Beloved radio personality Doug Banks — host of The Doug Banks Morning Show, the top-rated syndicated urban radio program in America — has died.
He was 57 years old.
The cause of the longtime host’s death has not been confirmed, although it is known Banks battled diabetes and kidney problems for some time.
Complications from diabetes may have been the cause of death for 57-year-old radio host Doug Banks and last month, diabetes also claimed the life of 45-year-old hip-hop artist Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest.
African-Americans are disproportionately affected by diabetes compared to that of the general population, and are diagnosed with the disease at the second highest rate following Native Americans.
The primary causes for the high rate of diabetes in the African-American community revolves around poor diet and lack of physical activity. With the proper treatment and care, diabetes can be prevented and/or controlled.
Dr. Jennifer Caudle, board-certified Family Medicine physician and Assistant Professor in the department of Family Medicine at Rowan University-School of Osteopathic Medicine, joined Roland Martin onNewsOne Now to discuss the dangers of diabetes, and how important it is to not only take the debilitating disease seriously, but also to be treated for it.
Black Man Sentenced To Death Because He Is Black?
A newly-revised video about one of the most extraordinary cases of racial bias in a death penalty case was released today by attorneys for Texas death row prisoner Duane Buck. Mr. Buck is an African-American man who was sentenced to death after his own lawyer introduced “expert” testimony and an “expert” report stating that Mr. Buck was more likely to be dangerous in the future because he is Black. His case, Buck v. Stephens, is now on appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court and is expected to be conferenced on April 22, 2016.
Bill O’Reilly Says Black Youth Are “Ill-Educated & Have Tattoos On Their Heads”
No one seems to be able to upstage Donald Trump on live national television during the 2016 presidential campaign. But that all changed Monday night.
As the GOP front-runner addressed how he would create jobs for African-Americans, Fox News host Bill O’Reilly offered the following:
“ …how are you going to get jobs for them? Many of them are ill-educated and have tattoos on their foreheads, and I hate to be generalized about it, but it’s true. If you look at all the educational statistics, how are you going to get jobs for people who aren’t qualified for jobs?”
Amazingly, Trump did not acknowledge the disparaging remark, but he did not admonish O’Reilly for issuing the bigoted phrase either.
Hillary Clinton, New York Mayor Bill DeBlasio Joke About Being On CP Time
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and New York Mayor Bill DeBlasio joke about being on CP time.
Erykah Badu Sparks Social Media Firestorm After Twitter Rant On How Girls Should Dress
Do we live in a sex-driven society? According to singer Erykah Badu, we do.
Badu, known for her controversial style and videos, is back in the headlines and sparking outrage on social media after sharing her thoughts on how high school girls should dress. Her remarks came after reading an article about a school in New Zealand mandating girls wear below-the-knee skirts in an attempt to repel the attention of boys and male staff.
4-H Celebrates Their 7th annual Legacy Awards
The National 4-H Council is celebrating its 7th annual Legacy Awards on Tuesday, April 12, 2016. Hundreds of dignitaries, community leaders, educators, philanthropists and entertainers will gather at Union Station, East Hall in Washington, DC to celebrate the national impact of 4-H. Three African-Americans are set to receive the National 4-H highest award tomorrow: Anchor Craig Melvin, Rep. Terri Sewell and Rev. Clementa Pinckney.
All that and more in this edition of the NewsOne Now Audio Podcast.