Deep Black Secrets: Trillions Spent by Shadow Government on Covert Programs

Deep Black Secrets: Trillions Spent by Shadow Government on Covert Programs

In 2013, former NSA contractor Edward Snowden provided us with evidence of the existence of massive theft of taxpayer dollars used in top secret, need-to-know intelligence programs. Only a few individuals are aware of where the money is going and what it is used for. In 2013 alone, a remarkable 52.6 billion dollars was used […]

The Hidden Predispostion Black Nationalist Girls’ Biased Activism

The Hidden Predispostion Black Nationalist Girls’ Biased Activism

In times of great injustice, independent media is crucial to fighting back against misinformation. Support grassroots journalism: Make a donation to Truthout. Black History Month is an opportunity to reflect on the historical contributions of black people in the United States. Too often, however, this history focuses on black men, sidelining black women and diminishing their […]

Black Lives Movement Pioneer Has a Story to Tell

Black Lives Movement Pioneer Has a Story to Tell

For most of us, the Black Lives Matter movement began in 2015, after the death of Michael Brown Jr. at the hands of a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer. But for Patrisse Khan-Cullors, one of three black women credited with launching the hashtag and leading the movement to follow, BLM’s origins go back much further. Maybe […]

Best of 2017: LIGO and Virgo observatories jointly detect black hole collision

Best of 2017: LIGO and Virgo observatories jointly detect black hole collision

Top Story In August, detectors on two continents recorded gravitational wave signals from a pair of black holes colliding. This discovery, announced today, is the first observation of gravitational waves by three different detectors, marking a new era of greater insight and improved localization of cosmic events now available through globally networked gravitational-wave observatories. The […]

‘Restore Houses of Parliament or risk another Grenfell disaster,’ warns Black Rod

‘Restore Houses of Parliament or risk another Grenfell disaster,’ warns Black Rod

The Houses of Parliament are at risk of a Grenfell-style “inferno” if they are not refurbished immediately. That’s according to the House of Lords’ ceremonial guard, Black Rod. The outgoing House of Lords official, David Leakey, warned the chambers require urgent restoring if a disaster like the Grenfell fire, which killed 71 residents in June, […]

No One Is Talking About the Drug Crisis Killing Black People

As the number of deaths from drug overdoses continues to skyrocket, attention from the White House, state legislatures, and the media is focused on opioids and the white men driving the crisis. But according to a study published last week in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine, African Americans are facing their own overdose death epidemic, fueled by cocaine.  […]

British Airways’ franchisee in South Africa throws off two black passengers

British Airways’ franchisee in South Africa throws off two black passengers

IN THE latest—and possibly most alarming—in a recent string of allegations of racism against airlines, two black musicians claim they were downgraded from business class on a British Airways-branded flight in South Africa to make room for a white woman. Thabo Mabogwane and Bongani Mohosana, a South African musical duo known as Black Motion, purchased […]

Walking While Black

Walking While Black

This story originally appeared on ProPublica and was co-published with the Florida Times-Union. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office issues hundreds of pedestrian citations a year, drawing on an array of 28 separate statutes governing how people get around on foot in Florida’s most populous city. There is, of course, the straightforward jaywalking statute, barring people from […]