• Philando Castile June 9, 2020 8:44 pm

    This Friend of Philando Castile Plans on Honoring His Memory Through Public Service

    Activist and organizer John Thompson doesn’t plan on letting the death of his close friend Philando Castile be in vain, reports the New York Times. Thompson is running for public office in Minnesota in an effort to bring about positive change.

  • George Floyd June 3, 2020 7:16 pm

    Floyd Family Attorney: ‘Let's Take a Breath to Heal Our Country'

    Benjamin Crump, attorney for the family of George Floyd, spoke out at the site where Floyd was killed in Minneapolis on Wednesday to ask that Americans take a moment to remember the victims of police brutality, calling out the names of African Americans killed by police.

  • NBC April 30, 2019 3:27 pm

    Woman Develops ‘Not Reaching' Pouch to Save Black Lives During Traffic Stops

    Jackie Carter was at home in Pennsylvania celebrating her son’s 30th birthday on July 6, 2016, when she heard the news that a Minnesota man, 32-year-old Philando Castile, had been shot and killed by a police officer. Moments after the shooting, Castile can be heard saying he “wasn’t reaching” for his gun. Carter, who doesn’t know Castile, remembered thinking to...

  • United States March 19, 2018 6:00 pm

    Charity for Slain Teacher Pays School District's Lunch Debt

    When a child at J.J. Hill Montessori Magnet School couldn’t afford lunch, Philando Castile apparently never hesitated to pull out his wallet to pay for their meal. Now, a charity founded in honor of Castile, who was fatally shot by a police officer during a 2016 traffic stop, has successfully continued his efforts. The student lunch debt has been wiped...

  • NFL January 31, 2018 4:29 pm

    Activists Highlight the Poor as Rich Party at Super Bowl

    Social activists say Minneapolis is turning into a playground for the rich during Super Bowl week, and critics are using the spectacle to rally against economic injustice such as the displacement of dozens of homeless people, and the police shootings of blacks that spawned player protests at some NFL games. Activists say the Super Bowl represents the pinnacle of corporate...

  • Minnesota October 18, 2017 9:04 pm

    School Children Will Receive Free Lunches Thanks to Philando Castile Memorial Fund

    A crowdfunding campaign honoring the late Philando Castile has raised enough money to pay off lunch debts at public schools across St. Paul, Minnesota, for one year. Philando Feeds the Children had raised more than $80,000 by Wednesday afternoon. The original goal of $5,000 is now set to $100,000, and will continue to rise. Campaign organizer and Metropolitan State University...

  • Department of Justice September 16, 2017 8:26 am

    A Look at High-Profile Police-Related Deaths of Black People in the US

    A former St. Louis police officer was acquitted Friday in the fatal shooting of a drug suspect following a chase. Jason Stockley was charged with first-degree murder in the 2011 death of 24-year-old Anthony Lamar Smith. Testimony in the trial ended Aug. 9, but Circuit Judge Timothy Wilson weighed evidence for more than a month before ruling. Stockley and his...

  • officer July 6, 2017 12:38 pm

    Man Mistakenly Identified as July 7 Shooter Struggles to Shed ‘Suspect' Label

    Mark Hughes is gradually rebuilding his reputation after he was mistakenly identified him as the gunman in the July 7, 2016, police ambush in downtown Dallas.

  • Facebook June 26, 2017 11:43 pm

    Philando Castile Family Reaches $3M Settlement in Death

    The mother of Philando Castile, a black motorist killed by a Minnesota police officer last July, has reached a nearly $3 million settlement with the city that employed the officer, avoiding a federal wrongful death lawsuit that attorneys said could have taken years to resolve. The settlement to be paid to Valerie Castile, who is the family’s trustee, was announced...

  • Facebook June 22, 2017 4:29 pm

    How Attitudes, Legal Standards Help Make Police Convictions Rare

    In the three years since fatal police shootings of unarmed black people launched the Black Lives Matter movement, few officers have been charged and none has been convicted by juries in the highest-profile deaths that inspired protests across the country. Experts cite a confluence of factors, including racial bias, attitudes toward law enforcement and the challenge of showing precisely what...

  • Donald Trump June 23, 2017 10:46 am

    Trevor Noah Gets Serious Over Philando Castile's Death

    The “Daily Show” host’s searing and personal take on the Philando Castile video and verdict marked an extraordinary moment for late night comedy.

  • JUDGE June 17, 2017 2:06 pm

    Castile Trial Had Video Evidence—But Not of Key Seconds

    The world learned of Philando Castile’s death through a grim livestream launched by his girlfriend seconds after Castile was shot five times by a police officer. Many were outraged by what they saw as Diamond Reynolds’ outwardly calm voice described Castile being shot after reaching for his wallet. But no video existed of exactly what happened inside the car in...

  • NBC June 17, 2017 12:02 am

    Philando Castile's Mother: ‘We're Going Back Down to 1969'

    Philando Castile’s mother Valerie Castile spoke to reporters on Friday June 16, 2017, after a Minnesota police officer was acquitted in the fatal shooting of her son, a black motorist whose death captured national attention when his girlfriend streamed the grim aftermath on Facebook.

  • JUDGE June 17, 2017 4:25 am

    Hundreds Protest After Jury Acquits Minnesota Officer in Castile Shooting Death

    A Minnesota police officer was cleared Friday in the fatal shooting of Philando Castile, a black motorist whose death captured national attention when his girlfriend streamed the grim aftermath on Facebook. Castile’s family stormed out of the courtroom after the verdict was read, and the city of St. Anthony swiftly announced plans to dismiss Officer Jeronimo Yanez, despite his acquittal....

  • Facebook November 16, 2016 8:31 pm

    Minnesota Officer Charged With Manslaughter in Castile Death

    A Minnesota police officer has been charged with second-degree manslaughter in the killing of a black man in a St. Paul suburb, prosecutors announced Wednesday. St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez fatally shot Philando Castile, 32, during a July 6 traffic stop in Falcon Heights. The shooting’s gruesome aftermath was streamed live on Facebook by Castile’s girlfriend, who was with...

  • China July 31, 2016 8:56 pm

    Black Lives Supporters Seek Backing From Other Minorities

    From the beginning, Black Lives Matter supporters have included protesters and activists of all races. But in a new campaign, minority supporters are turning to the people closest to them, trying to convince them that the movement is their fight too. Sending a crowd-sourced letter in which minorities urge others in their community to support the Black Lives Matter movement.

  • NBC July 12, 2016 8:09 pm

    Tapes Show Officer Mistook Philando Castile for Robbery Suspect

    Audio recordings obtained by a Minnesota television station appear to capture the traffic stop in which Philando Castile was shot to death by a police officer. In the tapes the officer can be heard saying he would pull over Castile’s car because he thought he had been involved in a robbery and looked “like one of our suspect, just ’cause...

Contact Us