Black and Hispanic Americans are less likely to smoke cigarettes than white Americans. Yet once they’ve started, they’re more likely to stay hooked. National data show they successfully quit only about half as often as white smokers. These communities often have less access to nicotine-replacement therapy and counseling that can help them quit. But experts […]
Facebook has a “black people problem,” according to a former black manager at the company. On Tuesday, the manager, vocal diversity advocate Mark Luckie, made public a memo he sent to Facebook’s global staff before leaving the company on November 16. In the memo, Luckie said black people make up some of the most active […]
The failure to solve black homicides fuels a vicious cycle: It deepens distrust of police among black residents, making them less likely to cooperate in investigations, leading to fewer arrests. As a result, criminals are emboldened and residents’ fears are compounded. In almost every city surveyed, arrests were made in killings of black victims at […]
Allan Houston is a legendary retired basketball player and international ambassador of the NBA. Currently, he’s the assistant general manager for the New York Knicks and the general manager for Knicks’ NBA D-League team. He talks with Erica Campbell about his work with National Fatherhood Initiative, for which he is a spokesperson, and what he […]
In honor of the brave athlete's 29th birthday, we honor his confidence, strength and Blackness with photos of Colin Kaepernick looking like Black excellence.
Ever since I first learned how, I’ve loved to read. I read nearly anything and everything that crosses my path, from the back of a cereal box to weighty academic publications (if I can get through them!) If I had to pick a favorite genre, it would be autobiographies of famous people, but by no […]
Cheryl Pearson-McNeil is the Senior Vice President of U.S. Strategic Community Alliances & Consumer Engagement at Nielsen. She shares some important information about Nielsen, which is a company that measures what consumers watch, buy and listen to. Nielsen recently released a new report about black millennials that shows how immensely powerful black consumers from 18-35 […]
A 14-year-old boy is currently in critical, but stable, condition after being shot by police on Sunday morning in St. Louis, Missouri.
Last year's Miss Black USA Pageant winner, Madison Nicole Gibbs, has taken the internet by storm once again.
The 30-year-old View co-host is known for her bizarre thoughts regarding the Black community, but it seems she's finally come to her senses.