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.

Aug. 18, 2017

After Charlottesville, BLM groups are set to stage mass protests against white supremacy

Black Lives Matter activists plan to converge on symbols of white supremacy, including Confederate monuments, on Saturday.

Aug. 13, 2017

Black Lives Matter, civil rights leaders place blame on Donald Trump for Charlottesville violence

Activists and leaders almost universally say white supremacist violence at Virginia rallies is a result of the president’s failure to distance himself from racist supporters.
Aug. 10, 2017

SPLC releases alt-right guide for college students worried about hate speech

The guide will be circulated among 2,400 campuses in time for the start of the fall semester.
Aug. 2, 2017

Trump's plan to take on affirmative action is his latest attack on people of color

Civil rights groups are sounding the alarm over an apparent attempt by the Trump administration to stifle race-conscious diversity efforts at colleges and universities.
Aug. 1, 2017

NYPD fatally shot Dwayne Jeune, again raising the issue of mental illness training

Dwayne Jeune's shooting death is at least the second time in less than a year that New York City officers have killed someone with a known mental health issue.
July 28, 2017

100 years ago today, black activists took to the streets to protest lynching and anti-black violence

From lynchings to police shootings, black activists mark 100 years of protesting to preserve their freedom, dignity and lives.

July 24, 2017

Baton Rouge police chief resigns after a year of political turmoil over Alton Sterling shooting

Baton Rouge's mayor had campaigned on a promise to replace the city's police chief, in the wake of Alton Sterling's shooting death.
July 24, 2017

‘Whose Streets?’ film highlights Ferguson activists’ battle with the trauma of protests

Brittany Ferrell, an organizer of the Ferguson Uprising, says a new documentary about Black Lives Matter protests shows why activists should be more intentional about checking in on each other.
July 20, 2017

Kamala Harris' first signature bill attempts to end discriminatory "money bail" systems

The California senator introduced a bipartisan bill that would give millions in grants to states that individualize the pretrial release process.
July 18, 2017

Prosecutor decides not to try Ray Tensing for third time in Sam DuBose's death

Twice already, jurors have not been able to agree whether Ray Tensing was guilty of murdering Sam DuBose.
July 13, 2017

At four years old, the Black Lives Matter network takes stock of its work on the ground

"Despite all that we are up against given this new political landscape, we are uniquely positioned to build substantial power for black people.”

July 11, 2017

Video shows Georgia police officer beating homeless black woman during her arrest

The officer was initially cleared of wrongdoing, even after admitting that he struck the woman in the head.
July 7, 2017

This Black Lives Matter chapter just clapped back at the NRA with a biting ad of its own

Black activists are speaking out against the NRA's controversial ad.
July 6, 2017

Philando Castile’s classmates give out the first scholarship in his honor, one year after his death

The Philando Castile Memorial Scholarship will be given to a young man of color annually, an award committee said.
July 5, 2017

Protesters at Alton Sterling march arrested in clashes with police as city marks year since he died

The protesters tried to break through police barricades.
July 4, 2017

Delrawn Small’s family marks one year since his fatal shooting by an NYPD officer

Small was fatally shot by NYPD officer Wayne Isaacs.

June 30, 2017

Eric Dreiband picked to lead DOJ's civil rights division — here's a look at his record on equality

The nominee has defended employers accused of age and pregnancy discrimination, and has stood against transgender rights and equal pay for women.
June 29, 2017

Hate crimes reporting is on the uptick, but more than 50% still go unreported

U.S. residents have experienced an average of 250,000 hate crime incidents each year over the last several years.
June 28, 2017

Alton Sterling’s children sue Baton Rouge over shooting, alleging racism and excessive force

The Sterling family alleges that police officers sent racist text messages about people who protested the black man's shooting death.
June 27, 2017

3 Chicago officers charged with conspiracy in the shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald

The three Chicago police officers allegedly conspired to prevent an independent investigation and prosecution against Officer Jason Van Dyke.