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
The Taking the Initiative Party said Johnson, who played a leading role in Black Lives Matter protests last year, was shot in the head on Sunday.
At that time, Black people were denied the right to swim in the same pools as white people in different parts of the U.S.
On May 21 2021, an item on right-wing disinformation purveyor Dan Bongino’s blog (“Study: Tech Companies That Made Black Lives Matter Pledges Have 20% Fewer Black Employees”) appeared on Trendolizer.com’s list of the day’
On May 19 2021, Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) tweeted that Fox News had reported a story with the headline, “Black Lives Matter says it stands with Hamas,” which the network later quietly retracted: Fox News published a false headline, attem
A fungal complication is being seen in patients recovering or recovered from COVID-19.
The NFL has insisted on using a scoring algorithm on the dementia testing that assumes Black men start with lower cognitive skills.
Cases of mucormycosis induced after COVID-19 recovery have increased in Delhi and other Indian places in May 2021.
In May 2021, Democratic Rep. Ro Khanna cited race as the decisive factor in the vastly different punishments given to Crystal Mason and Bruce Bartman.
https://factcheck.thedispatch.com/p/fact-checking-black-lives-matters The Black Lives Matter Global Net
As India faces a devastating surge of new coronavirus infections overwhelming its health care system, people are taking desperate measures to try to keep loved ones alive.
Black was originally charged with rape, but accepted a deal and pleaded guilty to first-degree assault at the Florence County courthouse.
The Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation released a statement on April 23 in response to the death of Ma’Khia Bryant. The website states: “Ma’Khia Bryant called the police for help. Columbus police officer Nicholas Reardon sho
The account was the first description of the shooting of Andrew Brown Jr., who was killed by deputies serving drug-related search and arrest warrants.
Judith Love Cohen was a tenacious engineer. This fact check is just a tribute.
Remdesivir vials were being sold for more than their official price of ₹899 in Bhopal, Jabalpur, Pune, and Mumbai.