Kanye West donates $150,000 to GoFundMe for Jemel Roberson, who was fatally shot by police

Roberson's death has drawn widespread outrage, as the Chicago-area security guard was shot by police while detaining an attempted shooter.

Faith leaders demand independent investigation into Jemel Roberson killing: “We want answers”

"We want answers," activists said in a press conference outside the Midlothian, Illinois, police station Friday.

“We are missing his presence already”: Activists call for murder charges in Jemel Roberson killing

The 26-year-old black security guard was helping stop a shooting at a Chicago-area bar Sunday when a white police officer killed him.

New Dallas district attorney wants to charge officer with murder for killing Botham Jean

John Creuzot said "manslaughter is an inappropriate charge based on the circumstances."

5 crucial social justice initiatives that passed around the country in 2018 midterm elections

From transgender rights protections to police oversight, here's what you need to know.

‘The Hate U Give’ explores the media’s role in perpetuating harmful stereotypes about black victims

The demonizing of Khalil Harris mirrors real-life portrayals of police shooting victims like Michael Brown and Tamir Rice.

Shaun King’s evolution as an online watchdog against racism and police brutality

Shaun King, one of the most influential media voices in the Black Lives Matter movement, has a nearly unparalleled megaphone. But what does he do when he gets something wrong?

Botham Jean was killed in his own home — and now a local news report is criminalizing him

People on social media have pointed out how this follows a similar narrative in other officer-involved shooting cases.

Hundreds attend Botham Jean’s memorial service in Dallas: “To know Botham was to love Botham”

The funeral for the 26-year-old Dallas resident was held in Richardson, Texas, on Thursday.

Tyrone West died in police custody 5 years ago. Here’s how his sister is still fighting for justice.

“I feel compelled to show people how to fight, to show you that we are more than hashtags and body bags,” Tawanda Jones said on Tuesday's episode of 'Mic Dispatch.'

Dallas officer who fatally shot Botham Shem Jean said he “ignored her verbal commands”

Civil attorneys Lee Merritt and Benjamin Crump are representing Jean's family.

Body camera footage released of Ohio officer who used a stun gun on an 11-year-old girl

The officer told the child that "this is why there aren't any grocery stores in the black community."

Roy Oliver got jail time for killing Jordan Edwards. Is widespread police accountability next?

Legal experts weigh in on the case's ramifications after officer who killed 15-year-old black teen is sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Roy Oliver found guilty of murder for the fatal shooting of Jordan Edwards

Jordan Edwards, a 15-year-old honor roll student, was fatally shot in April 2017.

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.

Could this California bill start the next evolution of police reform?

California Asssemblymember Shirley Weber and activists are working to keep the bill alive ahead of a vote Thursday.


‘Mic Dispatch’ episode 6: Desmond Phillips; Sky Cubacub

In this episode of 'Mic Dispatch,' shooting victim Desmond Phillips' father talks to 'Mic' about the aftermath of his son's death, and correspondent Chantel Simpson visits inclusive fashion designer

The Chico police shooting of Desmond Phillips still rattles the family, as justice remains uncertain

In March 2017, instead of administering treatment for what Desmond Phillips' father says was post-traumatic stress disorder, Chico, California, police officers shot him 10 times.

‘Mic Dispatch’ episode 4: Candace Owens; beauty products’ toxic ingredients (Full transcript)

'Mic' co-founder Jake Horowitz interviews Candace Owens about Black Lives Matter and Donald Trump, and 'Mic' and The Investigative Fund take aim at beauty products with toxic ingredients.

8% of all male homicides are committed by police, study says — and black men are most at risk

"That’s really striking, to think of police as a major source of homicide deaths. It’s a public health problem," Frank Edwards, the study's author, said.

Protesters and police clash in Chicago following shooting of black man

The violent protest broke out when a man was shot after being confronted by police.

Antwon Rose’s parents react with “guarded optimism” after arrest of officer who killed their son

"Ultimately, they are holding out for a conviction and proper sentencing."

Police expose black woman’s breasts, force her to ground in viral Alabama Waffle House arrest video

Local authorities are investigating the incident caught on a cell phone camera.

‘Wyatt Cenac’s Problem Areas’ brings comedy to the national dialogue on police abuse, social justice

In the 10-episode season, Wyatt Cenac will swing between hilariously benign topics and serious social and cultural problems.

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?”

America has done more to protect police than black people in recent years, civil rights lawyer says

Civil rights attorney Lee Merritt says judges and lawmakers are helping officers get away with murder.

National Day of Action for Stephon Clark: Protests coincide with memorial events for MLK

Five BLM chapters, including Sacramento, California; Chicago; Los Angeles; Lansing, Michigan; and Greensboro, North Carolina are participating in the day of action for Stephon Clark.

These black teens are demanding that Chicago invest in schools instead of police with #NoCopAcademy

Rahm Emanuel's administration has proposed to build a $95 million police training academy — while the school board has voted to close four predominantly black high schools.

At Stephon Clark rally, families of victims of police violence call for justice and accountability

During a heartfelt rally for Stephon Clark on Saturday, families of victims of police violence in the Sacramento area speak out and call for justice.

Civil rights attorney: Stephon Clark’s family should “stay focused” in the fight for justice

Stephon Clark's family initially contacted the law firm of John Burris, as police prepared to release video footage of the young black man's shooting death.