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.

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New Orleans is removing Confederate statues, but activists say there's a long road ahead toward racial justice

Monument takedowns are not enough to remove traces of slavery and white supremacy in the Deep South, civil rights leaders say.

April 22, 2017

The March for Science isn't just for science nerds. It's about social justice.

Organizers are hoping diverse voices turn this "march into a movement."
April 19, 2017

Freddie Gray died 2 years ago today — and Baltimore is still seeking police reform

Civil rights leaders are pressuring Baltimore officials to be transparent in forming a new civilian police oversight task force.
April 18, 2017

Colin Powell plans to pay very close attention to Jeff Sessions' police reform agenda

Colin Powell said the government has a role to play in keeping young people out of the criminal justice system.
April 14, 2017

Two Georgia police officers fired after they were caught on tape beating Demetrius Hollins

The officers' conduct speaks to a larger problem of unlawful use of excessive force by police in the United States.
April 13, 2017

Jeff Sessions may have doubts about police reform agreements. But they actually do work.

Police consent decrees have given residents hope after years of unchecked abuse by officers.

April 12, 2017

Ben Carson got stuck in an elevator at a housing project he was touring 

This incident shows you just how inadequate housing projects are for the poor and elderly.
April 7, 2017

Federal court OKs Baltimore police consent decree, despite Jeff Sessions' objections

A federal judge in Maryland said Jeff Sessions' request to delay police reform in Baltimore came too late.
April 7, 2017

Black Lives Matter activists condemn US missile strikes in Syria

Activists in the Movement for Black Lives have come out against a war in Syria, as well as wars against their communities at home.
April 6, 2017

The Movement for Black Lives may seem like it has slowed down. But a new coalition is using MLK's roadmap to reignite its fire.

BLM and Fight for $15 activists say they’ll follow Martin Luther King Jr.'s roadmap to freedom, equality and dignity.
April 4, 2017

"We still have a dream" banner flies in Memphis, 49 years after MLK's assassination

Movement for Black Lives and Fight for $15 organizers launch day of remembrance for the late civil rights icon.

March 31, 2017

Police shooting investigations are rarely transparent. Just ask these victims' families.

Years later, the families of Laquan McDonald, Ramarley Graham and Michael Brown are still getting crucial details.
March 30, 2017

Mark Jimmerson died in Oklahoma County Jail — one day after his mom tried to save his life

There have been at least three deaths at the same jail. Now Mark's family, the local Black Lives Matter chapter and the ACLU are seeking justice and reform.
March 27, 2017

NYPD officer who killed Ramarley Graham resigns. Graham's family says justice wasn't served.

"New York City should be appalled with this decision," Ramarley Graham's mother said.
March 27, 2017

Campaign Zero creators launch tool to show you how to fight Trump's agenda in your state

"We can't let states off the hook," Our States creator Samuel Sinyangwe said.
March 23, 2017

Formerly incarcerated artists can now apply to win a $20K arts fellowship

Five artists will receive $20,000 each for projects that focus on criminal justice reform.

March 23, 2017

Protest groups to unite as "The Majority" for massive actions across the country on May 1

Activists hope to build a broader coalition and make a show of force on May 1, International Workers' Day.
March 22, 2017

Colin Kaepernick trolls Donald Trump's skinny budget by donating to Meals on Wheels

The donation is just the latest in the quarterback's pledge to donate $1 million of his 2017 salary to charity.
March 21, 2017

Rapper Joey Badass has a searing message about racism and white supremacy in the Trump era

"(Trump) revealed that (racism) is still alive and well — that there's still bigots out there."
March 20, 2017

In Gorsuch confirmation hearing, SCOTUS pick boasts of open mind on social justice issues

Civil rights advocacy groups aren't convinced.