Aaron Morrison
Aaron Morrison
Senior writer, The Movement
May 29, 2018

As Starbucks closes for bias training, #CoffeeWhileBlack brews support for black-owned businesses

The founders and CEOs of black-owned and -operated coffee shops will convene roundtable discussions in Philadelphia to spur support and business.

May 17, 2018

The black Baltimore arabber tradition is on its last leg. For the city’s sake, it should continue.

Arabbers, or street vendors who sell fruits and vegetables from horse-drawn carts, are a fading but uniquely Baltimore tradition that provided economic opportunity to generations of residents.
April 23, 2018

Michigan mother who exposed Flint water crisis receives international environmental justice prize

LeeAnne Walters is receiving the Goldman Environmental Prize to further her pursuit of justice.
April 20, 2018

What If We Didn’t… jail people for marijuana use, possession or sale?

After more than 20 years of the modern medical and recreational marijuana industries, advocates for decriminalization say evidence of societal good is stacking up against die-hard prohibitionists.
April 12, 2018

‘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.
April 4, 2018

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.

April 4, 2018

50 years after King’s assassination, the symbolism of his death keeps the desire for change alive

The murder of civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. fostered a nationwide urgency for improving race relations. But progress has been slower than hoped, older and younger Americans say.
April 1, 2018

Vigil for Stephon Clark started out peaceful, but clashes with police left one woman with injuries

A woman sustained minor injuries at a protest that briefly turned violent in South Sacramento Saturday night.
April 1, 2018

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.
March 27, 2018

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.
March 23, 2018

BLM protesters delay the Kings game for Stephon Clark. Watch how the team’s owner responded.

“We stand here before you — old, young, black, white, brown — and we are all united in our commitment,” Sacramento Kings owner Vivek Randivé said in a supportive statement to protesters.

March 23, 2018

Racial justice groups are sending thousands of black and brown kids to the March for Our Lives rally

Sponsorship drives across the country are helping nearly 2,000 students of color join Saturday’s anti-gun violence protest in Washington, D.C.
March 22, 2018

Sacramento police release video of Stephon Clark, an unarmed man killed by officers in his backyard

Stephon Clark was not holding a firearm when police in California fatally shot him on Sunday. It turned out to be a cell phone.
March 15, 2018

National Walkout Day detentions highlight concerns about racial bias in police response to protests

At least two black students in Chicago were handcuffed during nationwide walkout demonstrations that some have called historic.
March 13, 2018

For national gun control walkouts, colleges show support unseen during Black Lives Matter protests

Several universities tell Mic they will extend their support for high school student activism beyond the gun control issue.
March 5, 2018

At Oscars, Common and Andra Day perform “Stand Up for Something” with BLM, #MeToo movement leaders

Black Lives Matter, #MeToo, indigenous rights and immigrant rights were among the movements represented during Sunday night's Academy Awards ceremony.

March 1, 2018

This Vermont school is flying the Black Lives Matter flag. Meet the students who made it happen.

Students at Montpelier High School in Vermont raised Black Lives Matter flags in February. Their bravery may be inspiring a new movement in schools.
March 1, 2018

‘Mic’ announces “Black Monuments of New York,” a push to build five statues in the city’s boroughs

The Black Monuments of New York endeavors to erect monuments of black Americans in each of the city's five boroughs.
Feb. 26, 2018

Parkland, school safety and the devastating effects law enforcement can have on black and brown kids

Police involvement in student discipline is at the root of the school-to-prison pipeline.
Feb. 26, 2018

Black Lives Matter cofounder launches biggest survey of the black population “after Reconstruction”

Alicia Garza is launching the Black Futures Lab, an broad effort to build black political power — and its first major undertaking will be a census of black people.