Who is Rai King?
Rai King has risen to prominence as the wife of the civil rights activist, writer, and co-founder of Real Justice PAC, but she has done a great job of her own, serving as an elementary school director and educator.
Rai King Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education
Born Rai-Tonicia D’vonne Adams on 16 July 1981 under the Cancer zodiac sign, in Fayette County, Kentucky, she was raised in Lexington, Kentucky by her mother Toni R. Johnson, and her grandmother; she went to a bilingual elementary school, as she is of Filipino ancestry, and later attended Henry Clay High School in Lexington.
Following her matriculation, she moved to Atlanta where she enrolled at Spellman College, from which she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Development and Elementary Education and Training.
She later furthered her studies at Arizona State University, where she completed a master’s degree in Education in 2017.
Following the end of her studies at Spellman College, Rai found a job as a teacher at the St. Timothy UMC School in Atlanta, Georgia. She remained there for three years, between 2004 and 2007, after which she joined Allgood Elementary School as a Team Lead in August 2007.
Rai remained In this position, until August 2009, and then became focused more on her family rather than her career, but in 2014 traveled to Cape Town, South Africa where she served as a trainer and curriculum planner for the Boost Africa Foundation.
After her return to the US, Rai assumed the position as a lead teacher at the ISANA Nascent Academy, which is a tuition-free, public school located in Calabasas, Los Angeles, which lasted until 2015, and then she moved back to Atlanta and joined Fulton County Schools as an early childhood educator, through July 2016, and subsequently moved to New York City to work as an instructional coach, where she’s been in the position of equity director since January 2019.
To speak further of her accomplishments, Shaun’s wife is a co-host of the podcast “Married to the Movement”.
As of early 2022, Rai King’s net worth has been estimated to be around $2 million, mostly earned through her successful career in education.
Personal Life, Relationship with Shaun, Marriage, Children
Rai and Shaun met in 1996 when she was 15 years old at a Missionary Baptist church they both attended. Shaun was just 17 years old at the time, but according to their words, they knew at the moment they met that they would last for life.
Their romance continued to develop, and four years later Rai became pregnant with their first child, and the two married on 20 September 2001.
Since then, the two have welcomed three biological children, and have legally adopted another two. Moreover, the duo has had foster children, nieces, and nephews all living under the same roof.
Rai has supported her husband in all his efforts, and stands behind him in all his social justice causes and his troubles as well.
She defended her husband when he was accused of lying about his race, as a close family member said that both of Shaun’s parents were white, and he decided not to talk about the subject. Rai came forward and said that the story of her husband’s family is beautifully difficult, and encouraged him to share the story.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
Rai King has black hair and brown eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft 4ins (1.63m), weighs approximately 165lbs (75kgs), with vital statistics of 42-34-40, bra size 38B.
Rai King’s Husband, Shaun King Bio
Born Jeffery Shaun King on 17 September 1979, in Franklin County, Kentucky USA, he’s the son of Naomi Kay (Fleming) King, while his biological father is an unnamed light-skinned Black man, though his birth certificate states Jeffery Wayne King as his father.
He went to Huntertown Elementary School and Woodward County High School, raised by his single mother from second grade on.
After high school, he enrolled at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, from which he received his undergraduate degree in history, and later obtained a master’s degree in history from Arizona State University in 2018.
During his childhood and later high school, Shaun was often a victim of hate crimes, done to him by his school peers. He reported incidents to the school authorities, but they would more often protect the assailants than him.
During one of these attacks, Shaun suffered injuries so heavy that he missed a portion of two years of high school as he had to undergo multiple spinal surgeries. His allegations were later questioned and according to the investigative detective Keith Broughton and police reports, he was fighting with another boy over a girl and that those injuries of which he talked about were minor.
After the end of his studies, Shaun worked as a civics teacher in high school for a year, and then joined Atlanta’s juvenile justice system.
He would leave the teaching business behind and join Total Grace Christian Center in DeKalb County, Georgia as a pastor until he founded a church in Atlanta called Courageous Church in 2008. His church lasted four years only, as he resigned citing personal stress and disillusionment as the main reasons why he decided to leave.
He is best known as a journalist and activist, and has written about his growing up in Kentucky, and his struggle as a biracial person. His main work is about the Black Lives Matter movement, and the events that followed after Michael Brown Jr. was shot dead by police officer Darren Wilson.
Michael was an 18-year-old black man, and Shaun wrote that his death didn’t have to happen as Wilson’s life was not in danger.
He has since reported on various events across the state that involve black people, and he now serves as a writer-in-residence at Harvard Law School’s Fair Punishment Project, and is a contributor to The Intercept and the Appeal.
Moreover, King is a co-founder of Real Justice PAC, an organization that supports progressive candidates who focus on running for district attorney offices.
Shaun King’s net worth has been estimated to be around $3 million, as of early 2022, which he has earned through his successful career as a writer, journalist, and activist.