Shaun King (@shaunking) — Help us make and keep my brand new podcast, The Breakdown with Shaun King, in the Top 10!! Click the link in my bio, subscribe, listen, leave a review
We demand justice for Carlos Gregorio Hernandez-Vasquez. We demand answers. This child died at the hands of Trump’s Border Patrol. He was 16. He was kept for 6 days in custody. The max is supposed to be 72 hrs for a minor. For the previous 10 years not a single child died in custody and not this is the 5th child to die in custody in 6 months. Enough!
This is HUGE! Meet the brand new Sheriff of Philadelphia, Rochelle Bilal. She ran against a whole host of corruption from the incumbent, but the people are ready for change. First woman ever to be Sheriff in Philadelphia. And she’s a change agent. Heart of an activist.
That’s Muhlaysia Booker. Last month, like many of you, I saw a viral video of her being brutally beaten in Dallas. It was awful. His weekend she was shot and killed. CLICK THE LINK IN MY BIO to hear me not only tell the story of her death, but hear me confront the plague of toxic masculinity and transphobia head on. Black trans women are being murdered all over the country. It’s an epidemic. I lay it all out. And then ask you to check yourself and your own issues in today’s ACTION STEPS.
Today’s episode of The Breakdown will be not just about #muhlaysiabooker but about how we must all confront the violence against Black trans folk with a real sense of urgency. I’ll confront a lot of lies, a lot of stereotypes, and confront toxic masculinity head on. It will be out in just a few hours. Please plan on listening and learning. (Image from @kendrickdaye)
My God. I had never seen this one before. This is 3 years before the Crime Bill. And in 60 seconds Joe Biden first brags about a new death penalty for drug dealers that he wrote with lifelong bigot Strom Thurmond, then brags that new laws he passed will take everything from anyone convicted of drug dealing, homes, cars, money, everything, then brags about how he took away the ability of judges to use discretion on sentencing, and more. This is 1991. He’s bragging about all that he did BEFORE the Crime Bill was law.
Tomorrow I’m dedicating my entire episode of The Breakdown podcast to Muhlaysia Booker. When we say #BlackLivesMatter we must live and fight for it to mean ALL Black Lives. The violence against trans folk, particularly Black trans folk, is a true epidemic in this country.
Today’s brand new episode of The Breakdown (@thebreakdownwithshaunking) is now LIVE!! Click the link in my bio to listen, subscribe, and leave your best review! Today I talk about the beautiful thing that @robertfredericksmith just did by offering to pay off the student loans of EVERY 2019 graduate of Morehouse. I talk about the crisis of student loan debt, unpack some of the great policies to address this, and also talk about the white man who shot and killed police this morning and was arrested peacefully afterward. Let’s GO!
From 2008-2018 not a single child died in ICE custody. Zero. FIVE have died in ICE custody in the past 6 months alone. And now the Trump administration just admitted they’ve taken nearly 2,000 more kids away from their parents than they last admitted. It’s horrible.