Fact-Checks / November 23, 2022 Did Nigeria Really Ban Models From Ads?

By: Zsana Hoskins News has been circulating around social media about Nigeria banning white models from their advertisements and voice-overs. This has been confirmed by the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture via Twitter. However, the ban is for all foreign models, not just white models. According to The Advertising Regulatory Council of Nigeria, the...

Fact-Checks / November 1, 2022 Tommy Hilfiger’s Racist Remarks on the Oprah Show

By: Jaylen Carr “Polo, [expletive] that Hilfiger” the late, great Chad Butler, also known as a co-star of the legendary Southern rap duo, UGK’s, Pimp C exclaimed in the opening lines of group mate, Bun B’s 2005 single Get Throwed. That iconic line stemmed from a long-standing claim against the Tommy Hilfiger brand’s namesake that...

Fact-Checks / November 1, 2022 Is Instagram’s Precise Location a New Feature That Publicly Shares Users’ Location?

By: Messiah Williams An Instagram post has been circulating the internet claiming that the new Instagram update allows other users to “find your exact location” through this feature called “Precise Location.”  This meme also says that this feature “is being used by individuals to target people to commit crimes including theft, stalking, etc.” This meme...

Fact-Checks / November 1, 2022 Wait, Brooms Can ‘Stand’ Any Day of the Week?

By: JoyLynn Keeton Photo Courtesy of USAtoday.com In February of 2020, people across the world took brooms from their closets and made them ‘stand’ straight up. It was proclaimed via Twitter user @mikaiylaaaaa that NASA said that February 10, 2020, was the only day the brooms could do this. In typical viral etiquette, people began...

Fact-Checks / November 1, 2022 UK Based Outlets Remember the late Queen as a “Benevolent collaborator with Africa”

By: Trevonae Williams Late Queen Elizabeth Photo Courtesy of britannica.com On Thursday, Sep. 10,  the unthinkable happened – Queen Elizabeth II, the second-longest reigning monarch in history – passed away at Balmoral Castle, aged 96. Despite her age, the long-standing queen’s passing forced the world to stop momentarily, as communities worldwide paused to mourn, or...

Fact-Checks / November 1, 2022 Vaccine Are Not Linked to Autism

By: Elijah Kirksey Man receiving a vaccine shot. Photo Courtesy of GWPAF. As the coronavirus has persisted for over 2 years now, vaccines have become more prevalent. While many people are eager to get the jab, others are hesitant. Some of this hesitancy may  stem from misinformation regarding the impact that vaccines have on our...

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Are Black Entrepreneurs Being Locked Out of the Burgeoning Marijuana Business?
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Are Black Entrepreneurs Being Locked Out of the Burgeoning Marijuana Business?

By Niaja Smith WASHINGTON –The market for marijuana is booming. Seven states and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana for recreational use. An additional 22 states have made medical use of marijuana lawful. Along with buying marijuana to smoke, customers can now get cannabis-infused candy, cookies, brownies, sodas and cuisine prepared by specialized marijuana…

As the Floodwaters Rose, So Did Some Retailers’ Prices
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As the Floodwaters Rose, So Did Some Retailers’ Prices

After nearly every major disaster, there are reports of businesses taking advantage of desperate and dazed consumers, jacking prices up by two or three times the normal cost for the basics. This year was no different. In the wake of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and, most recently, Maria, thousands of complaints of price gouging followed. Soon…

Is It Time to Put Down Soul Food?
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Is It Time to Put Down Soul Food?

By Tyler Brady WASHINGTON — As we enjoy the holiday season, Americans will be involved in two of their favorite seasonal activities– shopping and eating. It is the time to dine on many of those dishes primarily reserved for this time of the year, and for black Americans, it is a chance to indulge in…

What Were Those Green Berets Doing in Niger?
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What Were Those Green Berets Doing in Niger?

  By Kiana Kisino After four American troops were killed in Niger this month, President Donald Trump faced backlash for telling the widow of one of the soldiers that her husband “knew what he signed up for.” Since then, questions have been raised about the U.S. presence in Niger. • Why are U.S. troops even…

What You Should Know About the Iran Nuclear Deal
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What You Should Know About the Iran Nuclear Deal

By Niaja Smith WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is threatening to pull the United States out of the historic deal that it and more than two dozen other countries negotiated under former President Barack Obama to halt Iran’s efforts to build nuclear weapons. Speaking to the United Nations this week, Trump called the agreement “an…

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