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Written by Leela Sanikop

Actual Facts: Meet The Man Who Started The Illuminati

Hip-Hop artists rap about. There are movies made about it. There have been two centuries of conspiracy theories built around it. But who is actually behind the Illuminati?

Mark Zuckerberg And Joel Kaplan Say Donald Trump Can Lie In Ads As Official Policy

President Donald Trump spent more than $1.5 million on Facebook in the past week, launching a new ad containing information deemed false by Facebook’s own fact-checkers, but that’s OK because Facebook changed its rules last week and now politicians can lie, according to Popular Information.

10 Things To Know About Gary Webb, The Reporter Who Linked The CIA To Crack Cocaine

The series examined the origins of crack cocaine in Los Angeles that devastated vulnerable African American neighborhoods. Webb claimed the Contra rebels in Nicaragua were shipping cocaine into the U.S. Crack was then flooding Compton and South-Central Los Angeles in the mid-80s after being turned into crack. Relatively new at the time, crack was a highly addictive substance sold in rocks that could be smoked.

Protesters In Haiti Escalate Calls For President To Resign

Protestors in Haiti have escalated calls for the president of the impoverished country to resign as the fifth week of protests begin. Twenty people have died in the protests and 200 were injured, according to the Washington Post.

Keeping It 100: Obama’s Real Views On Illegal Immigration

Trump is all immigration talk. But the fact is under the Obama administration, more people were deported in the same about of time in office. According to an Axios report, deportations by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials surpassed 385,000 each year between fiscal 2009 and 2011. That surpasses Trump’s numbers.

Swamp Diversity: 5 Things About Thurgood Marshall’s Relationship With The FBI

Swamp diversity? Talk about strange bedfellows. According to released FBI files, late Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, who spent his career fighting for civil rights, actually had a long-term secret relationship with the FBI. During the 1905s worked, the FBI endlessly and relentlessly surveilled the leaders of the civil rights movement.

Only 15 Percent Of Black Women Support Kamala Harris In New DNC Primary Poll

A recent poll by Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR) revealed only 15 percent of Black women are supporting California Sen. Kamala Harris in her bid for the U.S. presidency, reported Essence. Released Sunday, the poll included 1,068 Black women of various ages, economic and educational backgrounds.

Malia Obama Secret Facebook Account Shows How Much She Hates Trump. Twitter Users Say Leave Her The Hell Alone

Twitter users responded angrily when London tabloid Daily Mail exposed what it says is a secret Facebook account that “appears to have been used by Malia in her last year at high school and in her gap year.”

Conspiracy Theorist Jim Bakker: If Trump Loses In 2020, Christians Will Die One After Another

Infamous televangelist Jim Bakker recently predicted that if Trump fails to win the 2020 election and stay in office, Christians will be slaughtered. It’s a vision he claims he says years ago.

A Dead Man Just Revealed The Trump Administration’s Plans To Rig Elections For White Republicans

A longtime Republican operative urged Trump administration officials to add a question to the 2020 census form that hasn’t been asked since the Jim Crow era, knowing full well that including this question “would clearly be a disadvantage to the Democrats” and “advantageous to Republicans and Non-Hispanic Whites,” according to a document filed in federal court on Thursday.

Trump Engaged In Tax Fraud In The ’90s, New York Times Reports

In all, according to the Times article, the president’s parents, Fred and Mary Trump, transferred more than $1 billion in wealth to their children while paying taxes of $52.2 million, or about 5 percent, tax records revealed.

Fox News, MAGA Media Warn Of Bloodshed If Democrats Win In 2020

Right-wing media commentators are spraying warnings about pending violence if it looks like Donald Trump won’t be re-elected in 2020.

Alyssa Milano Says She Thought America Had Moved Beyond Race Because Obama Was Elected

Despite being highly successful, educated and outspoken, Alyssa Milano seems to have spent much of her life under a rock – or maybe in her own little imaginary country. Last week the actress and activist tweeted “I don’t recognize my country anymore,” along with a link to a story about a planned Klu Klux Klan rally in Dayton, Ohio, Yahoo reported.

A Tesla Police Vehicle Ran Out Of Power During A Car Chase In California

A Tesla police patrol vehicle almost ran out of power during a pursuit in San Francisco but the area police department said it still has faith in a pilot program using electric patrol cars.

Botham Jean’s Brother Hugs ‘Devil In The Blue Dress’ And Mother Bangs Against Dallas Police Corruption

Before former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger was led off to prison for murdering Botham Jean in his apartment, the victim’s brother hugged her and told her, “I love you like anyone else.” Twitter went nuts.

Lebron James Refuses To Bang For The CIA, Joshua Wong, And White Patriots On The Hong Kong Issue

LeBron James said Monday that he believes Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey “wasn’t educated” and failed to consider the consequences when tweeting support for anti-government protesters in Hong Kong.

Glenn Loury Asks: Why Are Democrats Defending Al Sharpton?

When Al Sharpton was recently attacked verbally by President Trump, Democratic candidates for president rushed to stand up for the New York City reverend.

Opinion: We Can’t Trust Police To Protect Us From Racist Violence. They Contribute To It

Some U.S. law enforcement officers have been found supporting, protecting or being members of white supremacist groups.

Why Did Turkey Rename A U.S. Embassy Street ‘Malcolm X Avenue’?

Turkey is renaming the Ankara street leading to a new U.S. Embassy “Malcolm X Avenue” after the U.S. civil rights leader who was assassinated in 1965. It won’t be the first time the country’s government used symbolism to make a political statement.

Opinion: Black Poverty Is Rooted In Real-Estate Exploitation

Why does it seem many Black communities are stuck in cycles of poverty? According to a new study, the reason lies in how the dream of homeownership was converted into a poverty trap.