Philando Castile

Everything President Obama Just Said About Racism and Policing

“You can’t simply dismiss it as a symptom of political correctness or reverse racism. To have your experience denied like that, dismissed by those in authority, dismissed perhaps even by your White friends, your coworkers, fellow church members again and again and again, it hurts.”

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New Videos Suggest Possible Alternate Narratives in Deaths of Alva Braziel and Delrawn Small

The videos seem to show that Braziel and Small—two of the latest Black men to die from police gunshots—were less of a threat to officers than previously reported.

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These 12 Tweets Expose the Hypocrisy of #AllLivesMatter

#AllLivesDidntMatter is glorious. And heartbreaking.

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Relive the Hits From the Badass Women Featured at This Year's 'Hip Hop Honors'

VH1 Hip Hop Honors: All Hail The Queens” featured performances from Queen Latifah, Lil Kim and Eve.

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72 Hellish Hours of Protest, Riot Police and Mass Arrests

From Baton Rouge to St. Paul to Los Angeles, hundreds hit the streets this weekend to protest the police killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. There were hundreds of arrests, and, in several faceoffs, demonstrators were knocked to the ground by police and stepped on.

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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.

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Member of Dallas-Based Black Gun Ownership Advocacy Group Says 'City Has Failed'

Yafeuh Balogun, a member of the Huey P. Newton Gun Club, criticized Dallas officials for incubating the environment of injustice in which Micha Xavier Johnson allegedly shot and killed five police officers.

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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.

Colorlines Screenshot of CNN video interview with Philando Castile's family, taken on July 8, 2016

Diamond Reynolds: 'I Don't Want to Keep Reliving This Moment'

Philando Castile’s family gave their thoughts today on Dallas shooting, Castile’s body and how they want him remembered.

Minnesota Governor, Mark Dayton, speaks outside the Governor's Mansion about Philando Castile

Minnesota Governor Calls Killing of Philando Castile 'Racism'

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton actually used the word ‘racism’ while talking to press about the police killing of the 32-year-old Black motorist.

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Diamond Reynolds on Police Detainment: 'I Was Not Allowed to Talk to Anybody'

Reynolds, who livestreamed a video showing her partner dying from a Minnesota police officer’s bullets, spoke out about the killing and her arrest at an impromptou press conference this morning.

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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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READ: Transcript of the Philando Castile Video

For those who are unable to watch the end of yet another Black life.

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Philando Castile is 123rd Black Person Killed by Police This Year

A Minnesota officer shot the 32-year-old man in front of his girlfriend and her daughter.

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