Aaron Morrison
Aaron Morrison
Senior writer, The Movement

Ron Stallworth, whose KKK probe inspired Spike Lee’s ‘BlacKkKlansman,’ blasts Trump-era racism

In his upcoming film based on Ron Stallworth's story, director Spike Lee intentionally creates parallels between hate speech used among Klansmen and Trump-era rhetoric.

The Chico police shooting of Desmond Phillips still rattles the family, as justice remains uncertain

In March 2017, instead of administering treatment for what Desmond Phillips' father says was post-traumatic stress disorder, Chico, California, police officers shot him 10 times.

Meet Rakem Balogun, the Texas man whose support for a cop killer made him an FBI target

In the debut episode of Mic Dispatch, Texas-based community organizer Rakem Balogun explains how Facebook posts about the 2016 Dallas police ambush led to his five-month imprisonment.

Dozens of racial justice groups join immigration protests in San Diego to “free our future”

After a weekend of protests nationwide, a coalition of racial and social justice groups are targeting the mass prosecution of migrants in southern California.

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.

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.

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.

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.

‘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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.