Jake Horowitz
Jake Horowitz
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How an Iraqi refugee and a Trump supporter became unlikely friends — and changed each other’s minds

Maggie Anderson supported President Donald Trump and his stance on Muslim refugees — until she met an Iraqi refugee named Bnyad Sharif.

Mark Ruffalo: “This is another moment to stand for Standing Rock”

In an exclusive video op-ed for Mic, actor Mark Ruffalo speaks out against a newly enacted voter ID law in North Dakota.

Bernie Sanders on Amazon’s minimum wage: “It’s a huge victory for hundreds of thousands of workers”

Along with other progressive organizers, Sen. Bernie Sanders called out Amazon directly over the summer for its low pay and poor working conditions.

Kim Kardashian West and Van Jones discuss White House meeting on criminal justice reform

“I truly think it is a genuine commitment. But let’s say it’s not: It’s still helping a lot of people and getting people out,” Kardashian West said.

John Legend is funding formerly incarcerated entrepreneurs with his new initiative Unlocked Futures

Unlocked Futures is an accelerator program that aims to help formerly incarcerated entrepreneurs by providing funding for their ventures.
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Fyre Festival founder Billy McFarland hit with two new criminal charges

Billy McFarland, the disgraced entrepreneur and Fyre Festival founder, will be charged on two additional criminal charges.

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President Donald Trump grants clemency to Alice Johnson after Kim Kardashian West involvement

The 63-year-old great-grandmother will be released from federal prison in Aliceville, Alabama, where she has been serving a life sentence since 1996.
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Exclusive: Kim Kardashian West speaks out on meeting with Trump about Alice Johnson

“He really understood and I am very hopeful that this will turn out really positively," Kardashian West told Mic in an exclusive interview after the meeting.
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Kim Kardashian West on meeting Trump: “I am willing to do what it takes to fight for what’s right”

“I’ve been fighting very hard and am willing to do what it takes to fight for what’s right,” Kardashian West told Mic in advance of the meeting.
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Howard Schultz explains why Starbucks stores closed for racial bias training

“As business leaders or corporations, we’re living in a time that I think demands more responsibility from us than just writing a check or issuing a press release.”
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Howard Schultz: “Discrimination and bias should not be part of the American story”

Starbucks' executive chairman opens up about the company's day of training and his hopes for the future of race in America.

Exclusive: Kim Kardashian West on Alice Johnson: “I’ll do whatever it takes to get her out”

“I’ve been in communication with the White House and trying to bring her case to the president’s desk and figure out how we can get her out,” Kardashian West said.

Alice Johnson’s daughter: “I’m excited and grateful for Kim Kardashian’s support”

“My mother is very grateful that Kim Kardashian cared enough to go above and beyond for her,” Johnson said. “It really means a lot to her, to my whole family.”
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Meet Alice Marie Johnson, the woman Kim Kardashian West wants Trump to pardon

Johnson has been in prison for 21 years for a first-time, nonviolent drug offense.
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Exclusive: Kim Kardashian West has talked to White House about pardoning nonviolent drug offender

Kim Kardashian West and President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner have spoken over the phone about a possible presidential pardon for Alice Marie Johnson.
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Obamas to Parkland students: “You’ve helped awaken the conscience of the nation”

This is the letter former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama wrote to the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in the wake of the school shooting.

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A fake news writer reveals how he’s making money on Facebook

The issue of fake news is not a problem contained to Russia. An American social media strategist is blowing the whistle on how easy it is to make money by creating fake news on Facebook.

Al Sharpton: Democrats need to dramatize their differences with Trump, not just talk about them

The longtime activist and broadcast host said the Democrats need to change strategies on confronting Trump — and fast.
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Kal Penn explains why every member of White House’s Arts and Humanities Committee resigned

All of the active members of the committee, including actor Kal Penn, condemned Trump’s comments about Charlottesville.

The federal government had a plan to combat right-wing violence. Trump axed it in June.

The administration's decision to eliminate funding for programs aimed at white supremacist movements is drawing new scrutiny post-Charlottesville.