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Trump mulls pardon of KO boxing legend Jack Johnson – but who was he?

By ethan / April 22, 2018

US President Donald Trump may overturn a century-old conviction which saw the first African American heavyweight boxing champion of the world locked up on a racially-motivated charge. At 6ft (1.82 meters) in height and weighing over 200 pounds (91 kg), Jack Johnson, known as the Galveston Giant, pummeled his way past Jim Crow-era barriers to […]

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‘Maybe things will work out, maybe not’: Trump hedges bets on N. Korea

By ethan / April 22, 2018

Ahead of sit-down talks with North Korea’s leader, US President Donald Trump defended his tough-talking stance against the nation, remarking that efforts to resolve tensions between the two could still amount to nought. Trump is expected to meet with Kim Jong Un in the coming months. Over the past year, diplomatic relations between the two […]

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‘Stop US war machine!’ Activists try to obstruct USS Portland commissioning (VIDEO)

By ethan / April 22, 2018

A crowd of roaring left-wing anti-war activists have staged a protest in Portland during the commissioning of the US Navy’s newest vessel, the USS Portland, a San Antonio-class amphibious ship loaded with laser technology. Some 100 protesters, representing a number of local anti-war organizations, held a protest at the port terminal where the USS Portland’s […]

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Subterranean fires & gold rushes: Meet America’s ghosts towns (PHOTOS)

By ethan / April 21, 2018

Swallowed by lakes, abandoned beside tapped out mines and collapsed due to subterranean fires, the US is pockmarked with thousands of ghost towns. Dotted all around the country, the derelict towns, full of decaying buildings, have provided the backdrop and inspiration for numerous songs and stories. Most of them were once thriving communities but, for […]

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