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Shaun King
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Shaun King at Suffolk University in Boston, 2017
Born
Jeffery Shaun King

(1979-09-17) September 17, 1979 (age 39)
NationalityAmerican
Alma materMorehouse College
Occupation
  • Writer
  • activist
  • entrepreneur
  • pastor
MovementBlack Lives Matter
Spouse(s)Rai King
Children5

Jeffery Shaun King (born September 17, 1979) is an American writer, civil rights activist, and co-founder of Real Justice PAC and The North Star. King is known for his use of social media to promote social justice causes, including the Black Lives Matter movement.

King was raised in Kentucky and attended Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. While at Morehouse, King was elected President of the student government association and was awarded the Oprah Winfrey Scholarship.[1]

After college, he worked as a high school teacher in Atlanta. He then went on to work as a pastor and founded a church in Atlanta called "Courageous Church." During this time, King launched a number of internet campaigns, such as aHomeinHaiti.org, TwitChange.com, and HopeMob.org.

King is currently a writer-in-residence at Harvard Law School’s Fair Punishment Project and contributes to the Tom Joyner Morning Show, The Intercept and The Appeal. Previously, he contributed to the New York Daily News, Daily Kos, and The Young Turks. In 2018, King co-founded Real Justice PAC, which supports progressive candidates running for district attorney offices, and re-launched Frederick Douglass's The North Star.

Early life and education

King was born and raised in Versailles, Kentucky.[2] Although the name of Jeffrey Wayne King appears on King's birth certificate, his mother told him that his actual biological father is a light-skinned black man.[3][4] By second grade, King's mother, Naomi Kay (Fleming) King, was raising King and his brother as a single parent.[5] King attended Huntertown Elementary School and Woodford County High School.[6][7] King's mother worked at the same light bulb factory for more than 40 years.[8]

High school assault

King reports that he was the victim of racism and hate crimes while growing up Kentucky.[8] King told reporters that one day a pickup truck full of youth attempted to run him over with the vehicle on school property.[8] After reporting the incident to school authorities, King found the authorities protected the youth rather than punishing them.[8] After this incident, King was assaulted while walking to band class.[9] King reported that a dozen youth beat him and the injuries caused him to miss a portion of two years of high school due to multiple spinal surgeries.[8] A band teacher, two fellow students from King's high school, as well as King's wife, posted their recollection of the event to Facebook, backing King's account.[10][11][12] King has characterized the assault as a racially motivated hate crime.[11]

In 2015, conservative media outlets published multiple pieces seeking to discredit King's account of the assault.[11] Conservative outlets, citing interviews with the investigating detective Keith Broughton and police reports on the case, reported that the fight was a one-on-one between King and another boy over a girl and that the injuries were minor.[10] Keith Broughton, the investigating detective, said he interviewed multiple witnesses, including a teacher who broke up the fight, who characterized the fight as a one-on-one altercation.[10]

College

King attended Morehouse College, a private, historically black men's college in Atlanta, Georgia, where he majored in history.[13] In 1999, King was elected President of the student government association based on a campaign of inclusion for all students.[1] Midway through his education, he had to take a medical leave.[14] Upon his return, he was named an Oprah Winfrey Scholar by Morehouse. Oprah scholars are given financial support and are required to maintain their grade point average and do community service.[15] King fulfilled his community service requirement by tutoring and mentoring students at Franklin Lebby Stanton Elementary School in Atlanta.[13] After graduation in 2002, King was a research assistant for Morehouse history professor Alton Hornsby Jr.[16]

Career

After graduation, King was a high school civics teacher for about a year and then worked in Atlanta's juvenile justice system.[8]

Pastor

King left teaching and worked as a pastor at Total Grace Christian Center in DeKalb County, Georgia.[17] He had been inspired to take up the Gospel 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.”[8] 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".[8][18] In 2012, King resigned from the Courageous Church, citing personal stress and disillusionment.[19]

Internet campaigns

In March 2010, while still a pastor, he founded aHomeinHaiti.org as a subsidiary of Courageous Church and used eBay and Twitter to raise $1.5 million to send tents to Haiti after the 2010 Haiti earthquake. Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria was a spokesperson for the campaign.[20]

King's work for Haiti inspired him to launch TwitChange.com, a charity auction site. TwitChange held Twitter charity auctions on eBay where celebrities offered to retweet winning bidders' tweets in exchange for support of a particular charity. One campaign raised funds to build an orphanage in Bonneau, Haiti.[21][9][22][23] In 2010, TwitChange won the Mashable Award for "Most Creative Social Good Campaign".[24][25]

