Tag: Blacks

Archived: Are Blacks More Likely to Get Alzheimer's

Photo by Shutterstock Blacks may be at greater risk of getting Alzheimer’s than whites, according to a new study. But there are a lot of questions about the research. Dr. Allan Levey, Director of Emory University’s Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, said the study was significant as the first large-scale genetic…

Archived: Is 'Accidental Racist' the Worst Song Ever

By Barbara Frankel Is there anything good about “Accidental Racist,” the duet by country singer Brad Paisley and rapper LL Cool J explaining the white Southerner’s need to wear “racist” symbols, like the Confederate flag The negative outcry from music lovers and the press has been huge. Critics have called…

Archived: Why Do Black Children Receive Fewer Antibiotics

A new study shows that Black children are less likely to be prescribed antibiotics by the same physician than their non-Black peers. And while researchers note that this may not necessarily be a bad thingother children may be receiving too many antibioticsthe study does suggest that race comes in to…

Archived: Ernst & Young Convenes Black History Month Events

Building on Ernst & Young‘s successful 2012 Black History Month Executive Roundtable in Oakland, the firm hosted more than 500 professionals, community leaders and students during an expanded 2013 Black History Month roundtable series in Oakland, Los Angeles and Seattle this February. While each event offered unique elements, all featured…

Archived: HISTORY Channel Racist Why Satan Looks Like Obama

Satan isn’t just Black anymorehe looks like President Obama, too, according to HISTORY channel. The debut of the President’s doppelganger as “Satan” on HISTORY channel’s hit miniseries The Bible went viral this week (@bibleseries, #TheBible) once fans, including conservative radio host Glenn Beck, began tweeting their reactions to the uncanny…