Zak Cheney Rice
Zak Cheney Rice

Zak is a Senior Staff Writer at Mic.

May 26, 2017

Bill Cosby tries to win black support before trial, despite years of berating black people

Bill Cosby has spent years castigating black people for their alleged pathologies. Now, he wants their sympathy.

May 26, 2017

President Donald Trump issues Ramadan statement, makes it mostly about terrorism

"America will always stand with our partners against terrorism and the ideology that fuels it."
May 25, 2017

Being a "respectable citizen" didn't save Richard Collins and Jordan Edwards

Collins and Edwards were nearly unimpeachable in life. They were killed anyway.
May 23, 2017

The Dakota Access pipeline has sprung 2 more leaks

That makes three leaks so far since Trump ordered the pipeline completed in January.
May 22, 2017

That Rihanna-Lupita Nyong'o buddy movie is actually happening

Ava DuVernay is going to direct, and Issa Rae is in talks to write the screenplay.
May 22, 2017

Edward Albee estate says "no" to black actor being cast as lead in 'Virginia Woolf' play

A new production of one of the most famous plays in U.S. history has been derailed over a racial controversy.

May 22, 2017

Black Texas Rep. Al Green threatened with lynching after calling for Trump's impeachment

The Texas lawmaker received several threatening voicemail messages.
May 18, 2017

NYT columnist Ross Douthat hopes conservative media can return to era of Jim Crow apologia

"Two eras in conservative journalism ... : the Buckley era and the Ailes era. May the next one be more like the first."
May 18, 2017

Two ICE detainees have died in Georgia in the span of two days

A tragic development in President Donald Trump's war on immigrants.
May 17, 2017

Dylann Roof told psychologist that white nationalists would rescue him from prison

He also said that white nationalists would take over the government, the same month Donald Trump was elected.

May 17, 2017

The black Texas prof at the heart of the latest right-wing campus witch hunt speaks

Conservative bloggers misrepresented comments from a five-year-old interview with Tommy Curry. He remains unbowed
May 17, 2017

Officer from department that killed Jordan Edwards used a stun gun on handcuffed black man

Damning new information continues to emerge about the Balch Springs Police Department.
May 11, 2017

The Dakota Access pipeline is already leaking

An inauspicious beginning for the hotly contested oil project.
May 10, 2017

Betsy DeVos is unqualified and bad at her job. Bethune-Cookman had her speak anyway.

Thousands signed petitions protesting DeVos' invitation.
May 9, 2017

Trump administration seeks evidence of crimes committed by Haitians in the US

The information could be used to determine if Haitian immigrants are eligible for humanitarian programs.

May 5, 2017

Officer who killed Jordan Edwards in Balch Springs, Texas, needed anger management in 2013

Former officer Roy Oliver reportedly frightened several attorneys during an angry courtroom outburst in 2013.
May 4, 2017

Ivanka, whose company uses exploitative labor, says women shouldn't be "slaves" to their jobs

Meanwhile, Trump's clothing company is made possible by exploitative and underpaid labor in China.
May 4, 2017

Ben Carson "happy" to learn how uncomfortable low-income housing in Ohio is, per report

Carson wanted to ensure low-income housing wasn't too "comfortable" for residents, thus making them more motivated to work.
May 2, 2017