Shaun King is one of many voices within
the Black Lives Matter movement, and uses social media to highlight,
amplify, and discuss news of police brutality, racial discrimination,
and other civil rights issues. He has written extensively about the
Black Lives Matter movement, covering discrimination, police brutality,
the prison industrial complex, and social justice.
King is a columnist at The Intercept,
and co-founder of Real Justice, a political action committee that works
to elect prosecutors at the county and municipal level who are
committed fighting structural racism. Previously, he was Senior Justice
Writer at the New York Daily News, a regular political commentator for “The Young Turks” and on the “Tom Joyner Morning Show,” and was a justice writer for Daily Kos.
As a social entrepreneur, King worked as
the CEO and founder of both TwitChange (which won the Mashable Award for
the Most Creative Social Good Campaign) and HopeMob. King is the author
of The Power of 100!, and has spent much of the past 15 years
raising nearly $10 million for charities and causes across the globe.
King is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Epoch
Humanitarian Award and the Hometown Hero Award from the Atlanta Journal Constitution and has been included in MSNBC’s “The Grio” Top 100 History Makers.