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The Breakdown with Shaun King The North Star

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Join Shaun as he unpacks the most important stories of injustice, racism and corruption, but also tells you who's fighting back and how you can support and join them with practical action steps.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
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    Ep. 628 - Please support this retreat for Black fathers of police brutality victims

    Ep. 628 - Please support this retreat for Black fathers of police brutality victims

    On today's episode of The Breakdown I will not only confront the ugly and racist myths and stereotypes about Black fathers in America, I will tell you how we can support Black fathers on the journey to recovering from losing their children to police violence in America.

    Thank God many groups are already supporting the mothers. They need it. But along the way, the fathers have been forgotten and they need our help.

    We are working directly with the families of Mike Brown and Oscar Grant to support a retreat for these great men, but we need YOU to chip in today to help cover the costs. Please click the link in my bio on IG and click on the picture of the fundraiser to support them now. 100% of the proceeds go straight to the retreat.

    As you may know, we are going through some cool changes and testing out some new options for the future of The Breakdown podcast and we need all of our listeners to PLEASE complete this quick survey.

    The link will be in my bio on Instagram until Sunday night or you can go directly to: https://forms.gle/SeABuvGARcx9oSbP6And yes, if you already completed the earlier survey, we still need you to complete this one.

    THANK YOU!!!

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    We need ALL listeners of The Breakdown podcast to please complete this quick survey

    We need ALL listeners of The Breakdown podcast to please complete this quick survey

    As you may know, we are going through some cool changes and testing out some new options for the future of The Breakdown podcast and we need all of our listeners to PLEASE complete this quick survey.

    The link will be in my bio on Instagram until Sunday night or you can go directly to: https://forms.gle/SeABuvGARcx9oSbP6And yes, if you already completed the earlier survey, we still need you to complete this one.

    THANK YOU!!!

    Shaun & Crew

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    Ep. 627 - Joe Biden should NOT run for reelection

    Ep. 627 - Joe Biden should NOT run for reelection

    Right now, potential candidates for the Democratic and Republican nominations for President of the United States are all working through what it's going to look like for them to run for the nomination. Privately, teams are being formed, decisions are being made, and the waters are being tested.

    On one end, dozens of Republicans are considering whether or not they run - regardless of Trump's role in the race. If Trump does run, it will indeed scare off most candidates, but some are already telling their teams they are running one way or the other.

    On the other end, dozens of Democrats are privately considering whether or not they will run. But the major elephant in the room is the fact that Joe Biden, who is 79 years old, and will be 82 if he runs again, and will be nearly 90 years old if he won a second term, might run for reelection. In fact, this week the White House has said that he will.

    In my opinion, they HAVE to say that. If they said otherwise, he'd immediately be a lame duck president and lose some of the power he currently has.
    But he absolutely should NOT run. Yes, he's too old. And not nearly as capable as you'd hope the President of the United States would be. But also, he's just not that great of a President.

    After years of posting hundreds of full length episodes of The Breakdown for FREE on Instagram, we are now going back exclusively to Apple Podcasts and Spotify and hope that you will join us there or at TheNorthStar.com. Subscribe and listen and share today!

    Ep. 626 - Inflation vs. Price-Gouging vs. Corporate Profiteering

    Ep. 626 - Inflation vs. Price-Gouging vs. Corporate Profiteering

    Prices of EVERYTHING have exploded all over the country and for everyday people you are now having WAY more month than you have money. From gas prices, to food, and everything in between - everything is rising EXCEPT WAGES.

    Today I want to unpack and explain what's ACTUALLY happening. They call it inflation, but what I really see is price-gouging and corporate profiteering. Let's talk about it.

    After years of posting hundreds of full length episodes of The Breakdown for FREE on Instagram, we are now going back exclusively to Apple Podcasts and Spotify and hope that you will join us there or at TheNorthStar.com. Subscribe and listen and share today!

    Ep. 625 - The January 6th Congressional Hearings are 16 Months Too Late

    Ep. 625 - The January 6th Congressional Hearings are 16 Months Too Late

    Better late than never? Maybe. But the new congressional hearings that are underway on the January 6th white supremacist insurrection are too little, too late. Conservatives have moved completely on. That door is closed altogether. And the truth is, I think 90% of Americans have as well. It's sad and crazy to say that. People waited. For weeks. Then months. Then seasons. Now years.

    And life is hard right now. From gas, to inflation, to Covid, to gun violence, to mass shootings, and everything in between - we'd still like to see justice and accountability for January 6th, but the moment has been missed. I'm sure of it.

    Ep. 624 - Families in Buffalo have not seen a dime of the money donated for them

    Ep. 624 - Families in Buffalo have not seen a dime of the money donated for them

    This makes my blood boil. Even though millions of dollars was given to GoFundMe to support the families of victims in Buffalo, an organization thousands of miles away, that has nothing to do with Buffalo, is lording over the money and is saying it might be as late as December before anyone gets it.

    This organization should never be allowed to do this again. Had we all known better in the moment, we would've stopped them then and there. Moving forward, we MUST make sure that families have direct control of the money being raised for them.

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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
109 Ratings

109 Ratings

TanyaGMelbourne ,

Grateful for the Passionate Activism, Heart& Genuine Insight

I have been listening to Shaun for roughly 2.5 years from Australia. I’ve also purchased and read his book Make Change and follow The North Star and Grassroots Law. There is no one on the planet currently who works so hard to provide education, support and insight about injustice in America BUT also provides so many solutions. I continue to learn so much from Shaun and I deeply wish we had someone like him in Australia. Highly recommend this podcast.

freepalestine12345678 ,

Please google this man

The number of failed fundraisers and accusations that surround this man are alarming. Just look at what Samaria Rice has to say about him profiting off her son’s death.

justBrenda ,

Informed speaker

Easy to follow podcast and very informative. I learn something new from Shaun. From Australia

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