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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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.

11h ago

‘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.”
July 11, 2017

Video shows Georgia police officer beating homeless black woman during her arrest

The officer was initially cleared of wrongdoing, even after admitting that he struck the woman in the head.

July 7, 2017

This Black Lives Matter chapter just clapped back at the NRA with a biting ad of its own

Black activists are speaking out against the NRA's controversial ad.
July 6, 2017

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.
July 5, 2017

Protesters at Alton Sterling march arrested in clashes with police as city marks year since he died

The protesters tried to break through police barricades.
July 4, 2017

Delrawn Small’s family marks one year since his fatal shooting by an NYPD officer

Small was fatally shot by NYPD officer Wayne Isaacs.
June 30, 2017

Eric Dreiband picked to lead DOJ's civil rights division — here's a look at his record on equality

The nominee has defended employers accused of age and pregnancy discrimination, and has stood against transgender rights and equal pay for women.

June 29, 2017

Hate crimes reporting is on the uptick, but more than 50% still go unreported

U.S. residents have experienced an average of 250,000 hate crime incidents each year over the last several years.
June 28, 2017

Alton Sterling’s children sue Baton Rouge over shooting, alleging racism and excessive force

The Sterling family alleges that police officers sent racist text messages about people who protested the black man's shooting death.
June 27, 2017

3 Chicago officers charged with conspiracy in the shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald

The three Chicago police officers allegedly conspired to prevent an independent investigation and prosecution against Officer Jason Van Dyke.
June 27, 2017

3 of the Central Park 5 men just received honorary high school diplomas

All of the men in the Central Park Five will receive the diplomas they were denied after their wrongful convictions as teenagers.
June 26, 2017

Support for same-sex marriage hits a high point, even among those previously opposed to it

A majority of baby boomers and African-Americans, who had expressed strong opposition in recent years, now favor marriage equality.

June 26, 2017

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.
June 24, 2017

Charleena Lyles was a "powerful lady" — until she faced Seattle's flawed criminal justice system

Like Charleena Lyles, women who experience mental health instabilities have been more likely than men to encounter a criminal justice system that is ill-equipped to treat them.
June 23, 2017

Judge declares mistrial in retrial of officer who fatally shot Samuel DuBose

The jury spent five days deliberating Ray Tensing's fate.
June 19, 2017

Charleena Lyles was shot dead by Seattle police — after calling 911 for help

Police said the officers who responded to Lyles' call for help were told that she was a "hazard" before they arrived.