In 2012, King and web designer Chad Kellough founded HopeMob.org,[26] a charity site that used voting to select a particular person's story and then raise money for that story until its goal was met. The money went to an organization which provided for the person's needs, not to the person individually. After one goal was met, the next story in line would then get funds raised.[27] HopeMob initially raised funds to build their platform in January 2012 on the crowdfunding site Kickstarter. Their campaign raised about $125,000.[28]

Journalism

King has written extensively about incidents in 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.[29][30]

King became a contributing blogger for the politically liberal website, the Daily Kos, in September 2014.[31] 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.[32]

On October 2, 2015, King joined New York Daily News as a senior justice writer, where he would focus on reporting and commentary on social justice, police brutality and race relations.[33] On December 28, 2016, Cenk Uygur announced that King had been hired as a political commentator for The Young Turks.[34] King left the Daily News in August 2017.[35]

The North Star

In 2018, King announced that he was relaunching Frederick Douglass's "The North Star." "The North Star" was one of the most influential anti-slavery publications of its time. King plans to publish the publication on the internet, provide podcasts, video news services and mobile apps.[36]

Activism

Police brutality

In August 2015, he launched Justice Together, an organization to identify police brutality and lobby local politicians for change.[37] To the surprise of many of the group's members, King unilaterally disbanded the organization in the fall of 2016. [38] In September 2016, King proposed an Injustice Boycott for December of that year.[39][40]

Assault of DeAndre Harris

In an October 11, 2017 article in The Washington Post, Shaun King was credited with leading a successful months-long and far-reaching social media campaign which led to the identification and arrest of three of the men behind the August 12, 2017 assault on DeAndre Harris during the Unite the Right rally. 18-year-old Daniel P. Borden from Mason, Ohio; 33-year-old Alex Michael Ramos of Marietta, Georgia; and 22-year-old Jacob Scott Goodwin from Ward, Arkansas, were arrested for the parking garage beating.[41] The Washington Post described how the attack on Harris became a "symbol of the violence and racial enmity that engulfed Charlottesville when white supremacists, Klan members and neo-Nazis clashed with counterprotesters."[42] Two were subsequently convicted while two others are awaiting trial.

Harris was later served with an arrest warrant sought by 48-year-old Harold Crews, North Carolina's League of the South chairman and a real estate lawyer, who alleged that Harris had hit him with a flashlight during an altercation prior to the Market Street Garage brawl.[43][44][45] Crews used a law by which alleged crime victims who have filed a police report can get a warrant if they can convince a local judge to sign it.[46] In the interview with the Washington Post, King responded, "I am disgusted that the justice system bent over backwards to issue a warrant for one of the primary victims of that day, when I and others had to fight like hell to get that same justice system to prosecute people who were vicious in their attacks against Harris and others. Now, we're seeing white supremacists celebrate on social media, bragging about Harris's arrest. They're hailing this as a victory."[41] Harris was later acquitted of misdemeanor assault by a local judge.

Tamir Rice fundraising

King has raised money for multiple causes including the Tamir Rice shooting, and various incidents where the Black Lives Matter movement has been involved. Through the fund-raising website, YouCaring.com, King raised $60,000 for Rice's family. Rice, a 12-year-old resident of Cleveland, Ohio, was killed in 2014 by two Cleveland city policemen after they responded to a complaint "of a male black sitting on a swing and pointing a gun at people."[47][48][49]

After learning the child had not been buried as of five months after the shooting, and the child's mother had moved into a homeless shelter,[50] he started the fund to assist the Rice family; however, family attorney Timothy Kucharski stated in May 2015 that neither he nor the Rice family had heard of King or the fundraiser, nor had they received any money.[51][52] The money raised was then seized by the court and placed into Tamir Rice's estate instead of being freely available to the family. King and the Rice family's new legal counsel, Benjamin Crump, then started a second charity drive with the proceeds going directly to the family. An additional $25,000 was raised.[52][53]

Jazmine Barnes shooting

7-year old Jazmine Barnes was killed in a drive-by shooting in Houston at 7 a.m. December 30, 2018. The unknown assailant pulled up along side the family's truck and opened fire, injuring the mother and other child. [54] King used his Twitter and Instagram following to spread information and awareness. He also collected information from eyewitnesses to help the Harris County Sheriff's Office. King and former classmate S. Lee Merritt offered a $25,000 award for information leading to an arrest of the unknown suspect. After no information for 24 hours, the reward was later raised to $60,000, with $35,000 from their private funds, and an additional $25,000 from donors.[55][56] Police credited King with providing a tip that helped lead them to suspect Eric Black, Jr. who later admitted he was involved in the shooting. He faces a charge of capital murder. On January 6, Texas authorities charged Black Jr. Prosecutors named a second person, Larry Woodruffe, as an additional suspect in the shooting.[57] Police do not believe Jazmine’s family was the intended target and that they may have been shot at "as a result of mistaken identity."[54][57][58] King initially posted the mugshot of a white male on Twitter who he identified as involved in the shooting. King said in a deleted tweet "We've had 20 people call or email us and say he is a racist, violent asshole and always has been. Just tell me everything you know." Police later said the man was not connected with the crime, and King deleted the tweet, though not until the man had received threats on social media.[59]

