Why I Just Unfollowed You on Twitter…

June 3, 2012

Hey Friends!  If I haven’t unfollowed you Twitter I am about to.  Yep. It’s personal, but it’s not what you think :-) For the past 4 years I have followed back every single person that follows me on Twitter.  I started doing that back in 2008 when I followed 50 people and no such thing […]

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Mt. Everest, Deaths, Dumb Decisions, and Why I’m ALL for breaking SOME rules.

May 22, 2012

Climbing Mt. Everest, the tallest mountain in the world, is, in and of itself, a rulebreaker in my book.  It defies the odds.  Most people won’t understand it and will call you dumb for attempting it.  Every human limit is pushed in the process. Attempting to climb a virtually unclimbable mountain is a rule I’m […]

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HopeMob is Working!

April 24, 2012

Hey Everybody! We have some amazing to share with you! 160+ people from all over the world chipped in to make little Wyatt’s wish come true and we’re not wasting time!  The project is starting today and we will send you updates soon!  Thank each of you that chipped in and all of you that spread the word. […]

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Why I Put Deadlines on My Dreams

April 6, 2012

(This post has not been edited for errors) At my core I’m a dreamer.  I have a million ideas. Only a very small number of them ever make it of my mind. When they do, I give them deadlines.  If you don’t give your dream a hardcore deadline, you will absolutely talk yourself out of […]

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Why I’ve been bi-vocational for 10+ years

April 2, 2012

(Not edited for errors and written on the go) With a few exceptions I’ve worked anywhere from 2-4 jobs at a time for the past 10 years. I have 3 jobs right now. Most people know me for HopeMob, but I’m working two other jobs right now so that it’s even possible for me to […]

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The Dehumanization, Criminalization, and Quadruple Murder of Trayvon Martin.

March 27, 2012

(Preface: As a matter of personal policy, I no longer blog or tweet about my political thoughts, ideas, and preferences.  This case, one of murder, in my strong opinion, transcends politics and should be discussed by tempered minds.  If you’d like to discuss this post with me, Tweet me: @ShaunKing. I wrote this on the […]

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An Update on My Family and Our Future

March 21, 2012

(This post has not been edited for errors.  These are my raw thoughts.) Last September, I stepped down as Pastor of Courageous Church in Atlanta after some real leadership conflicts.  I tried to do some revolutionary stuff there and it just didn’t work.  I’ve blogged about that here many times.  In the end, I was […]

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Please Help Our Daughter Kendi Reach her Girl Scout Cookie Goal!!

March 1, 2012

Hey Guys! Our 9 y/o daughter Kendi is a Girl Scout Cookie selling machine! That’s her knocking on a door. Last year, I underestimated her and really got in the way more than I helped.   This year she has WORKED HER BUTT OFF and has sold 350 boxes.  She works day after day after […]

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Not Failure, But LOW AIM is Sin

February 17, 2012

Most of my favorite Morehouse brothers have this quote memorized.  It has guided my life and it guided me through these final few days of our KickStarter campaign.  It’s from Dr. Benjamin Elijah Mays, President of Morehouse during some its best years.  I learned it the first day I arrived on campus back in August […]

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NEW BABY! My Family Needs Some Practical Help (THANK U in advance)!

February 9, 2012

(This post has not been edited for errors :-) Hey Everybody! My family needs some practical help.  I wouldn’t ask if it wasn’t important. On Monday my wife and I learned that a family member of ours had just lost custody of her kids with the real chance they would be put into foster care.  […]

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Leadership = Dealing w/ Regular Rejection

February 6, 2012

(This post has not been edited for errors.  These are just my raw thoughts!) If you are going to be a leader, prepare yourself to deal with rejection on an abnormal scale.  It comes with the territory and I’ve never quite gotten used to it. Every day nearly 75 people stop following me on Twitter […]

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We are now more than halfway there & 3 cool bits of news!

January 23, 2012

Hey everybody! With 25 days, we are now more than halfway to our final goal in our KickStarter campaign to BUILD HOPE!!!  On this past Friday we crossed $58,000!  We just received our 2nd $10,000 matching gift in the mail and when that is added to our total today or tomorrow it will put us […]

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We ARE Joe Paterno: Why I Think His Greatness Should Outshine His Flaws

January 22, 2012

Joe Paterno died this morning. For 50 years, he was a god of college football.  He may be the best college football coach of all time.   While coach, he not only won more games than anybody, but his Penn State team produced 250 NFL players, went undefeated 5 times, finished in the top 25 over […]

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Thank You!

January 19, 2012

Thank you! So far 424 of my friends have pledged just about $50,000 in our revolutionary KickStarter campaign to BUILD HOPE all over the world! I’m saying thank you in advance because I really need you to join them!  We estimate that it will take at least 1,000 people to hit our goal and we […]

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Some GREAT News about Our KickStarter Campaign!

January 17, 2012

Hey Everybody! Wanted to share some really cool news! So far 407 people have helped us cross $38,000 in pledges. Later today we will receive $10,000 in matching funds from the great people @ CSG!  That will put us up to $48,000 w/ 31 days to go! We just crossed 400 backers!  I love it! […]

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Dr. King, Morehouse, Poor People, Fighting Evil, HopeMob!

January 16, 2012

(this post has not been edited for errors and was written from my iphone.) No man or woman outside of Jesus has had a bigger impact & influence on me than Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. I believe he is the greatest person America has ever produced. Ever. Nobody has ever been more brilliant, more […]

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Cussed & threatened a man this week: Why it helps to have mentors

January 14, 2012

(this post has not been edited for errors) Last week someone did something to me that offended and threatened me and my livelihood. Angry, I fought fire with fire. I lost it a little bit, used some harsh words, and decided to go tit for tat. It was ugly. At my core I’m a fighter. […]

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My Struggles with Prayer & What To Do When It Seems Like God Doesn’t Care

January 13, 2012

(This post has not been edited for errors.  These are my raw, sincere thoughts and may not be easy to read.) Have you ever prayed for something with all of your heart, fully believing that God would hear and respond to your prayer – only for it not to happen? Can I keep it real? […]

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Hardware is SEVERELY Overrated

January 12, 2012

You have lofty, revolutionary dreams.  I know you do.  We all do. I just want you to know that a ton of iPads, iPods, iPhones, and MacBooks will not be required for your revolutionary dreams to come true.  The greatest human revolutions of the past 10 years (good and bad) that have toppled governments, assembled […]

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Some VERY Good, Complicated Step-By-Step News!! Read this now!!

January 12, 2012

I was going to tweet this, but it warrants a blog :-) I need you to follow me for a second. 1. Earlier today my friends @ CSG announced that they will pledge $10,000 to the HopeMob KickStarter campaign if $10,000 in new pledges could be pledged by next Thursday.  This means that every dollar […]

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