Tag: Black Men

Trump's Most Outspoken Black Supporter is a Liar

By Sheryl Estrada Pastor Mark Burns Trump has asked the question to African Americans, “What do you have to lose” in voting for him. The Republican presidential candidate’s track record and rhetoric combined with the untruthful actions of his campaign surrogates, like Mark Burns, may provide the answer. Burns, who…

'Neighborhood Watchman' Kills Unarmed 20-Year-Old Black Male

While at a party in Raleigh, Kouren-Rodney Bernard Thomas was shot by a white man who told 911 “frigging Black males” were outside his “frigging house.” By Sheryl Estrada Early Sunday morning, Kouren-Rodney Bernard Thomas, 20, was shot for being Black while attending a house party near the home of…

Another Unarmed Black Man Killed by Chicago Police

Video footage was released on Friday of the shooting death of Paul O’Neal, an 18-year-old unarmed Black man, by a Chicago police officer on July 28. O’Neal was suspected of driving a stolen vehicle, and a chase with police ensued. Video footage shows officers handcuffing O’Neal after he is shot…

Police Body Cam Policies Fail to Meet Standards, Study Finds

A study updated this week concluded that of 50 United States police departments with body cam policies, none of them are effectively and appropriately implementing these policies. Notably, the police department in Ferguson, Missouri, failed to meet even the minimum qualifications in any of the areas the study took into…

Black Twitter Breaks up With Black Dating App

Smoochr, a dating app marketed for Blacks to meet other single Blacks, has not been a hit among the Black community. The app focuses on stereotypical questions regarding physical appearance and does not make any reference to things such as education level or income. Twitter users have shared their complaints…