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May, 2015

 

Jaden Smith Wore a Dress to Prom 

Sixteen-year-old Jaden Smith is all about making bold fashion statements. So it should come as no surprise that he rocked a dress on Friday when he took actress Amandla Stenberg to prom, writes E Online. Source: theroot


Racist Dr. Seuss Drawing Fails to Draw Bids at Auction

NATE D. SANDERS INC. Before Dr. Seuss became a popular children’s author, he apparently worked as an illustrator of racist cartoons. Now, one of the works is up for auction as his legacy take a major blow. Source: theroot


NJ Cops in Fatal Library Shooting Allege Suspect Charged at Them With Knife

Thirty-six-year-old Kevin Allen allegedly brandished a knife and charged at police during an altercation that led to his fatal shooting at a public library that took place in broad daylight in front of students who were there to study, according to the Guardian. Source: theroot


Beau Biden, Vice President’s Son, Dies of Brain Cancer

Beau Biden III, the son of Vice President Joe Biden, died Saturday following a long battle with brain cancer, according to the Washington Post. Source: theroot


No Redemption for a Black Slave Keeper

Pedro de la Cuadra, Mercedarians redeeming prisoners, panel from a dismembered altarpiece. Circa 1599, 165 by 116 cm. M– USEO NACIONAL DE ESCULTURA POLICROMADA, VALLADOLID, SPAIN   This image is part of a weekly series that The Root is presenting in conjunction with the Image of the Black Archive & Library at Harvard University’s Hutchins Center for African and African American Research. Source: theroot


NJ Cops Kill 36-Year-Old Man in Shooting at Public Library

Kevin Allen NEW JERSEY NEWS 12 SCREENSHOT   A 36-year-old Lyndhurst, N.J., man was shot and killed Friday by police at the city’s public library during an altercation over unspecified charges, according to a report at NJ.com. Source: theroot


Nigeria Outlaws Female Genital Mutilation

(The Root) – Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan signed a measure this week that criminalizes female genital mutilation, in one of his last official acts before yielding the country’s top office to Muhammadu Buhari, the International Business Times reports. Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan signed a measure this week that criminalizes female genital mutilation, in one of his last official acts before yielding the country’s top office to Muhammadu Buhari, the International Business Times reports. Source: theroot


Fliers Urge Black Residents at Calif. Complex to Keep Quiet

A flier distributed at an Irvine, Calif., apartment complex urges black residents to keep the noise down after 10 p.m. CBS LOS ANGELES   Black residents at an Irvine, Calif., rental complex are up in arms over two fliers urging them to keep their noise level down at night, according to CBS Los Angeles. Source: theroot


Watch: Hoops Star Surprises Girlfriend With Epic Proposal During Pickup Game

Canadian basketball player Alex Johnson proposes to his girlfriend, former University of North Carolina at Greensboro guard Brey Dorsett, in their own version of Love & Basketball. YOUTUBE A former guard at North Carolina State at Greensboro starred this week in his own version of the classic romantic movie Love & Basketball, according to Fox 8 TV. Source: theroot


Watch: Ohio Judge Orders Assault Suspect to be ‘Pepper-Sprayed’ by Victim

A judge in Painesville, Ohio, allowed a form of “eye for an eye” justice in an assault case. ABC 7 SCREENSHOT An Ohio judge this week ordered an assault victim to “pepper-spray” his alleged attacker in an open courtroom in his version of “eye for an eye” justice, according to New York’s WABC-TV. Source: theroot