Shaun King

Bloody, Strapped to Chair, Video Shows Police Tasering Matthew Ajibade in the Testicles Before Death

It is now abundantly clear that Matthew Ajibade was murdered by police in Savannah, Georgia. For over 10 months, police and prosecutors have concealed the video evidence of his murder not only from the public, but from Ajibade's closest friends and family members. His death in police custody was ruled a homicide by coroners, but the whole of Savannah's government has colluded in covering up a sadistic and brutal murder of a beloved artist and photographer who was a student at Savannah College of Art and Design.

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The Police Killing of Pre-Teen Tamir Rice Wasn't Reasonable, It Was a Heartless Murder Backed By Lies

On November 22, 2014, 12-year-old Tamir Rice was shot and killed by Cleveland Police while he was playing in his local neighborhood park. Now, a full 11 months after his death, prosecutors who claim they're still investigating the case have started leaking random "expert" reports they commissioned, stating that the murder was reasonable.

Really? What the hell does reasonable mean? Because this shooting was anything but reasonable.

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Definition of White Privilege: Nine People Killed, 20 Shot, No Murder Charges, Everyone Released

If you are not yet familiar with the term white privilege, here's your introduction to it

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Texas 9th-Grader Makes Clock to Show Engineering Teacher, Gets Arrested for Making a 'Bomb'

Ahmed Mohamed, a ninth-grader in Irving, Texas is an engineering whiz. For fun, he makes workable gadgets and rudimentary electronics. Basically, he is what we dream an American ninth-grader will be in 2015, as our nation lags behind the world in math and science education.

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The Picture NYPD Used to Arrest James Blake Was of Respected Australian Designer Sean Satha

Let me try to unravel this incompetent mess.

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Vicious Conservative Bashing of Black Lives Matter Is a Dangerous Proposition

Over the past few weeks, conservative opinion toward the Black Lives Matter movement has taken a harsh and ugly turn. It has never been supportive, but now it has taken a decidedly strong bent toward dehumanization, dishonesty, and dangerous accusations that run the risk of getting one of us killed.

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Not Only Was Tennis Star James Blake Innocent, So Was the Other Black Man NYPD Said He Looked Like

Everything about this story is off.

On September 9, the New York Police Department assaulted and arrested James Blake—the former No. 4-ranked tennis player in the world—outside of his midtown Manhattan hotel as he was headed to the U.S. Open.

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Race, Love, Hate, and Me: A Distinctly American Story

Over the past 72 hours I have been attacked with lies by the conservative media, lies that have been picked up by the traditional media and spread further. I have kept silent at the advice of friends and mentors, but I will do so no longer.

The reports about my race, about my past, and about the pain I’ve endured are all lies. My mother is a senior citizen. I refuse to speak in detail about the nature of my mother’s past, or her sexual partners, and I am gravely embarrassed to even be saying this now, but I have been told for most of my life that the white man on my birth certificate is not my biological father and that my actual biological father is a light-skinned black man. My mother and I have discussed her affair. She was a young woman in a bad relationship and I have no judgment. This has been my lived reality for nearly 30 of my 35 years on earth. I am not ashamed of it, or of who I am—never that—but I was advised by my pastor nearly 20 years ago that this was not a mess of my doing and it was not my responsibility to fix it. All of my siblings and I have different parents. I'm actually not even sure how many siblings I have. It is horrifying to me that my most personal information, for the most nefarious reasons, has been forced out into the open and that my private past and pain have been used as jokes and fodder to discredit me and the greater movement for justice in America. I resent that lies have been reported as truth and that the obviously racist intentions of these attacks have been consistently downplayed at my expense and that of my family.

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Guess What Happened When Heavily Armed White Men Roamed the Streets of Ferguson

Late Monday night/early Tuesday morning, a group of heavily armed white men calling themselves "Oath Keepers" showed up soon after police left and began patrolling the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, guns and white privilege on full display. Mind you, peaceful protestors were arrested eight hours before this for simply filming the police and two reporters were just charged with multiple crimes for not leaving a McDonald's quickly enough.

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