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.

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.
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.
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.