6 U.S. destinations perfect for a March getaway

Who says only students can take spring vacations?

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.”

Obama visits a food bank, Trump goes to Mar-a-Lago: Here’s how politicians are spending Thanksgiving

Barack Obama surprises a food bank and President Donald Trump golfs.

The killing of Dr. Tamara O’Neal reflects the alarming stats about black women and domestic violence

Black women are 2 1/2 times more likely to be murdered by men than their white counterparts.

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.

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.

“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.

Chance the Rapper announces his endorsement for mayor of Chicago

The rapper endorsed Amara Enyia in an announcement on Tuesday.

Kanye West talks Chicago with Trump, who has long used the city as an example of “American carnage”

West will meet with Trump a day after the president called for a controversial "stop-and-frisk" policy to be implemented to curb violence in Chicago.

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.

An architectural excursion across Chicago

The City That Works is filled with eye-catching destinations that are imbued with history.

Two black transgender women — Vontashia Bell and Dejanay Stanton — were killed the same day

Vontashia Bell and Dejanay Stanton were both killed Thursday.

The environmental impact of the Trump Tower: How green is the president’s New York home?

Luxury buildings aren't great for the environment, but New York's Trump Tower is particularly terrible.

‘Mic Dispatch’ episode 12: Exploring 3D-printed guns; inside the world of incels

In this edition of 'Mic Dispatch,' we meet John, who 3D-prints gun parts in his basement as a hobby, and Jack Peterson, who used to be a de facto representative for involuntary celibates.

Cities sue the Trump administration for undermining Obamacare

States allege Trump's repeated attacks on the Affordable Care Act violate his constitutional duty to "faithfully execute" the law.

Best Places To Travel: Where Carla Hall eats (and eats some more) in Chicago

'The Chew' co-host returns to Chicago often, and it's for the food. Her top hits include spicy lamb noodles from a Korean BBQ spot and one of the seven burger options served at a River West pub.


‘Mic Dispatch’ episode 2: The injectable estrogen shortage and a Chicago dance crew changing lives

In the latest episode of 'Mic Dispatch,' we discuss the injectable estrogen shortage and head to Chicago to talk to black youth who are staying off the streets through dance.

‘Mic Dispatch’ episode 2: The estrogen shortage; Chicago footwork dancers (Full transcript)

In the latest episode of 'Mic Dispatch,' we discuss the injectable estrogen shortage and head to Chicago to talk to black youth that are staying off the streets through dance.

The Era is using dance to save Chicago’s black youth from violence

The Era Footwork Crew is avoiding gang violence by bringing dance to the streets.

Protesters and police clash in Chicago following shooting of black man

The violent protest broke out when a man was shot after being confronted by police.

Jemele Hill, Candace Owens and the silly myth that black people don’t care about black gun violence

Conservatives keep saying black people don't care about so-called black-on-black crime, but it's a lie.

Dyke marches show that pride is about more than rainbows, parades and white gay men

These marches — which are often held the same weekend as big Pride marches in several cities — boast community, inclusivity and unapologetic joy.

Movement Must-Reads: #AbolishICE, #WeWalkForHer and a summer of peace in Chicago

Plus, a devastating report from Reveal on the horrific conditions in many of the shelters used to house migrant children.

13-year-old Aziya Roberts organizes #WeWalkForHer march for missing black girls in Chicago

"We got to start using our voices to be heard," said Aziya Roberts.

Chicago residents, Parkland students join forces in Summer of Peace march against gun violence

Chance the Rapper and Jennifer Hudson led the participants through the South Side of Chicago.

Mic Daily: Maine keeps ranked-choice voting, Trump may erect tent cities for migrant kids and more

Every day, 'Mic' brings you important stories from around the world that fuel conversation.

Conservatives keep urging Trump to send troops into Chicago. Experts say it’s a bad idea.

Popular conservative pundits have raised the idea in recent weeks, even though Chicago's gun violence has dropped dramatically from previous years.

The James Beard Awards might be getting more diverse, but these graphs show there’s a long way to go

To figure out if the awards are getting more inclusive, we looked at the gender and race breakdown for every chef nominated for best chef and outstanding chef.

These black teens are demanding that Chicago invest in schools instead of police with #NoCopAcademy

Rahm Emanuel's administration has proposed to build a $95 million police training academy — while the school board has voted to close four predominantly black high schools.

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.