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“We are missing his presence already”: Activists call for murder charges in Jemel Roberson killing

The 26-year-old black security guard was helping stop a shooting at a Chicago-area bar Sunday when a white police officer killed him.

This Texas college professor called police on a black student for putting her feet up in class

On Wednesday, University of Texas at San Antonio president sent a letter to students saying school administrators are conducting two investigations into the incident.

Meet the Georgia voter who traveled over 600 miles on Election Day to vote

"I think we should also be mindful of the fact that there are people who don’t have the ability to take off work ... who don’t have the financial means to do a round trip to be able to vote."

These students had to jump through hoops to vote — if they were able to vote at all

In Georgia, the NAACP requested an investigation into reports that voters were turned away at polling stations at a historically black university.

Viola Desmond, civil rights torchbearer, to be featured on new Canadian $10 bill

Desmond will be the first Canadian woman to be featured on a Canadian banknote.

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.

New Dallas district attorney wants to charge officer with murder for killing Botham Jean

John Creuzot said "manslaughter is an inappropriate charge based on the circumstances."

Alt-right leaders say Republicans lost the midterms because they weren’t racist enough

Alt-right influencers say Trump didn't focus enough on white identity issues like immigration, but data shows the opposite may be true.

The stabbing of Ann Marie Washington should call attention to rising hate crimes in public spaces

Hate crimes on public transportation stir fear among commuters of marginalized groups.

This Week in Sports and Social Justice: This former NFL player got elected to Congress

Plus, another former player gets dragged on Twitter for dissing national anthem kneeler Eric Reid.

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.

Pedro Hernandez speaks out against bail system that kept him in jail for a year

Pedro Hernandez gives his first formal interview since a human rights organization bailed him out from jail on Rikers Island to spur action on bail reform.

The Movement Must-Reads: Women of color win the midterms, black Republicans fight for House seats

Plus, Georgia voters file lawsuit against Brian Kemp.

Two remaining black Republicans in US House fight for their political lives in close midterm races

It's possible there will be no black Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives in 2019.

Lucy McBath declares victory in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District election

McBath leaped into to activism after her son Jordan Davis was shot to death in 2012.

5 crucial social justice initiatives that passed around the country in 2018 midterm elections

From transgender rights protections to police oversight, here's what you need to know.

Yes, there were historic wins in the midterms — but racism too often taints the victories

Even with sparks of light, I can’t help but be angry, and I am fearful of what is to come.

The 2018 midterm elections was a night of historic firsts for women of color

Here are the winners who are changing the face of American politics.

Georgia voters file emergency lawsuit to bar Brian Kemp from counting votes in 2018 midterms

Stacey Abrams is encouraging voters to "stay in line."

Florida passes Amendment 4, restoring voting rights for many formerly incarcerated people

The ballot initiative will amend the state’s constitution to re-enfranchise an estimated 1.6 million Floridians previously convicted of felonies whose voting rights were revoked in 2011.