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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.

    Ep. 293 - MLK 360

    Ep. 293 - MLK 360

    While The North Star takes a sabbatical week, we've decided to rerun the top 5 most listened to episodes of The Breakdown. Here is the first.
    The words and legacy of Dr. King have been reduced and sanitized in so many ways. Today Shaun King plays 5 very special audio clips of Dr. King that you have likely never heard before and breaks down why they are so very important.
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    Ep. 292 - Last night we had 2 historic victories and 1 crushing defeat

    Ep. 292 - Last night we had 2 historic victories and 1 crushing defeat

    I learned a long time ago that victories come so rarely, that you have to celebrate them when you have them. Last night two brilliant candidates won essential elections, but another brilliant candidate lost as well. Let me unpack and explain all three races.
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    Ep. 291 - Make Change!

    Ep. 291 - Make Change!

    It's here! My brand new book, Make Change, is now available in bookstores worldwide. Today, I want to share a short story of failure and the major pivot that we made as a result.
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    Ep. 290 - Hear me read the first excerpt from my new book, Make Change

    Ep. 290 - Hear me read the first excerpt from my new book, Make Change

    Tomorrow is a huge day for me as I await the release of my new book, Make Change. Today I want to read an excerpt from it for you. If you have not yet ordered it, please do so now at MakeChangeBook.com ok?
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    Ep. 289 - Let’s Help Elect Jacquie Esser

    Ep. 289 - Let’s Help Elect Jacquie Esser

    Most people think of Hawaii as a perfect paradise, but it faces the same systemic issues as the rest of the country, including mass incarceration. That’s why Jacquie Esser is running for lead prosecutor, to bring about desperately needed change. Let’s help get her elected!
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    Ep. 288 - 10 Ways to Defund the Police Today - Part 2

    Ep. 288 - 10 Ways to Defund the Police Today - Part 2

    Yesterday we shared our first 5 ways to defund the police and make America safer at the same time. Today, we conclude with the final 5 ideas.
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Customer Reviews

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Monika A.R. ,

Great work, keep it up

Thanks Shaun and The Breakdown team for all of the work you are doing to illuminate the legal system, and for creating ways that concerned citizens can take action. I first heard about this show when a family friend sent me the Grassroots Law petition to sign after the Ahmaud Arbery murder, and over the last month and a half I’ve since taken the time to listen to every single nearly 300 episodes you’ve made, and share it with others. It’s great to hear about racial justice issues that mainstream media doesn’t always cover, and also good to hear your perspectives on them. Thanks again.

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As a Black Man, it’s extremely insulting that a white man in Black Face is allowed to perpetuate such a fraud on my people.

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Keep doing what your doing wonderful podcast♥️♥️

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•Despite DEATH THREATS
• Despite having a wife and kids
•Despite hate
In some ways you risk you life to help THOUSANDS of people.
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Weather you see it or not you are basically the Harriet Tubman of the 21th sentary!(at least In my opinion).
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