The First Baptist Church was formed in 1776 by free and enslaved Black people.
Are red ants and black ants peaceful if placed in the same enclosure, but start fighting when an outside force shakes them? No, that's not true: There are thousands of species of red ants and black ants, not just one per color. There is n
Thousands have scaled the mountain over history, but only a very small number of them have been Black.
A former Louisiana State Police trooper has been charged with a civil rights violation for pummeling a Black motorist 18 times with a flashlight — the first criminal case to emerge from federal investigations into troopers' beatings of at least three
Melvin Van Peebles, the groundbreaking playwright, musician and movie director whose work ushered in the “Blaxploitation” wave of the 1970s and influenced filmmakers long after, has died. He was 89.
It will be the first operatic performance in the house since the pandemic shutdown 18 months ago.
A black apron signifies achievement.
Did cameras shut off or go black during a President Joe Biden press conference when he was asked about a "hit list" of people in Afghanistan? No, that's not true: The cameras did not shut off during Biden's press conference. He was not as
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam granted posthumous pardons to seven Black men who were executed in 1951 for the rape of a white woman.
On August 30 2021, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) tweeted a video that purportedly showed members of the Taliban hanging an interpreter from a Blackhawk helicopter in Afghanistan: This horrifying image encapsulates Joe Biden's Afghanistan catastrophe:
This person is hanging from a harness, not a neck.
The majority of United States residents who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 are white, according to available state data and survey research. That contradicts Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s claim that, “in most states,” Black
The rumors of the bus go round and round.
Is it true the Taliban are now in possession of more Black Hawk helicopters than 166 other nations around the globe? Yes, but context partially changes the meaning of that. For instance, images of Taliban insurgents standing near Black Ha
The “Black Widow” star and executive producer said her contract guaranteed an exclusive theatrical release.
Did a team of all-Black, all-female chess champions get snubbed by mainstream media? No, that's not true: the middle-school-aged team, which competed in 2016, was recognized by both local and national media outlets. The claim appeared in
A post on Facebook, shared thousands of times, attributes an analogy about red and black ants in a jar to broadcaster Sir David Attenborough. “If you collect 100 black ants and 100 fire ants and put them in a glass jar, nothing will happen.
Was the first slave owner in America a Black man? No, that's not true: Anthony Johnson, an Angolan who was an indentured servant in the Virginia colony starting in 1621, did gain the recognized right to own property, including slaves, aft
Maj. Fannie Griffin McClendon and her Army colleagues never dwelled on being the only Black battalion of women to serve in Europe during World War II.
In February and May 2021, Facebook users shared a photograph of Albert Einstein along with a quote — “The separation of races is not a disease of colored people but a disease of white people. I do not intend to be quiet about it”: Not
Even with an option to watch “Black Widow” at home, audiences went to the movie theater in pandemic record numbers this weekend to catch the first Marvel movie released in two years.
Jack Johnson’s victory, in the manliest of sports, contradicted claims of racial supremacy by whites and demonstrated that Blacks were no longer willing to acquiesce to white dominance.
For the first time, astronomers have witnessed a black hole swallowing a neutron star, the most dense object in the universe — all in a split-second gulp.
After fighting wars abroad, Black former servicemen faced segregation, violence, and discrimination at home.
On June 18 2021, a commenter shared a Twitter screenshot to an education-related Facebook post about one of the provisions of the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944, popularly known as the GI Bill: Teaching students that WWII vets were give
Viral social media posts claim to show Vice President Kamala Harris and a number of senators celebrating Juneteenth while being served by black servants. punkrocklibertariansA post shared by @punkrocklibertariansThe dinner was not, in fact, a cele
Did Vice President Kamala Harris host a private dinner at her residence that excluded Black leaders without explanation? No, that's not true: although the dinner that Harris hosted on June 15, 2021 was attended almost exclusively by non-B
Police believe the bear was rummaging for food and that the bear is responsible for damaging other vehicles.
“It’s great, but it’s not enough,” said Gwen Grant, president and CEO of the Urban League of Kansas City.
Private messaging apps like WhatsApp have always presented challenges for fact-checkers. Unlike Facebook and Twitter, where fact-checkers can use third-party software to track the virality of misinformation tropes, WhatsApp’s end-to-end encryption ke
This ant quote gets shared one by one hoorah? Hoorah?
While there have been some local gatherings and small protests decrying Lindani Myeni's death, it hasn't inspired the passionate outrage seen elsewhere.
Old and unrelated images are circulated with a false narrative that the New Zealand PM supports farmers 'Black day' protests in India.
Did formerly enslaved Black people start Memorial Day in the U.S.? Evidence suggests that they may have: A celebration on May 1, 1865, is considered one of the first mass memorializations of fallen soldiers in the country. The celebration
The NFL has pledged to halt the use of “race-norming” — which assumed Black players started out with lower cognitive function — in the $1 billion settlement of brain injury claims.
On June 1 and 2 2021, a number of the usual disinformation purveyors claimed that United States President Joe Biden said Black entrepreneurs “don’t have lawyers and accounts like white business owners” in what appeared to be an inau
Steaming therapy uses to soothe and relieve cold symptoms. Studies on oversteaming can cause black fungus in COVID-19 patients are in progress.
Bijender, a former Congress member, was arrested after police discovered 50 oxygen cylinders at his home and charged him for illegally selling them.
The Washington state attorney general has charged two Tacoma police officers with murder and another with manslaughter in the death of Manuel Ellis, a Black man who died after repeatedly telling them he couldn’t breathe as he was being restrained.
Do "USA crime statistics" for 2015 show the correct percentages for Blacks and Whites killing each other, and for police killings of both races? No, that's not true. A meme that claims to show the percentage of killings of Black and White