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A judge pick who won't back landmark Brown case is unacceptable

<b>(CNN) —</b> The US Supreme Court's unanimous 1954 decision in Brown v. Board of Education was a watershed moment in the fight for racial justice. The ruling not only banned segregation in our schools, but it also redefined equality in the eyes of the law, setting the stage for racial integration in all …

Brown v. Board of Education

Cafe shut down after protesters enter, chanting 'Starbucks coffee is anti-black!'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Anger over two black men being perp-walked out of a Philadelphia Starbucks continued to simmer Monday, with protests that briefly shut the location down, a sit-in and critical comments from African-American leaders.<p>During the early demonstration that forced the store to close, protesters …

Justice

The biggest Black Lives Matter page on Facebook is fake

For at least a year, the biggest page on Facebook purporting to be part of the Black Lives Matter movement was a scam with ties to a middle-aged white man in Australia, a review of the page and associated accounts and websites conducted by CNN shows.<p>The page, titled simply "Black Lives Matter," had …

Internet

America’s Federally Financed Ghettos

Ben Carson, the secretary of housing and urban development, showed utter contempt for his agency’s core mission last month when he proposed deleting the phrase “free from discrimination” from the HUD mission statement. Yet Mr. Carson is not the first housing secretary to betray the landmark Fair …

Housing

Dr. King Said Segregation Harms Us All. Environmental Research Shows He Was Right.

A half-century ago, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was killed in Memphis on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel. To get to the site, which is now the National Civil Rights Museum, you can cross through neighborhoods that are as much as 97 percent black or as much as 93 percent white.<p>Dr. King …

Pollution

The Bomber Is Dead, but Fear of Racist Attacks Lives On

Austin, Tex. — Were the Austin bombings racially motivated? The suspect is dead, and we may never know for sure. Whatever the investigation yields, the bombings will forever feel like terror to the city’s longstanding African-American and Latino residents. They are reminded once again that the …

Black History
Donald Trump

Bells across the nation toll 39 times to honor Martin Luther King Jr.

<b>(CNN) —</b> Crowds grew silent Wednesday evening as bells rang out 39 times in Atlanta and Memphis, Tennessee, to mark the age of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. at the time of his assassination.<p>Cities across the United States honored King with ceremonies and performances, as well as reflections on …

Black History

The Fight for $15 takes on the 'Jim Crow economy'

<b>(CNN) —</b> The schoolchildren who faced water hoses and police dogs in Birmingham gave the civil rights movement one of its most iconic victories. But a new generation of activists has arisen in the city with another message:<p>The "for colored only" signs may be gone, but the "Jim Crow economy" …

Rights & Freedoms

She was Canada's Rosa Parks. Now she's the first black person to appear on its currency

<b>(CNN) —</b> Almost a decade before Rosa Parks sparked the civil rights movement in the US, a woman in Nova Scotia kicked off Canada's with a similar act of defiance at a segregated movie theater.<p>And this month, that woman, Viola Desmond, became the first black person to appear on Canadian currency. …

Canada

They're marching through the same streets as Martin Luther King Jr. did -- hoping for similar change

<b>(CNN) —</b> The students who marched through the streets of Washington on Saturday and cried out for gun reforms are making history. They are following in the footsteps of the '60s civil rights movement, one of the teen protesters said.<p>"The civil rights movement was started by teenagers," said Tanzil …

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Winnie Mandela, South African anti-apartheid crusader, dies at 81

<b>(CNN) —</b> Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, the South African anti-apartheid campaigner and former wife of the late President Nelson Mandela, has died at age 81.<p>The family said in a statement that she passed away at the Netcare Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa after a long illness, for which …

South Africa

This new lynching memorial rewrites American history

<b>(CNN) —</b> One of my first thoughts when I arrived in Montgomery, Alabama, and encountered the spring heat was this: How did enslaved men, women and children endure day after day?<p>It was an odd thought, given that I'm a Southerner, and heat, certainly not spring heat, wouldn't ordinarily be …

Black History

America made a promise in 1968. It's time to keep it

<b>(CNN) —</b> On the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act this week, the landmark law's promises to dismantle housing segregation remain unfulfilled and, worse, are under attack by the Trump administration, which has showcased repeatedly its hostility toward opening up housing opportunities for …

Housing

Extensive Data Shows Punishing Reach of Racism for Black Boys

A study of 20 million children shows the fragility of the American Dream.

Racism

Bermuda Triangle: Ship Reappears 90 Years After Going Missing

<b>Havana| The Cuban Coast Guard announced this morning, that they had intercepted an unmanned ship heading for the island, which is presumed to be the</b> …

THE BERMUDA TRIANGLE AND SPACE-TIME WARPS

What is Time? Is Time merely our concept for the span in which events unfold, or is Time a part of the Universe, an integral force that, like a …

Black Holes and the Bermuda Triangle 28-31

<i>How’s that for an unlikely association? Yet something I read recently got me wondering. Science is learning some fantastical things about our oceans,</i> …

Electronic Fog - A Hutchison Effect?

Electronic Fog<br>Hutchison Effect in Bermuda Triangle?<p>One of the explanations of Bermuda Triangle disappearances is based on electronic fog - something …

Is there a crystal pyramid below the Bermuda Triangle? Conspiracy theorists say the structure exists - and it could explain why planes go missing

• <b>Theory has re-emerged saying a pyramid is 2,000m below the surface</b>• <b><br>A 'scientist' is claimed to have the exact coordinates of the pyramid</b>• <b><br>But said</b> …

Has Bermuda Triangle mystery REALLY been solved? Eerie vids 'prove ALIENS are to blame'

Scientists suggested last month they had finally come up with an explanation for why various ships and aircrafts have vanished in the deadly triangle …

FACT CHECK: Crystal Pyramid in the Bermuda Triangle

CLAIM<p>Scientists found a crystal pyramid on the ocean's floor beneath the Bermuda Triangle.<p>RATING<p>FALSE<p>ORIGIN<p>Tales about the Bermuda Triangle (also …

Should You Really Avoid the Bermuda Triangle?

As a kid, I reveled in the mysteries of the Bermuda Triangle, pouring over literature that told of ghost ships, of planes disappearing forever, of …

Physicist debunks key Bermuda Triangle theory

A British scientist claims to have disproven one of the many theories that surround the Bermuda Triangle and its mysterious ship-sinking tendencies.<p>For decades, sailors have been terrified of the infamous area, where ships and aircrafts have been known to simply vanish.<p>Some have gone as far as to …

Paranormal

Scientists suggest new theory behind the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle

The mystery of the Bermuda Triangle may finally have been solved by a group of satellite meteorologists.<p>For decades, a series of disappearances …

Bermuda Triangle - The Skeptic's Dictionary

From Abracadabra to Zombies | View All<p>Bermuda (or "Devil's") Triangle<p>The Bermuda Triangle (a.k.a. the Devil's Triangle) is a triangular area in the …

West Indies

The Bermuda Triangle and the Devil's Sea

Skeptoid Podcast #337<br>November 20, 2012<br>Podcast transcript<br>Also available in Russian | French<p>Today we're going to hit the high seas, and venture into a …

Skepticism