To fulfil his community service commitment, he taught students at Franklin Lebby Stanton Elementary School in Atlanta.

After completing his graduation in 2002, Shaun King began working as a high school history and civics teacher in Atlanta. In 2018, along with other people, Shaun King co-founded a political action committee - Real Justice PAC – in order to help elect reform minded prosecutors at the county and city levels. In 2008, he established the ‘Courageous Church’ in Atlanta and used the popular social media site, Facebook, to attract new members. Kamala Harris is the most progressive VP nominee in American history...She has improved drastically on all justice & policing-related issues since she was last District Attorney in 2011.”[91], King is married, with five children. After completing his school studies, Shaun King majored in history from Morehouse College, historically black men�s college in Atlanta, Georgia. The site has articles, podcast episodes, and videos for a subscription fee. ), See the events in life of Shaun King in Chronological Order. Their kids’ names are Taeyonna King (Daughter), Kendi King (Daughter), Savannah King (Daughter), and Ezekiel King (son). [58][59] The money raised was then seized by the court and placed into Tamir Rice's estate instead of being freely available to the family. [17] King fulfilled his community service requirement by tutoring and mentoring students at Franklin Lebby Stanton Elementary School in Atlanta. [23] Three of his children are biological with his wife, and two are legally adopted. 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. White Americans who bought, sold, traded, raped, and worked Africans to death, for hundreds of years in this country, simply could not have THIS man at the center of their faith. He then went on to work as a pastor and founded a church in Atlanta called Courageous Church. I spoke with @brandenjanese one of the @thenorthstar writers, about tips for parents home with kids during this Covid-19 shelter-in. In 2018, he completed his Masters in history from Arizona State University. During this time, King launched a number of internet campaigns, such as aHomeinHaiti.org, TwitChange.com, and HopeMob.org. He made use of social media to recruit new members and was known as the "Facebook Pastor". He also collected information from eyewitnesses to help the Harris County Sheriff's Office. 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.”[10] In 2008, King founded a church in Atlanta called "Courageous Church". He visited a number of prisons and youth detention centres in Georgia teaching and counselling for many years. Bishop Donald J. Hying responded with an appeal for tolerance: In 2018, Shaun King expressed disdain for Kamala Harris and said he did not intend to support her or Joe Biden in the Democratic primaries due to their positions on criminal justice. 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. Naomi Kay Fleming is mostly known as a family member as she is the mother of writer, civil rights activist, and co-founder of Real Justice PAC Shaun King. [31] HopeMob initially raised funds to build their platform in January 2012 on the crowdfunding site Kickstarter. King was born and raised in Versailles, Kentucky.

… [32], King has written at least one article about the Black Lives Matter movement[citation needed], gaining prominence during the events following the shooting of Michael Brown. [28][29], In 2012, King and web designer Chad Kellough founded HopeMob.org,[30] 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 unknown assailant pulled up alongside the family's truck and opened fire, injuring the mother and other child. He has been accused of raising funds which did not reach those they were meant for. [35] 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.

A post shared by Rai King (@mrsraiking) on Mar 17, 2020 at 3:56pm PDT. [40][41][42] Editor-in-chief Keisha Blain said the focus was on "social justice issues from civil rights, police brutality and mass incarceration, to international development. He stands 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs around 78KG. [72][73][74], On May 20, 2018, King accused a white Texas state trooper of raping Sherita Dixon-Cole, a black human resources professional.

During that time he was elected President of the student government association and was awarded the Oprah Winfrey Scholarship. An additional $25,000 was raised. Shaun King is married to Rai King and the couple have three biological children and two adopted ones. [36], 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. [69][70], In August 2015, Milo Yiannopoulos questioned King's biracial identity in an article for Breitbart News. Currently, he writes for ‘The Intercept’ and ‘The Appeal’ and is also a writer-in-residence at ‘Harvard Law School’s Fair Punishment Project’. Oprah scholars are given financial support and are required to maintain their grade point average and do community service. Through the fund-raising website, YouCaring.com, King raised $60,000 for Rice's family. [10] After reporting the incident to school authorities, King recalls that the authorities protected the youths rather than punishing them. Shaun King is an American writer and civil rights activist who extensively uses social media to support social justice causes. King has raised money for multiple causes including the Tamir Rice shooting, and various incidents where the Black Lives Matter movement has been involved. [37] On December 28, 2016, Cenk Uygur announced that King had been hired as a political commentator for The Young Turks. In October 2017, one of the leading American newspapers ‘The Washington Post’ credited him for successfully spearheading the social media campaign which resulted in the identification and arrest of three men responsible for the assault on DeAndre Harris during the Unite the Right rally (August 2017). He began writing about incidents in the Black Lives Matter movement, an international activist movement started in 2013 to protest against violence and racism towards black people. It's rarely things dreams are made of. King said, “If my critiques of the white supremacy within the Christian world bother you to the point of wanting to kill me, you are the problem.”. [64] 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. Shaun King is one of the prominent voices for the Black Lives Matter movement that protests against violence and systemic racism towards black people.