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.

Stephon Clark shooting has some conservatives torn: support police or oppose government “tyranny”?

"Is this how we should conduct escalation of force in an American neighborhood?”

South Carolina city where Walter Scott was killed to swear in its first black police chief

He's one of several black officers taking command in cities where a high-profile police killing occurred in recent years.

Dana Loesch says the NRA didn’t defend Philando Castile because he smoked weed

“He was also in possession of a controlled substance and a firearm simultaneously, which is illegal. Stop lying,” she tweeted.

Jeronimo Yanez, officer who killed Philando Castile, gets $48,500 in severance pay

Yanez will also be paid 600 hours' worth of accrued comp time.

NRA breaks its silence on Philando Castile: “It’s a terrible tragedy that could have been avoided.”

"I don’t agree with every single decision that comes out from courtrooms in America,” NRA spokesperson Dana Loesch said in an interview on Sunday.

Gov. Mark Dayton asks for police training fund to be named after Philando Castile

Dayton hopes the fund will help remedy police-community relations.

Philando Castile’s classmates give out the first scholarship in his honor, one year after his death

The Philando Castile Memorial Scholarship will be given to a young man of color annually, an award committee said.

Philando Castile: Timeline of events since the Minnesota man was fatally shot by Jeronimo Yanez

Thursday marks one year since Philando Castile was fatally shot by the St. Anthony, Minnesota, police officer.

When cops kill, paying their victims' families can be a cold, calculating process, attorneys say

Black lives are often seen as having less monetary value in the eyes of the law.


'Hot Mic' podcast: Travel ban ruling, Health care opposition, Castile family settlement

All the important stories to get you caught up for Tuesday.

Philando Castile's family reaches $3 million settlement with Minnesota police

The settlement is the latest in a string of multi-million-dollar payouts that have followed police-involved deaths of African-Americans.

Movement for Black Lives activists disrupt Minneapolis Pride to protest Philando Castile verdict

Protesters reportedly held signs with messages like "No KKKops at Pride."

Police shooting videos don't mean justice for black people

Once again, dashcam video shows the cruel quickness of police violence.

Philando Castile dashcam video released after Officer Jeronimo Yanez acquitted

Yanez was found not guilty of second-degree manslaughter.

Mother of Philando Castile: "My son loved this city, and this city killed my son."

"My son loved this city, and this city killed my son," Valerie Castile said Friday.

Diamond Reynolds on why she recorded Philando Castile: "People are not protected against the police"

"I wanted everyone to see, that if I died in front of my daughter, everyone would know the truth."

Jeronimo Yanez's trial over Philando Castile's death begins with a mostly white jury in Minnesota

Jurors will weigh whether the St. Anthony, Minnesota, police officer's use of lethal force was reasonable.

Attorneys for officer who shot Philando Castile will argue smoking weed led to his death

A judge refused to let them bring up Castile's criminal record during trial.

Lawyers for officer who shot Philando Castile have black judge removed from the case

A chief judge for the Minneapolis area will have to select a replacement.


Exclusive: Jazz drummer Kendrick Scott releases "Philando," a cathartic video tribute

"We have to use art as a weapon," the jazz drummer said.

Philando Castile: Jeronimo Yanez charged with manslaughter in school worker's death

Officer Jeronimo Yanez has been charged with manslaughter and weapons-related charges.

Amid Philando Castile protests, Minnesota officials reverse Jeronimo Yanez's reinstatement

Local activists have been protesting outside of the St. Anthony Police Department since the black motorist's July 6 death.

'Happy Birthday Philando Castile' film shows family, friends grappling with loss

Filmmakers capture the days that followed Philando Castile's fatal shooting by a St. Anthony, Minnesota, police officer.


Philando Castile scholarship planned for Minnesota high school where he was beloved

Up to 1,000 people are expected to attend a fundraiser for the scholarship on Sunday.

69 Philando Castile Protesters Arrested in Front of Minnesota Governor's Mansion

Protests in front of Gov. Mark Dayton's mansion have been going on since July 7.

Alicia Keys and 24 Other Celebs Tell You What Gets You Killed If You're Black in America

In an exclusive video for Mic, Alicia Keys, Rihanna, Chris Rock, Taraji P. Henson and others give you some real talk about race.