Tag: Black Men

Another Black Motorist Murdered, Officer Indicted

By Sheryl Estrada University of Cincinnati Police Officer Ray Tensing stopped Samuel DuBose, an unarmed Black man, off campus just after 6 p.m. on July 19 because his front license plate was missing. The encounter ended with DuBose being shot in the head. During a press conference on Wednesday afternoon,…

Black Man Found Hanging From Tree in Mississippi

Update (March 21, 2015):FBI Special Agent in Charge Donald Alway confirmed in a press conferenceon Friday thebody found hanging in the woods in Claiborne County, Miss. has been identified by authorities as Otis Byrd. By Sheryl Estrada Otis Byrd Authorities are investigating the death of a Black man found hanging…

Race & Online Dating

By Chris Hoenig Black men and women have a far harder time with online dating than almost every other race or ethnicity, with the exception of Asian men. Research gathered by online dating site OkCupid points the finger at a racial bias that has only intensified over the past five…

Newspaper Apologizes for Slavery Cartoon

By Chris Hoenig A Pennsylvania newspaper has issued an apology after publishing an editorial cartoon that compared air travel to the slave trade. In its Saturday edition, the Lancaster New Era ran a cartoon that depicts a couple standing before a diagram of the seating chart for a slave ship….

Study: High Blood Pressure in Black Men Linked to Childhood Household

Edited: 10:17am, 12/5/13 to correct blood pressure readings are 6.5 points lower in men who grew up with both parents from ages 1-12. By Chris Hoenig Photo by Shutterstock. Blacks who grow up in a single-parent household have a greater risk of developing high blood pressure later in life, according…

Saturday Night Live Pokes Fun at Its Lack of Diversity

By Chris Hoenig Saturday Night Live has been under fire for its lack of diversity, and it knows it. So when the show had Kerry Washington on to host last weekend, its writers did what they always do: They made a joke of it. There have only been four Black…