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 Desmond Phillips, 25.

UPDATE: Chico Police Department Reveals Names of Officers Who Killed Desmond Phillips

The 25-year-old Black man was having a mental health crisis when his father called for help.

A protester holds a Black Lives Matter placard during march in reaction to the fatal police shooting of unarmed black man, Alfred Olango, on September 30, 2016, in El Cajon, California.

STUDY: Police Kill Unarmed Black Civilians at Higher Rates Than White

The report also called for an improved government database to track use-of-force incidents.

Black and white selfie of Black woman with braids and her young son

Killed by Police in 2016

A commemoration of the more than 450 civilians of color who were killed by police in 2016

Police and Dakota Access Pipeline opponents stand off on November 2, 2016, along the Cannonball River.

#NoDAPL Water Ceremony Leads to Police Attack on Native Lives

This occured less than a week after officers used violence tactics to dismantle a new camp on the pipeline route.

Officers interrupt a peaceful prayer circle.

Law Enforcement Arrest 141 #NoDAPL Water Protectors, Shoot Beanbag Rounds and Pepper Spray

In the latest act against pipeline opponents, officers came from at least five states.

Colorlines screenshot of a Facebook video by Aivan Kakoz, taken on September 30, 2016.

Protesters and Bystanders Describe Tension and Terror at Thursday's #AlfredOlango Demonstration

Protesters threw bottles. Police released tear gas and shot pepper pellets and beanbag rounds. Two men were arrested, and at least one woman was visibly injured.

People march on Hollywood Boulevard in protest of the decision in New York not to indict a police officer involved in the chokehold death of Eric Garner on December 6, 2014, in  Los Angeles.

READ: Police Brutality is a Part of the Environmental Justice Fight

This CityLab piece shows just how the environmental injustices Black people face exacerbate the severity of police violence.

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Some Numbers to Understand How Guns and Racism Go Hand in Hand

As seen with Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, a Black man with a gun can lead an officer to kill him instantly. The same can't be said for White men.

Philando Castile, wearing a blue polo shirt, stands smiling with his mom, Valerie, who is also smiling.

Our Coping is a Farce [Opinion]

Activist Marlon Peterson of Brothers Writing to Live opens up about Black vulnerability in the face of Philando Castile, Alton Sterling and the grisly footage of their deaths at the hands of police.

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#AltonSterling Numbers You Should Know

Details are still emerging about the July 5 police shooting of the Black father and CD salesman. Here's what we know, by the numbers.

Alton Sterling in baby blue shirt with green trees in background

UPDATED: Bystander Video Captures Baton Rouge Police Fatally Shooting Black CD Salesman #AltonSterling at Point Blank Range

A family mourns and residents protest the July 5 police killing of the 37-year-old father outside of a convenience store. 

#FundraiserFriday: This Doc is 'Redefining HERstory' to Resist the Silencing of Black Women

"Redefining HERstory" aims to fight the omnipresent media narratives that demonize and erase Black women. 

Today Marks 25 Years Years Since LAPD Officers Beat Rodney King

We couldn't think of a more relevant #TBT. 

#FundraiserFriday: This Comic's Dying Wish? To Film a Comedy Special

Quincy Jones hustles for stage time, even as he deals with the intensity of chemotherapy. 

#TBT: Today Marks 17 Years Since NYPD Officers Killed Amadou Diallo

His family is still fighting against police violence. 

Update: Video Released of Black Teen Fatally Shot by Chicago Police

Cedrick Chatman, shot by cops in 2013, was unarmed and running away from officers, according to multiple witnesses. A federal judge allowed footage of the incident to be released to the public.

RZA Tries (and Fails) to Defend 'All Lives Matter' and Button-Up-Shirt Comments

The artist issued several tweets defending his comments, trying to put them in a better light. It didn't work.

Canada Denies Asylum to African-American Man Fearing Police Violence

Kyle Lydell Canty, who cited Eric Garner and Mike Brown in his application for refugee status, is now back in the United States. 

RZA Says 'All Lives Matter,' Implores Black Men to Watch What They Wear

The Wu-Tang Clan leader asks, "Is the image that we portray [one] that could invoke a fear into a White officer, or to any officer?"

D'Angelo's Anti-Police Violence Plea Turned Into a Stark Hoodie

The hoodie features part of the chorus of "The Charade" in a chalk outline on the back.