Chauncey Alcorn
Chauncey Alcorn

Chauncey is a trending news writer at Mic. His work has also been featured in the New York Daily News and Email him at

Feb. 18, 2018

‘Black Panther’ is fiction, but its characters have a lot in common with these real-life people

Great works of fiction are based on facts.

Feb. 14, 2018

‘Black Panther’ isn’t just a movie that people are excited for — it’s a movement

Thousands of people plan to attend 'Black Panther'-themed parties in cities like New York, Atlanta and Charlotte, North Carolina.
Feb. 14, 2018

University of Nebraska-Lincoln students fear alt-right activist on campus is a ticking time bomb

The university announced it would not expel Daniel Kleve after a video of him promoting violence was leaked.
Feb. 13, 2018

Applebee’s fires employees involved in viral racist incident at Missouri restaurant

"We do not tolerate racism, bigotry or harassment of any nature," an Applebee's spokesperson said in an emailed statement.
Feb. 7, 2018

‘Spawn’ star Michael Jai White talks ‘Black Panther’ and the legacy of black superheroes in movies

“When people used to ask me will there ever be a Black Panther movie, I was doubtful."
Feb. 3, 2018

How would Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson’s “wardrobe malfunction” play out in 2018?

Odds are, the onetime teen heartthrob wouldn't get away unscathed.

Feb. 2, 2018

What’s causing the ‘Black Panther’ advanced ticket sales frenzy? Jemele Hill knows the answer.

She's been buying tickets for kids in Detroit after seeing the film's premiere on Monday.
Jan. 25, 2018

NAACP sues Trump Administration over TPS removal for Haitian migrants

"President Trump has made clear that he wishes to reduce the number of immigrants of color to the United States."
Jan. 19, 2018

Trump is losing support from black Republicans: “It’s almost as if Trump doesn’t really care”

His already low job approval among black Americans has dropped 60% since his first week in office.
Jan. 12, 2018

Tamir Rice’s mom asks Cleveland police arbitrator not to rehire the officer who fatally shot her son

"It’s frightening to know that he could possibly get his job back."

Jan. 11, 2018

South Carolina city where Walter Scott was killed to swear in its first black police chief

He's one of several black officers taking command in cities where a high-profile police killing occurred in recent years.
Jan. 10, 2018

NYC activists honor Erica Garner on #PeoplesMonday in march to site of her father’s death

"None of us will ever know what it’s like to watch a family member be murdered in front of the world."
Jan. 8, 2018

Female directors don’t get enough opportunities in Hollywood — for women of color, it’s even worse

“When Hollywood thinks about its female directors, they’re really thinking about a Caucasian woman.”
Dec. 29, 2017

Mom of Alabama teen beaten by police: “I was shocked, horrified, devastated to see my son this way”

Angela Williams and her family — wearing All Lives Matter T-shirts — hope to avoid dividing their community among racial lines.
Dec. 27, 2017

Alabama police brutally beat a black teen. Now, family members and activists demand answers.

“The family is requesting justice for their son."

Dec. 22, 2017

Republican Sen. Tim Scott criticized as a “prop” at Trump’s tax bill press conference

Trump and the Republican Party have a history of alleged tokenism and disingenuous appeals to black voters.
Dec. 20, 2017

New poll shows even Republicans believe race relations are worse under Trump than Obama

The percentage of Republicans who think Trump has helped improve race relations has plummeted since he was elected.
Dec. 18, 2017

Twitter Stock Price: Why TWTR is up after the site booted some alt-right users — but spared others

Twitter’s stock price just got a big boost after the platform banned some alt-right users for hate speech. But major business challenges — that all TWTR investors should know about — remain.
Dec. 13, 2017

Salma Hayek pens ‘New York Times’ op-ed describing repeated harassment from Harvey Weinstein

“In his eyes, I was not an artist. I wasn’t even a person. I was a thing: not a nobody, but a body.”