Shani Saxon-Parrish

The Movement for Black Lives Is Urging You to #ReclaimMLK This Weekend

The collective of activists is holding protests, community meetings, teach-ins and direct actions across the country with the goal of restoring the radical legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

You Really Need to Watch ‘The Movement’

Activist, writer and Mic editor Darnell L. Moore hosts this important new web series about unexpected and inspirational survival stories from around the country.

U.S. Supreme Court: Florida Death Penalty Sentencing is Unconstitutional

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday, January 12, that a Florida death row inmate’s sentencing was unconstitutional. The issue is that, although a jury recommended the death penalty for Timothy Lee Hurst, the judge in the case held a separate hearing and determined there were sufficient aggravating circumstances to impose the death penalty, CNN reports.

State of the Union: 7 Key Moments From Obama’s Grand Finale

An optimistic POTUS focused on his own acheivements, a changing economy and the role he thinks America should play on the global stage.  

Dem Presidential Hopefuls Talked White Privilege, Deportation, Diversity at Iowa Forum

Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley answered pointed race questions from Fusion at the oldest people-of-color focused presidential debate in the country. 

Feds Charge Alabama Auto Factory With Threatening Workers Over Union Organizing

Lear Corp. is accused of intimidating employees who were demanding higher pay, safer work conditions and a union with United Auto Workers.

Nas: Technology is the 'New Thing for Hustlers in the Hood'

The Queensbridge rapper and tech investor says Silicon Valley needs more people of color to make and own products.

First Lady to Host Syrian Refugee at State of the Union Address

Syrian scientist and widower Refaai Hamo and more than 20 other special guests will have a place of honor at President Obama’s final SOTU.

White Supremacist Group That Inspired Charleston Shooter Backs Trump

Spokesman for the Council of Conservative Citizens spreads hate in Iowa robocalls supporting the Republican candidate.

Mexican Drug Lord and Hollywood Wannabe El Chapo Meets With Sean Penn and Gets Caught

The notorious drug boss, who escaped from prison twice, is being held in a maxium-security prison in Mexico while the country pursues his extradition to its drug-war partner, the United States.