Zak Cheney Rice
Zak Cheney Rice

Zak is a Senior Staff Writer at Mic.

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HBO doesn’t need ‘Confederate.’ ‘Kindred’ already exists.

Octavia Butler's masterwork is the gold standard for speculative fiction about slavery — and it would make a brilliant HBO series.

July 24, 2017
July 24, 2017

‘Girls Trip’ made more money in one weekend in the US than ‘Rough Night’ did in a month

'Girls Trip' and 'Rough Night' have roughly the same plot, but one features a black cast while the other is white.
July 21, 2017

Lawyer says Justine Damond is “most innocent” police shooting victim he’s ever seen

Observers were quick to point out that several black children have been killed by police.
July 20, 2017

People are sharing this video of John McCain defending Obama against scared white people in 2008

The video is meant to celebrate McCain's decency. But what really happened is more troubling.
July 19, 2017

Cults have a long history of exploiting black women

Black women have been exploited by cultic relationships for years. But this fact is often overlooked.

July 17, 2017

George Romero, godfather of zombie cinema, was also a pioneer for racial horror films like ‘Get Out’

Here's one overlooked aspect of the revered filmmaker's legacy.
June 30, 2017

Trump vowed to "send in the feds" to fight Chicago gun violence. Now it's happening.

“It’s a more concerted effort," said ATF Chicago spokesman Dave Coulson.
June 29, 2017

Melania Trump, anti-cyberbullying activist, reportedly defends husband's bullying

"As the first lady has stated publicly in the past, when her husband gets attacked, he will punch back 10 times harder."
June 28, 2017

FBI agent indicted in LaVoy Finicum shooting as police evade punishment for killing black people

Finicum was killed during the 2016 occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.
June 27, 2017

Black teens handcuffed for selling water on National Mall are now getting job offers

"I feel like it was a bad situation turned into a good situation."

June 26, 2017

Ivanka Trump, first daughter and adviser to the president: "I try to stay out of politics"

"I don’t profess to be a political savant."
June 24, 2017

Journalist Kevin Powell sues 'All Eyez on Me' filmmakers, claims they stole from his Tupac articles

More bad news for the embattled Tupac Shakur biopic.
June 23, 2017

NFL players donate $20,000 to youth football team that was punished for national anthem protest

"We wanted to make sure that we sent those kids the message that it's OK to stand up for what you believe in," Malcolm Jenkins said.
June 22, 2017

Lonzo Ball gets drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers, and LaVar Ball gets exactly what he wanted

LaVar Ball has officially spoken it into existence.
June 22, 2017

Donald Trump responds to Mexico murder rate on Twitter: "We will build the wall!"

"Mexico was just ranked the second deadliest country in the world, after only Syria," the president claimed.

June 22, 2017

Columbus police officer kicks handcuffed black man in the head. Chief recommends 24-hour suspension.

The recommendation seems underwhelming, considering the evidence.
June 21, 2017

Bill Cosby's lawyers are so confident about his retrial that they might even have him testify

"We never ruled it out. He's a very charismatic and articulate person."
June 19, 2017

Charleena Lyles was the second pregnant black woman killed by police this spring

Black mothers have always been the most outspoken voices against police violence. But in these cases, they were its casualties.