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.

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?
Oct. 25, 2017

NAACP urges black passengers to avoid American Airlines, alleging a pattern of racial discrimination

Until American Airlines addresses allegation of racial discrimination against black passengers, a national travel advisory will stand, the NAACP said.
Oct. 19, 2017

Stop peddling the black-on-black crime myth. These DOJ stats prove it’s not a thing.

Conservatives can stop talking about black-on-black crimes — it's been declining steadily over the last 20 years.

Oct. 18, 2017

Trump’s words to Sgt. La David Johnson’s widow echo a history of slights to black soldiers

Sgt. La David Johnson followed a long line of blacks who serve for a nation that hasn’t always treated them equally or justly.
Oct. 17, 2017

Black Lives Matter activist calls “bullshit” on the FBI’s “black identity extremist” label

"We’re not going to allow for the potential elimination of black leadership in this generation,” one BLM activist said on Tuesday.
Oct. 11, 2017

Tidal’s “Versus” film stars Jesse Williams as a lover battling racial hatred in Trump’s America

The short film's creators say love is the antidote to hate in the current civil rights struggle.
Oct. 10, 2017

FBI’s hunt for “black identity extremists” echoes civil rights movement-era war on black activists

Black Lives Matter movement activists say they have been concerned about federal surveillance and threats since their movement took root in 2014.
Oct. 6, 2017

St. Louis activists explain why the Jason Stockley verdict protests won’t end any time soon

More than 300 people have been arrested over 20 days of anti-brutality protests in St. Louis.

Oct. 6, 2017

Patrick Harmon was shot in the back by Utah police. The district attorney says it was justified.

Patrick Harmon had been riding his bike across the lanes of a local road when an officer stopped him.
Oct. 2, 2017

For Elle Hearns, the fight against transphobia starts with dismantling white supremacy

The Black Lives Matter activist has made it her mission to change how black trans women are treated in social justice spaces.
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Oct. 2, 2017

Las Vegas Concert Shooting: At least 50 killed, more than 200 wounded in music festival attack

The shooting is being considered the deadliest attack in modern U.S. history.
Sept. 29, 2017

DeRay Mckesson: Judge in Black Lives Matter lawsuit didn’t “penalize me for fighting for justice”

“I am hopeful that this will lead to other judges ruling similarly in the future,” Deray Mckesson told Mic on Thursday.
Sept. 25, 2017

The #TakeAKnee protests are about racial justice — not Trump, the US flag or the national anthem

In the year since Colin Kaepernick first took a knee, there has been mounting evidence that the former NFL star's concerns have merit.

Sept. 21, 2017

Exclusive: Maxine Waters wants to stop Jeff Sessions’ “racist” conduct at the DOJ in its tracks

The Los Angeles congresswoman intends to block Attorney General Jeff Sessions from pulling back on police consent decrees and drug sentencing reform.
Sept. 15, 2017

15 recent police brutality cases that show how often officers aren’t held accountable

In 2017, at least five police officers who went to trial for killing black Americans have been acquitted.
Sept. 15, 2017

Former St. Louis police officer found not guilty for the fatal shooting of Anthony Lamar Smith

Jason Stockley fatally shot the 24-year-old father in 2011.
Sept. 15, 2017

Inside the Movement for Black Lives’ first permanent exhibit in New York City

The exhibit is the first to tell the story of the movement and its growth beyond street protests, one of the curators said.