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Ferguson activist Bassem Masri died reportedly from a heart attack

Bassem Masri was one of several Ferguson demonstrators to die at a relatively young age in recent years.

“Crying Nazi” Christopher Cantwell uses Gab to threaten reporter covering Charlottesville trial

Cantwell has been harassing freelance reporter Molly Conger for a little over a year, she said.

Dorchester Historical Society called out for card that said “we’re dreaming of a white Dorchester”

The holiday card has been replaced, and the organization apologized for its "unfortunate oversight."

Laquan McDonald case: Officers accused of covering up for Jason Van Dyke go to trial

Prosecutors say officers reported false information.

Common’s prison concert tour inspires incarcerated people on their path to rehabilitation

"This is a new story, a new narrative we’re going to tell together. And I believe that each and every one of you is going to write that story for yourself.”

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.

Movement Must-Reads: Local NYC organizers speak out against Amazon deal

Plus, an in-depth feature on female rappers and music industry sexism.

This Brooklyn community activist is determined to get justice for Ann Marie Washington

“If we didn’t put out the call for it to be a hate crime, they wouldn’t even have considered a hate crime investigation."

Transgender woman Aliah Hernandez was brutally beaten and left for dead. Her attacker walked free.

"I’m a human being and I deserve to have justice," Aliah Hernandez said in an interview with 'Mic Dispatch.'

Ben McAdams declares victory over incumbent Mia Love in Utah’s 4th Congressional District

Love became the first black female Republican elected to Congress in 2014.

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.

Women’s March leaders say they’re not stepping down despite calls to do so from critics

"We have a commitment to continue this work because marginalized communities are counting on us."

Amazon’s Long Island City deal surprised local organizers. But they are ready to keep fighting.

“This was a secret deal that was made without any transparency,” a member of the Long Island City Coalition said.

Ilhan Omar is pushing to change headwear ban in the House: “No one puts a scarf on my head but me”

The congresswoman is pushing to eliminate the 181-year ban.

This Week in Sports and Social Justice: Black police leader defends Nike and Colin Kaepernick

A former Dallas Cowboy will become the first known NFL player to marry a man on Sunday. And top high school football players speak out about an epidemic of racist incidents during games in 2018.

Kanye West donates $150,000 to GoFundMe for Jemel Roberson, who was fatally shot by police

Roberson's death has drawn widespread outrage, as the Chicago-area security guard was shot by police while detaining an attempted shooter.

Why Jemel Roberson and other black men with legal guns don’t have political allies

The NRA has declined to condemn police who kill black men wielding guns while other civil rights groups ignore the Second Amendment issue entirely.

Faith leaders demand independent investigation into Jemel Roberson killing: “We want answers”

"We want answers," activists said in a press conference outside the Midlothian, Illinois, police station Friday.

Movement Must-Reads: The Jemel Roberson case, young Georgia voters faced widespread issues at polls

Plus, the stabbing death of Ann Marie Washington should call attention to rising hate crimes.

“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.