April 12, 2018

‘Wyatt Cenac’s Problem Areas’ brings comedy to the national dialogue on police abuse, social justice

In the 10-episode season, Wyatt Cenac will swing between hilariously benign topics and serious social and cultural problems.

April 4, 2018

National Day of Action for Stephon Clark: Protests coincide with memorial events for MLK

Five BLM chapters, including Sacramento, California; Chicago; Los Angeles; Lansing, Michigan; and Greensboro, North Carolina are participating in the day of action for Stephon Clark.
April 4, 2018

50 years after King’s assassination, the symbolism of his death keeps the desire for change alive

The murder of civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. fostered a nationwide urgency for improving race relations. But progress has been slower than hoped, older and younger Americans say.
April 1, 2018

At Stephon Clark rally, families of victims of police violence call for justice and accountability

During a heartfelt rally for Stephon Clark on Saturday, families of victims of police violence in the Sacramento area speak out and call for justice.
March 27, 2018

Civil rights attorney: Stephon Clark’s family should “stay focused” in the fight for justice

Stephon Clark's family initially contacted the law firm of John Burris, as police prepared to release video footage of the young black man's shooting death.
March 23, 2018

BLM protesters delay the Kings game for Stephon Clark. Watch how the team’s owner responded.

“We stand here before you — old, young, black, white, brown — and we are all united in our commitment,” Sacramento Kings owner Vivek Randivé said in a supportive statement to protesters.

March 23, 2018

Racial justice groups are sending thousands of black and brown kids to the March for Our Lives rally

Sponsorship drives across the country are helping nearly 2,000 students of color join Saturday’s anti-gun violence protest in Washington, D.C.
March 22, 2018

Sacramento police release video of Stephon Clark, an unarmed man killed by officers in his backyard

Stephon Clark was not holding a firearm when police in California fatally shot him on Sunday. It turned out to be a cell phone.
March 15, 2018

National Walkout Day detentions highlight concerns about racial bias in police response to protests

At least two black students in Chicago were handcuffed during nationwide walkout demonstrations that some have called historic.
March 13, 2018

For national gun control walkouts, colleges show support unseen during Black Lives Matter protests

Several universities tell Mic they will extend their support for high school student activism beyond the gun control issue.
March 5, 2018

At Oscars, Common and Andra Day perform “Stand Up for Something” with BLM, #MeToo movement leaders

Black Lives Matter, #MeToo, indigenous rights and immigrant rights were among the movements represented during Sunday night's Academy Awards ceremony.

March 1, 2018

This Vermont school is flying the Black Lives Matter flag. Meet the students who made it happen.

Students at Montpelier High School in Vermont raised Black Lives Matter flags in February. Their bravery may be inspiring a new movement in schools.
March 1, 2018

‘Mic’ announces “Black Monuments of New York,” a push to build five statues in the city’s boroughs

The Black Monuments of New York endeavors to erect monuments of black Americans in each of the city's five boroughs.
Feb. 26, 2018

Parkland, school safety and the devastating effects law enforcement can have on black and brown kids

Police involvement in student discipline is at the root of the school-to-prison pipeline.
Feb. 26, 2018

Black Lives Matter cofounder launches biggest survey of the black population “after Reconstruction”

Alicia Garza is launching the Black Futures Lab, an broad effort to build black political power — and its first major undertaking will be a census of black people.
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.

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.
Feb. 5, 2018

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.
Jan. 30, 2018

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.
Jan. 27, 2018

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.
Jan. 17, 2018

Colin Kaepernick says he met his goal of $1 million in donations to social justice organizations

The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback said he will announce gifts of $10,000 each to groups over the next 10 days.

Jan. 17, 2018

Glo Merriweather witnessed a shooting death at a Charlotte protest. Now, they face a felony charge.

Glo Merriweather, an activist in Charlotte, is to face trial over rioting and assault charges after asking why police killed a black man named Keith Lamont Scott.
Dec. 30, 2017

Activist Erica Garner, daughter of Eric Garner, is dead at 27

After the death of her father at the hands of the NYPD, Erica Garner became a prominent, fiery voice of the Black Lives Matter movement, as well as in national and local politics.
Dec. 21, 2017

How Black Lives Matter activists are already gearing up to fight the net neutrality repeal

Public education campaigns, lawsuits, street protests and lobbying Congress will be part of the movement's response to a net neutrality repeal.
Dec. 8, 2017

What to know about the FBI’s “black identity extremists” label and the black community’s response

Will the FBI respond to the black community’s concerns and rescind its controversial counterterrorism assessment?
Nov. 27, 2017

FBI’s “black identity extremists” label is ill-advised, the nation’s largest black police group says

Black law enforcement leaders are asking the FBI to trash its "black identity extremists" counterterrorism assessment.

Nov. 3, 2017

Black Lives Matter receives the Sydney Peace Prize: “This movement is global and has been global.”

Australia's International Prize for Peace is arguably the most prestigious award the movement has received to date.
Oct. 19, 2017

Stop peddling the black-on-black crime myth. These DOJ stats prove it’s not a thing.

Conservatives can stop talking about black-on-black crimes — it's been declining steadily over the last 20 years.
Oct. 17, 2017

Black Lives Matter activist calls “bullshit” on the FBI’s “black identity extremist” label

"We’re not going to allow for the potential elimination of black leadership in this generation,” one BLM activist said on Tuesday.
Oct. 10, 2017

FBI’s hunt for “black identity extremists” echoes civil rights movement-era war on black activists

Black Lives Matter movement activists say they have been concerned about federal surveillance and threats since their movement took root in 2014.