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Feb. 17, 2018

Jury awards Korryn Gaines’ family $36 million in wrongful death lawsuit over 2016 police shooting

The jurors awarded more than $36 million to Korryn Gaines' family, with the bulk of the money going Gaines' son and daughter.

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.

How ‘Black Panther’ and its crowdfunding efforts perfectly emulate the film’s message

It's not often that a movie's message is a self-fulfilling prophecy.

NYPD officer who fatally shot Deborah Danner is found not guilty of all charges

After a two-week bench trial, Justice Robert A. Neary of the state Supreme Court ruled that prosecutors had not proven NYPD Sgt. Hugh Barry was unjustified when he shot and killed Deborah Danner.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln students fear alt-right activist on campus is a ticking time bomb

The university announced it would not expel Daniel Kleve after a video of him promoting violence was leaked.
Feb. 13, 2018

Applebee’s fires employees involved in viral racist incident at Missouri restaurant

"We do not tolerate racism, bigotry or harassment of any nature," an Applebee's spokesperson said in an emailed statement.

Transgender woman Celine Walker fatally shot in Jacksonville, Florida

Local media and officials repeatedly misgendered Walker.

The Poor People’s Campaign begins anew on the 50th anniversary of Memphis sanitation workers’ strike

The Poor People’s Campaign — an effort pioneered by Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. before his assassination — is being revived with the goal of ending poverty as a matter of morality.

18 black athletes and their inspiring 2018 Winter Olympics stories

Black excellence will be hitting the slopes and ice rinks of South Korea.

Transgender woman Tonya Harvey fatally shot in Buffalo, New York

Harvey is at least the third transgender woman killed in the U.S. in 2018.
Feb. 7, 2018

Black Lives Matter activist Muhiyidin Moye dies after New Orleans shooting, family says

The Charleston, South Carolina, activist had gained national notoriety for taking a running leap to snatch down a Confederate battle flag during a white nationalist protest, in February 2017.

Philadelphia Eagles players are already refusing to visit Donald Trump’s White House

This marks the second consecutive year in which members of Super Bowl-winning teams have refused to be honored by President Donald Trump.

After Super Bowl protests, Black Lives Matter supporters turn their focus to schools

The week of action comes on the heels of Black Lives Matter protests at the Super Bowl in Minneapolis.

Users erect monuments to heroes like Colin Kaepernick with Mic’s Black Monuments Project lenses

Users across the country are using Mic's Snapchat lenses to erect digital monuments of Colin Kaepernick and Anita Hill.

Google’s 3-D installation offers a glimpse at the future of black history artifacts

Bringing black past into the future
Feb. 1, 2018

Black Monuments Project: Here’s how to use Colin Kaepernick, Michelle Obama statues on Snapchat

All you need to know to build a monument to a black American hero.

For Trump’s first State of the Union, Black Lives Matter and “resistance” leaders stage clapbacks

Maxine Waters, Black Lives Matter movement activists and #MeToo voices are among those planning response's to Donald Trump's first State of the Union address.

Black immigrants with temporary protected status seek options to delay Trump era deportations

There are a handful of options available to Haitian nationals who have just 18 months left of legal residency in the United States.

The black unemployment rate is at a historic low — but the fight to end racism in hiring isn’t over

The president's recent tweets about record-low black unemployment ignores other startling racial disparities.

Kendrick Sampson: “People in high office are putting polluters and profit ahead of people.”

The actor speaks up for the most vulnerable communities that are disproportionately harmed by environmental hazards.