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This Week In Sports and Social Justice: Rihanna rejects Super Bowl over Kap; Smith, Carlos get props

Rihanna is the latest black musician to turn down the Super Bowl halftime show over the NFL's Colin Kaepernick kneeling controversy.

Tamir Rice’s mother reacts to new video of Ohio police berating black boys about carrying a BB gun

"You don’t get rewarded for using good judgment. You should already be using it in the first place.”

The Movement Must-Reads: Saheed Vassell’s family seeks justice and a look at Beto O’Rourke’s rise

Plus, the blatant contradiction between what Melania Trump wears and says.

Cobb County police, mall manager defend actions after viral video of incident with rapper Corey J

“The general policy is no solicitation of any type on the property.”

NYC police killed Saheed Vassell in April. His dad wants to know why no one’s been disciplined.

“This is the tactics of the NYPD to just [let] the families suffer for years and years and years.”

Eugene Rice was lynched in 1918. This April, I drove to southern Georgia to learn if he was family.

My grandfather grew up just miles from where Rice died and had the same last name. Tracing their ties took me to Valdosta, Georgia, and a new lynching memorial in Montgomery, Alabama, seeking answers.

Missouri woman is fired after trying to stop a black man from entering his own apartment complex

"We want all residents, guests and visitors to feel welcome, safe and respected," the company said in a written statement.

This Week in Sports and Social Justice: Muslim UFC champ battles Islamophobia; Harvard honors Kap

Why an Arkansas sheriff says he makes inmates where Nike shirts for mugshot photos.

Movement Must-Reads: GoDaddy’s dealings with an alt-right apparel line, Tarana Burke speaks out

Plus, Tamir Rice's mom speaks out and the killing of Ciara Minaj Carter Frazier.

GoDaddy gives alt-right apparel company a platform to raise money for Charlottesville rioters

The clothing company profits are being used to fund legal fees for Rise Above Movement members recently arrested for their roles in the deadly Unite The Right rally.

America is covered in Confederate statues. We can do better — and here’s how.

Mic’s latest editorial effort — the Black Monuments Project — aims to correct this sordid legacy through a blend of history and imagination.

These billboards tackle some of the country’s most pressing issues ahead of Election Day

More than 50 billboards will be erected across the United States, addressing topics such as immigration, police brutality and gun violence.

Tamir Rice’s mom to lead a protest in Ohio town where police officer who killed her son was hired

“How many times does a family have to keep being re-traumatized?”

Ciara Minaj Carter Frazier, a transgender woman, was found fatally stabbed in Chicago

Frazier's death comes less than two months after another black trans woman was killed in Chicago.

The Week in Sports and Social Justice: LeBron James wears Kap shirt; HBO takes on NCAA exploitation

Will Eric Reid kneel during the national anthem at his first game with the Carolina Panthers?

Jason Van Dyke found guilty of second-degree murder in death of black teen Laquan McDonald

The Chicago officer killed Laquan McDonald, 17, in 2014.

Why is YouTube allowing violent, white supremacists and racist terror groups to spread propaganda?

The Anti-Defamation League says companies like YouTube need to be more accountable for what they host and promote on their websites.

Patricia Okoumou, who scaled the Statue of Liberty, was denied trial by jury

Okoumou, who heads to trial in December, said her act opened up the eyes of those who may have been ignoring Trump's family separation policy.

4 members of a white supremacist group arrested for their role in deadly Charlottesville rally

“These guys came to Charlottesville in order to commit violent acts and it wasn’t the first time that they’ve done it.”

How not to deal with a Confederate monument

The Silent Sam statue at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been at the center of controversy in recent weeks.