Alton Sterling

 Beyoncé and dancers raise their fists on stage, surrounded by fire and water

Beyoncé, Drake and Other Celebrities Condemn Police Violence and Racism

The back-to-back killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile at the hands of police this week stirred criticism and mourning from many prominent entertainers and creators.

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These '23 Everyday Actions' Have Compelled Police, White Supremacists and Vigilantes to Kill Black People

Mic’s new video breaks down the benign moves that, when committed by African Americans, provoke the wrath of structural racism.

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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Feds Will Lead #AltonSterling Investigation, Officers Are Named

Also, in a press conference, Baton Rouge law enforcement confirmed the existence of body-camera footage.


#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.

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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.