Quick Facts Of Shaun King
Celebrated Name Shaun King Age 40 Years Nick Name Shaun King Birth Name Jeffery Shaun King Birth Date 1979-09-17 Gender Male Profession Civil Right Activist Place Of Birth Franklin County, Kentucky, United States Nationality American Home Town Kentucky Mother Naomi Kay (Fleming) King Father Jeffrey Wayne King Horoscope Virgo High School Huntertown Elementary School and Woodford County High School College / University Black Men’s College, Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia Educational Qualification Graduate Marital Status Married Sexual Orientation Straight Spouse Rai King Children Taeyonna King, Kendi King, Savannah King, Ezekiel King Eye Color Light Brown Hair Color Black Net Worth $2 million (estimated) Famous For Black Lives Matter Activist Awards BET Humanitarian Award, BET Social Awards for Social Movement
Jeffery Shaun King, popularly known as Shaun King is an American writer, civil rights activist, co-founder of Real Justice PAC. He is known for his use of social media to promote social justice causes. His social justice causes include the Black Lives Matter movement. As of August 2019, he has over 2 million followers on Facebook, 1.3 million followers on his Instagram and 1.1 million followers on his Twitter.
What is Shaun King Famous For?
- Black Lives Matter Activist.
- His use of social media to promote social justice causes.
Where was Shaun King Born?
Shaun King was born on 17 September 1979. His birth name is Jeffery Shaun King. His birth place is in Franklin County, Kentucky in the United States. He holds American nationality. He grew up in Kentucky. His mother is Naomi Kay (Fleming) King. Identity of his biological father is unclear. Jeffrey Wayne King is registered as his father in his birth certificate. However, his mother told him that his actual biological father is a light-skinned black man. He has a brother. His mother raised them as a single parent. His zodiac sign is Virgo.
He attended Huntertown Elementary School and Woodford County High School. He attended the private, historically black men’s college, Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. He was elected President of the student government association while at Morehouse. He also won the Oprah Winfrey Scholarship. He majored in history.
After graduation, he started working as a high school teacher in Atlanta.
He also worked in Atlanta’s juvenile justice system.
He then became a pastor. He also founded a church in Atlanta, “Courageous Church”.
He resigned from the Church citing personal stress and disillusionment in 2012.
He launched a number of internet campaigns such as HomeinHaiti.ort, TwitChange.com, and HopeMob.org.
He has written extensively about incidents in the Black Lives Matter movement. He rose to prominence after he wrote an article following the shooting of Michael Brown.
He then became a contributing blogger for the political liberal website, the Daily Kos in 2014.
He contributed to the New York Daily News and The Young Turks.
He is currently a writer-in-residence at Harvard Law Scholl’s Fair Punishment Project.
He co-founded Real Justice PAC in 2018. The foundation supports progressive candidates running for district attorney offices.
He contributes to Tom Joyner Morning Show, The Intercept, and The Appeal.
He launched an online revival of Frederick Douglass’s The North Star in 2019. It has articles, podcast episodes, and videos for a subscription fee.
He launched an organization, Justice Together in 2015. The organization identifies police brutality and lobby local politicians for change.
His social media campaign led to the identification and arrest of three men, Daniel P. Borden, Alex Michael Ramos, and Jacob Scott Goodwin, behind the 12 August 2017 assault of DeAndre Harris during the Unite the Right rally.
He has raised money for multiple causes including the Tamir Rice shooting and various incidents where the Black Lives Matter movement has been involved.
He was strongly involved in the shooting death of 7-years old Jazmine Barnes. He offered several thousands of rewards for information leading to an arrest of the suspect in Jazmine’s death.
Who is Shaun King Married To?
Shaun King is a married man. He is married to Rai King. He has 3 biological children. He has also legally adopted other 2 children. He also has fostered children.
What are Shaun King Body Measurements?
He has light-brown eyes and his hair color is black. His body measurements including height and weight are not available at present.
What is Shaun King Net Worth?
Shaun King earns from his writing career. He writes for several publications and websites. His net worth is estimated at $2 million.
Did You Know?
- He won the 2017 Samuel Peabody Award for Journalism from the Citizen’s Committee for Children in New York.
- He won the Black Entertainment Television’s Humanitarian Hero Award in 2018.
- He was assaulted while in high school characterized as a racially motivated hate crime.
- He has written extensively about his experiences as a biracial person.
- He left the Democratic Party after the 2016 election due to the allegations of corruptions and lack of neutrality in the party.