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.

Feb. 17, 2018

Jury awards Korryn Gaines’ family $36 million in wrongful death lawsuit over 2016 police shooting

The jurors awarded more than $36 million to Korryn Gaines' family, with the bulk of the money going Gaines' son and daughter.

Feb. 15, 2018

NYPD officer who fatally shot Deborah Danner is found not guilty of all charges

After a two-week bench trial, Justice Robert A. Neary of the state Supreme Court ruled that prosecutors had not proven NYPD Sgt. Hugh Barry was unjustified when he shot and killed Deborah Danner.
Feb. 12, 2018

The Poor People’s Campaign begins anew on the 50th anniversary of Memphis sanitation workers’ strike

The Poor People’s Campaign — an effort pioneered by Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. before his assassination — is being revived with the goal of ending poverty as a matter of morality.
Feb. 7, 2018

Black Lives Matter activist Muhiyidin Moye dies after New Orleans shooting, family says

The Charleston, South Carolina, activist had gained national notoriety for taking a running leap to snatch down a Confederate battle flag during a white nationalist protest, in February 2017.
Feb. 5, 2018

After Super Bowl protests, Black Lives Matter supporters turn their focus to schools

The week of action comes on the heels of Black Lives Matter protests at the Super Bowl in Minneapolis.
Jan. 30, 2018

For Trump’s first State of the Union, Black Lives Matter and “resistance” leaders stage clapbacks

Maxine Waters, Black Lives Matter movement activists and #MeToo voices are among those planning response's to Donald Trump's first State of the Union address.

Jan. 27, 2018

Black immigrants with temporary protected status seek options to delay Trump era deportations

There are a handful of options available to Haitian nationals who have just 18 months left of legal residency in the United States.
Jan. 26, 2018

The black unemployment rate is at a historic low — but the fight to end racism in hiring isn’t over

The president's recent tweets about record-low black unemployment ignores other startling racial disparities.
Jan. 17, 2018

Colin Kaepernick says he met his goal of $1 million in donations to social justice organizations

The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback said he will announce gifts of $10,000 each to groups over the next 10 days.
Jan. 17, 2018

Glo Merriweather witnessed a shooting death at a Charlotte protest. Now, they face a felony charge.

Glo Merriweather, an activist in Charlotte, is to face trial over rioting and assault charges after asking why police killed a black man named Keith Lamont Scott.
Jan. 15, 2018

Trump’s racist remarks became a rallying point at Martin Luther King Jr. Day events nationwide

Donald Trump and his alleged racist remarks about black immigrants were the "elephant in the room" at Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations across the country.

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Jan. 15, 2018

Aziz Ansari issues statement on sexual assault allegation, says encounter was “consensual”

The Master of None star said he was “surprised and concerned” to learn a woman he'd date felt that he had assaulted her.
Dec. 30, 2017

Activist Erica Garner, daughter of Eric Garner, is dead at 27

After the death of her father at the hands of the NYPD, Erica Garner became a prominent, fiery voice of the Black Lives Matter movement, as well as in national and local politics.
Dec. 21, 2017

How Black Lives Matter activists are already gearing up to fight the net neutrality repeal

Public education campaigns, lawsuits, street protests and lobbying Congress will be part of the movement's response to a net neutrality repeal.
Dec. 8, 2017

What to know about the FBI’s “black identity extremists” label and the black community’s response

Will the FBI respond to the black community’s concerns and rescind its controversial counterterrorism assessment?
Nov. 27, 2017

FBI’s “black identity extremists” label is ill-advised, the nation’s largest black police group says

Black law enforcement leaders are asking the FBI to trash its "black identity extremists" counterterrorism assessment.

Nov. 14, 2017

Calvin Toney is the 196th known black man shot and killed by police in 2017

Police said officers engaged in a struggle with the 24-year-old black man in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, before deadly force was used.
Nov. 3, 2017

Black Lives Matter receives the Sydney Peace Prize: “This movement is global and has been global.”

Australia's International Prize for Peace is arguably the most prestigious award the movement has received to date.
Nov. 2, 2017

Why using “Middle Eastern” as a descriptor for the NYC terror suspect is useless and harmful

Advocates say the nation's political and law enforcement leaders continually fail to set the right tone in the wake of suspected terror incidents.
Oct. 31, 2017

Fox News smeared the black judge presiding over Manafort’s case. This is part of a larger pattern.

What did Magistrate Judge Deborah Robinson do to warrant a mention of her son’s drug conviction, other than show up to work on Monday?