A report from the Tech Transparency Group alleges that X, formerly Twitter, granted verified premium accounts to 28 groups and individuals sanctioned by the United States for terrorism and other crimes.


Last week social media found themselves laughing to keep from crying when World War III began trending after Donald “Duuuhh” Trump unexpectedly assassinated revered Iran general Qasem Soleimani.


In the wake of news that a top-secret operation took out a top Iranian official, Iran has vowed to strike back at the United States which has sparked a World War III trending topic. While Iran’s threat should be taken seriously, many on Black Twitter have been cracking jokes in the face of impending doom.

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Officials in Iran has announced the release of two U.S. Navy patrol boats and the crew members after initially accusing the sailors of trespassing in Iranian waters. The 10 crew members were released unharmed and found themselves in their predicament because of a mechanical issue with one of the boats.

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President Barack Obama had stern words for GOP members of the U.S. Senate after that group sent a letter to Iran’s leaders regarding the potential scrapping of a nuclear deal. Mr. Obama ripped the action in a political fashion while Vice President Joe Biden used more pointed language.

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A 26-year-old woman was hanged in a Tehran prison Saturday (Oct. 25) morning for stabbing a man she alleged was trying to sexually abuse her. Reyhaneh Jabbari was sentenced to death for the murder of Morteza Abdolali Sarbandi, in 2009.


Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is being sought after in Iranian court after a judge has determined that Instagram and Whatsapp (both of which fall underneath Facebook’s mighty umbrella ownership) is violating user’s privacy rights.


In the capital city of Baghdad in Iraq, a series of car explosions alleged to be part of a coordinated attack killed a total of 54 people while injuring over 100 others on Monday (Sept. 30). Although no group has taken credit for the bombings, tensions between Sunni Muslim militants and Shiites have been growing.


Although outsiders view Iran as a nation driven by strict religious rule, a photographer offered a little-known view inside the lives of Iranians via a series of stunning pictures. With sweeping hillsides, mountain abodes, and images of a thriving youth community, it appears the conservative values that have defined Iran are shifting rapidly as well.

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The CIA has been trying to buy its influence over the Aghan government by  secretly funneling tens of millions of dollars to President Hamid Karzai several times over the last decade. According to the New York Times, the cash payments have  been delivered to the president since the start of the war in Afghanistan.


Malcolm Shabazz, grandson of Malcolm X (El Hajj Malik El-Shabazz), was reportedly arrested by the FBI today. The son of the late Civil Rights activist’s second daughter, Qubilah Shabazz, was en route to Iran when he was taken into custody. 

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In the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, the country has an oppressive hold on its female population. Silenced by a society that would rather the women be submissive and quiet, a young woman has taken a bold step to find expression via music and in turn, becomes the first female Hip-Hop artist of her homeland. Sosan Firooz, […]