After Tyler Gebhard was killed by police in Missouri, his white family changed its views on race

The 20-year-old biracial black man's grandmother has gone from stating that "all lives matter" to being a vocal backer of national calls for policing reform.

Meet Rakem Balogun, the Texas man whose support for a cop killer made him an FBI target

In the debut episode of Mic Dispatch, Texas-based community organizer Rakem Balogun explains how Facebook posts about the 2016 Dallas police ambush led to his five-month imprisonment.
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Baton Rouge police fire officer over 2016 killing of Alton Sterling

Blane Salamoni has been fired and Howie Lake II will be suspended: "Fear cannot be a driver for an officer's response to every incident."

Calvin Toney is the 196th known black man shot and killed by police in 2017

Police said officers engaged in a struggle with the 24-year-old black man in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, before deadly force was used.

Baton Rouge police chief resigns after a year of political turmoil over Alton Sterling shooting

Baton Rouge's mayor had campaigned on a promise to replace the city's police chief, in the wake of Alton Sterling's shooting death.

Protesters at Alton Sterling march arrested in clashes with police as city marks year since he died

The protesters tried to break through police barricades.

Alton Sterling: Timeline of events since the father of five was fatally shot by Baton Rouge police

Wednesday marks one year since Alton Sterling was fatally shot by Baton Rouge, Louisiana, police.
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'Hot Mic' podcast: Sterling family lawsuit, Low approval for GOP health care, Trump hotel sued

The important stories to get you caught up for Thursday.

Alton Sterling’s children sue Baton Rouge over shooting, alleging racism and excessive force

The Sterling family alleges that police officers sent racist text messages about people who protested the black man's shooting death.

From Jordan Edwards to Alton Sterling, what will it take for justice to be served?

Alton Sterling's family didn't get justice. We can only hope Jordan Edwards' family won't wait in vain.

Justice Department confirms that it will not charge officers who killed Alton Sterling

After nearly 10 months reviewing the case, the DOJ confirmed it will not hold anyone accountable for the death of Alton Sterling.

Alton Sterling Shooting: Officers who killed Louisiana man in July will not face charges

According to a report, the Justice Department will not prosecute the Louisiana officers on criminal civil rights charges.

Common's "Black America Again" video spotlights policy brutality in an illuminating way

The Common and Stevie Wonder collaboration begins with powerful raw footage of a police shooting.

The Weeknd Donates $250,000 to Black Lives Matter Network

The Weeknd is putting his money where his mouth is.
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Here's Why Mic's Dispatches on Change Should Be Required Reading

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Samira Wiley Talks 'Orange Is the New Black,' Her New Film 'Nerve' and 'You're the Worst'

"People are really upset about Poussey. But I want people to be really upset about what's happening in the real world."

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Baton Rouge Shooting Victims: These Are the Names of the Officers Killed

These are the three officers who gunman Gavin Eugene Long fatally shot in Baton Rouge on Sunday.

Man in Indiana Creates GoFundMe for Racists to Send Him Back to Africa

Time to put your money where your mouth is.
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Want Justice for Alton Sterling? Vandalizing Police Memorials Is the Wrong Way to Get It

Defacing a police memorial is no way to bring about policing reforms.

CBS News Producer Charles Beau Menefee Fired for Threatening to "Bomb" Protesters

A producer at an Atlanta-based CBS affiliate said that it "would be cool if someone rained gunfire down" on BLM protesters.

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In One Quote, Alton Sterling’s Son Gives New Meaning to "Out of the Mouths of Babes"

The 15-year-old son of a black man killed by police in Louisiana speaks the truth.
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In Wake of Shootings, North Carolina Just Made It Easier for Police to Hide Camera Footage

Public access to police body camera footage will now be up to local police chiefs and sheriffs in North Carolina.

Joe Budden Shares Powerful Protest Song "Freedom Freestyle," Fresh Off His Drake Beef

Joe Budden has put his beef with Drake aside to speak to the national discourse.
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Country Singer Coffey Anderson Teaches Exactly What to Do if You've Been Pulled Over

The black Nashville artist posted a tutorial to help both police officers and black men stay alive.

Who Is the Black Woman in the Iconic Image of the Alton Sterling Protests in Baton Rouge?

Some have even suggested it's a shoo-in for the Pulitzer Prize.

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Bloods and Crips Stand Together in Solidarity During Atlanta Black Lives Matter Protests

If the Crips and the Bloods can broker peace, what's stopping the rest of us?

A Coldwell Banker Agent Got Fired for a Disgusting Post About Alton Sterling

Justice came swiftly for an ex-Coldwell Banker employee who posted something pretty racist.