in high school; while King was recovering from injuries after an assault, King was regularly visited by his best friend's father, who was a pastor. He recalled growing up without a father figure and said, "I just found myself so impacted by this man coming to visit me that I wanted to be like him.” In 2008, King founded a church in Atlanta called "Courageous Church". He made use of social media to recruit new members and was known as the "Facebook Pastor". In 2012, King resigned from the Courageous Church, citing personal stress and disillusionment.

King has written extensively about his experiences as a biracial person, and has also written about the Black Lives Matter movement, gaining prominence during the events following the shooting of Michael Brown. King wrote an article analyzing the Brown crime scene, and argued that the evidence suggested that officer Darren Wilson's life was not in danger during the shooting.

King became a contributing blogger for the politically liberal website, the Daily Kos, in September 2014. His contributions to the website have focused on civil rights, violence in Ferguson, Missouri, and Charleston, South Carolina, as well as allegations of police brutality, especially toward the black community. On October 2, 2015, King joined New York Daily News as a senior justice writer, where focused on reporting and commentary on social justice, police brutality and race relations. On December 28, 2016, Cenk Uygur announced that King had been hired as a political commentator for The Young Turks. King left the Daily News in August 2017.

In 2019, King launched the crowdfunded website The North Star, calling it an online revival of the anti-slavery newspaper of the same name, and saying that he had the support of relatives of Frederick Douglass, the original paper's editor. The site has articles, podcast episodes, and videos for a subscription fee, with a focus on social justice issues such as police brutality and mass incarceration. The Daily Beast reported that the site did not deliver all the features that were promised to fundraisers, such as a daily video broadcast and an app. King said he had been overzealous with the project and that he should have listened to advisors who told him that his plans for the site were too ambitious. After leaving The North Star, historian and former editor-in-chief Keisha Blain accused King of being "a liar & a fraud" but said that she was prevented from saying much because of a non-disclosure agreement. Another former employee claimed that employees had to fight for months to receive health care benefits they were promised, while King claimed that all employees received full health care coverage.

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Shaun King Awards
  • Black Entertainment Television's Humanitarian Hero Award (2018)
  • TIME Magazine's The 25 Most Influential People on the Internet (2018)
  • Black Entertainment Television's Social Movement Award (2019)

Protesters in Washington, D.C., burnt Israel flags, but survivors lauded the engineer, 25, who died after leftists lauded him for'martyring himself.'

www.dailymail.co.uk, February 27, 2024
At a vigil for Aaron Bushnell, the US airman who set himself ablaze in a deadly pro-Palestine demonstration, protesters burnt Israeli flags outside the Washington, D.C. embassy. People insisted on signs that "Israel bombs babies" and that Bushnell was "killed in protest against Israel's brutality.' For the 25-year-old airman, there are lit candles, left notes, and flowers. Bushnell, 25, succumbered to his burns after lighting himself on fire on Sunday as he yelled "Free Palestine" in a demonstration on Twitch.

Syracuse professor says US airman  Aaron Bushnell who set himself on fire outside DC Israeli embassy in pro-Palestine protest 'showed more courage than politicians'

www.dailymail.co.uk, February 26, 2024
Aaron Bushnell, 25, succumbed to his burns overnight after lighting himself on fire as he screamed 'Free Palestine' on Sunday in a demonstration he livestreamed. The fire raged for more than a minute before police and security forces were able to extinguish it. It has since been revealed that Dave and Danielle Bushnell, long-serving members of the Community for Jesus church in Orleans, Massachusetts, who has been accused in the past of operating as a cult that abuses and regulates its followers. Following Hamas' deadly 9/11 terrorist attacks, the church overwhelmingly supported Israel on its social media, reposting tweets that strongly support Israel's Gaza operation. Hamas is the only one specifically attacking civilians.' Hamas is trying to pressure the Israeli military to violate the Israeli military's laws of war; Israel accepts that there are no laws that a Hamas gunman will follow.' The strange find is that a sick world is more accepting of deliberate mass murders by Hamas than by Israel's occasional accidental collateral damage.'

Shaun King, the controversial BLM activist, claims he was banned from Instagram for pro-Palestine posts, though he accuses Israel of genocide

www.dailymail.co.uk, December 25, 2023
On Monday, King David, who has been accused of consistently lying about his identity and employment, posted a video on the account of Gaza photographer Wissam Nassar, who claimed to be barred from the forum after posting comments on the Hamas-Israel war. 'I'm secure, and I've been through a lot more difficult times than being banned from Instagram,' first and foremost. I've been through rough times. This is not difficult times. Gaza is in the midst of a difficult situation right now,' he said. 'Meta, Facebook, and Instagram have all agreed to stand in the way of those of us who are campaigning for Palestinian rights and dignity.' I won't be able to bear it, but I'm going to keep fighting where I can.' As of Monday morning, the King's Facebook page was still online.
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