Tag: Black Women

Famed Shock Jock Fired After Racist Rant

By Chris Hoenig SiriusXM has fired radio host Anthony Cumia, of the popular Opie & Anthony show, after a racist Twitter rant about an encounter he had in New York City’s Times Square. Cumia’s Twitter barrage came last Wednesday, when he claimed that he was punched in the face by…

Racist Vandals Whiteface Black Republican's Campaign Poster

By Chris Hoenig Democrat, Republican or Independent, it doesn’t matter. Any Black man or woman can be the victim of racism anywherebut especially on the campaign trail, as a Florida congressional hopeful found out. Gloreatha “Glo” Smith, a Black conservative running in the Republican primary for Florida’s 5th congressional district,…

Study: Depression Increases Risk of Asthma in Black Women

By Jasmine Evans Photo by Shutterstock Several studies have shown that having asthma can lead to depression or anxiety, but the Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University recently released a study that suggests the reverse: Depression may be linked to the development of adult-onset asthma, specifically in Black women. Asthma,…

Finally! Saturday Night Live Adds Black Woman to Cast

Updated 1/7/14, 1:30 p.m. with hiring of writers. By Albert Lin Six years after the departure of its last Black woman cast member, Saturday Night Live finally has another. NBC announced on Monday that Sasheer Zamata will join the show when it returns from hiatus on Jan. 18. Join us…

What One Food Is Most Dangerous For Black Women

By Chris Hoenig Photo by Shutterstock Doctors have long said that diet is a key in the fight against obesity, but a new study finds that one food is more dangerous for Black women than others: burgers. Researchers at Boston University’s Slone Epidemiology Center followed nearly 20,000 Black women who…

Saturday Night Live to Hire Black Woman

By Albert Lin Thompson should be able to retire his Whoopi Goldberg impression. In the wake of widespread criticism about the lack of diversity in the cast of Saturday Night Live, NBC confirmed that it plans to add at least one Black woman to the show when it returns in…

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…