Aaron Morrison
Aaron Morrison

Aaron is a Senior Staff Writer for The Movement at Mic. He covers the intersection of race, justice, politics, diversity and civil rights. He has previously written for IB TImes, Miami Herald, The Bergen Record of New Jersey and the Associated Press. Send tips to aaron@mic.com.

Sept. 15, 2017

14 recent police brutality cases that show how often officers aren’t held accountable

On Friday, a former St. Louis police officer was found not guilty in the 2011 shooting death of Anthony Lamar Smith, an unarmed black man.

Sept. 15, 2017

Former St. Louis police officer found not guilty for the fatal shooting of Anthony Lamar Smith

Jason Stockley fatally shot the 24-year-old father in 2011.
Sept. 15, 2017

Inside the Movement for Black Lives’ first permanent exhibit in New York City

The exhibit is the first to tell the story of the movement and its growth beyond street protests, one of the curators said.
Sept. 14, 2017

Devin Allen, the photographer who captured Baltimore’s uprising, shows us his “beautiful ghetto”

For his work in his hometown, Devin Allen has been chosen as one of two inaugural recipients of The Gordon Parks Foundation's fellowship program.
Sept. 6, 2017

After 118-mile journey, #Cville2DC marchers pledge to fight white supremacy in all its forms

Organizers say today marks the start of new targeted campaigns against hatred and discrimination in government.
Aug. 31, 2017

Meet the Houstonians stranded across the country by Hurricane Harvey

Six days after the storm first made landfall, some Houston residents still wait for crucial information.

Aug. 28, 2017

Trump is offering military weapons and armored vehicles to police. That’s what was used in Ferguson.

“Inviting the use of military weaponry against our domestic population is nothing short of recasting the public as an enemy.”
Aug. 26, 2017

Trump’s pardon of Joe Arpaio is an endorsement of racism, civil rights leaders say

"Trump’s pardon of Arpaio is an official endorsement on racial profiling and the abuse of immigrants and people of color."
Aug. 22, 2017

Trump’s performance after Charlottesville makes him the apologist in chief for racists

The president’s behavior after the white supremacist violence in Virginia should change the way journalists talk about him.
Aug. 18, 2017

After Charlottesville, BLM groups are set to stage mass protests against white supremacy

Black Lives Matter activists plan to converge on symbols of white supremacy, including Confederate monuments, on Saturday.
Aug. 13, 2017

Black Lives Matter, civil rights leaders place blame on Donald Trump for Charlottesville violence

Activists and leaders almost universally say white supremacist violence at Virginia rallies is a result of the president’s failure to distance himself from racist supporters.

Aug. 10, 2017

SPLC releases alt-right guide for college students worried about hate speech

The guide will be circulated among 2,400 campuses in time for the start of the fall semester.
Aug. 2, 2017

Trump's plan to take on affirmative action is his latest attack on people of color

Civil rights groups are sounding the alarm over an apparent attempt by the Trump administration to stifle race-conscious diversity efforts at colleges and universities.
Aug. 1, 2017

NYPD fatally shot Dwayne Jeune, again raising the issue of mental illness training

Dwayne Jeune's shooting death is at least the second time in less than a year that New York City officers have killed someone with a known mental health issue.
July 28, 2017

100 years ago today, black activists took to the streets to protest lynching and anti-black violence

From lynchings to police shootings, black activists mark 100 years of protesting to preserve their freedom, dignity and lives.
July 24, 2017

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.

July 24, 2017

‘Whose Streets?’ film highlights Ferguson activists’ battle with the trauma of protests

Brittany Ferrell, an organizer of the Ferguson Uprising, says a new documentary about Black Lives Matter protests shows why activists should be more intentional about checking in on each other.
July 20, 2017

Kamala Harris' first signature bill attempts to end discriminatory "money bail" systems

The California senator introduced a bipartisan bill that would give millions in grants to states that individualize the pretrial release process.
July 18, 2017

Prosecutor decides not to try Ray Tensing for third time in Sam DuBose's death

Twice already, jurors have not been able to agree whether Ray Tensing was guilty of murdering Sam DuBose.
July 13, 2017

At four years old, the Black Lives Matter network takes stock of its work on the ground

"Despite all that we are up against given this new political landscape, we are uniquely positioned to build substantial power for black people.”