Political positions

King announced that he would leave the Democratic Party after the 2016 election due to allegations of corruption and lack of neutrality in the party during the primaries.[60]

Real Justice PAC

In 2018, King co-founded Real Justice PAC, a political action committee to help elect prosecutors who support criminal justice reform at the county and city levels.[61][62]

Controversies

Questions regarding race

In August 2015, Milo Yiannopoulos questioned King's biracial identity in an article for Breitbart News. Yiannopoulos reported that King's birth certificate lists Naomi Fleming and Jeffrey Wayne King (both of whom are white) as King's parents[3] and that a police report cited King's race as "white."[63]

King said that the man listed on his birth certificate is his adoptive, not biological father, and that his mother has told him his biological father is a light-skinned black man.[5][10] In various interviews with King's family and classmates conducted by the mainstream media, they stated that they understood King to be biracial growing up.[64][3][65]

After being contacted by reporters, the police officer who listed King's race as "white" was interviewed by the Independent Journal Review following Yiannopoulos's article for Breitbart. The officer recalled the case and stated that he believed King to be biracial, and that everyone who knew King presumed he was mixed. He went on to state that he had only listed King as white because he is light-skinned, and biracial was not an option on his form.[65] King and his supporters expressed concern that such questions were an attempt to distract from the Black Lives Matter movement.[64][66][67]

King has written extensively about his experiences as a biracial person.[5]

Sherita Dixon-Cole

On May 20, 2018, King accused a white Texas state trooper of raping Sherita Dixon-Cole, an African-American human resources professional.[68][69] The trooper arrested Dixon-Cole for drunk driving and King based his accusation on statements she and her family made to King and Philadelphia lawyer S. Lee Merritt. King's social media posts, which identified the trooper by name, went viral and threats were made against the arresting trooper as well as another trooper with the same last name.[70] The Texas Department of Public Safety released nearly two hours of body cam footage on May 22 that exonerated the trooper.[71]

Merritt subsequently apologized for the false accusation and national attention he had brought to the case.[72] King deleted his social media posts after the body cam video was released.[72][73][74]

Robert Cantrell

On January 4th, 2019, King tweeted about Robert Cantrell, asking for information about him in connection with the murder of Jazmine Barnes. [75] After it came out that Cantrell was not the murderer, King deleted the tweet. As a result of the tweet, Cantrell's family received threats. One such threat to his niece on Facebook read "Someone is going to rape, torture and murder the women and children in your family". King has not issued any retraction or apology for connecting Cantrell to the murder.[76][77]

Alleged misappropriation of funds

King has been the target of claims that he has previously raised funds for causes that were never received by those he was fundraising for. According to BuzzFeed News, he founded an organization called Justice Together, which he raised several thousand dollars for, and then abruptly shuttered.[78] He started a different organization a few months later called Justice. That's All. that he also closed a few months after founding. In one case, a former member of the organization who asked to have donation returned said that King refused to refund her money.[79] An investigation done by Goldie Taylor of The Daily Beast detailed discrepancies in amounts raised for different charities such as a Haiti relief project, and in one case, starting a crowdfunding project for the family of Tamir Rice without their knowledge.[80] Activists on Twitter questioned if he took the $100,000 reward money for information that led to the arrest of the men who shot Jazmine Barnes.[77]

On January 15, 2019, King tweeted that he was pursuing legal action against social justice activists on Twitter who questioned his previous fundraisers.[77] His attorneys sent cease and desist letters to an unnamed number of people; one a young, Black, queer activist named Clarissa Brooks who stated in a response, "this was a heavy-handed and unnecessary act by someone claiming to be committed to justice and uplifting Black people."[77] David Dennis Jr. wrote in News One that the purpose of the cease and desist letters seemed to be "old-fashioned intimidation and forcible silencing."[81]

King has denied all allegations of wrongdoing. He wrote an editorial explaining the purpose of taking legal action and addressed some specific critiques levied against him.[82]

Personal life

He is married with five children.[19] Three of his children are biological with his wife and two are legally adopted. He also has fostered children.[37]

Awards

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