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Barack and Michelle Obama Honor Frankie Knuckles 

The legendary Frankie Knuckles, the “godfather of house music,” passed away last month at the age of 59.  It was confirmed by Knuckles’ longtime business partner, Frederick Dunson, that he died unexpectedly of complications related to diabetes. Article source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheRootRssFeed/~3/gfnrYw6RUEQ/barack_and_michelle_obama_refer_to_frankie_knuckles_as_a_trailblazer_in.html

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NYPD Asks For Photos With Hashtag #myNYPD:  Black Twitter’s Brutally Funny Response

Also, there were the allegations of “shopping while black”, where numerous lawsuits popped up alleging that the NYPD, along with department stores, specifically targeted people of color who were making expensive purchases. Article source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheRootRssFeed/~3/_IfqXOXSRzA/nypd_asks_people_to_tweet_photos_taken_with_officers_using_mynypd.html

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Hispanics Scoff at Suggestion They’ll Identify as White in the Future

Citing figures from the Pew Research Center, Bouie wrote, “Come 2050, only 47 percent of Americans will call themselves white, while the majority will belong to a minority group. Blacks will remain steady at 13 percent of the population, while … Continue reading

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The Inkwell: Where Are They Now?

The coming-of-age film about a summer on Martha’s Vineyard turns 20. Article source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheRootRssFeed/~3/hOTroUeEdwQ/the_inkwell_turns_20_where_are_they_now.html

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4 Suspects Charged with Attempted Murder in Mob Beating of Motorist

“They were hollerin’ and screamin’, ‘Oh, my God, get him, get him,’” nurse, Deborah Hughes, who is credited with stopping the attack against Utash testified. Article source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheRootRssFeed/~3/NXJnSDl79HI/_4_suspects_charged_with_attempted_murder_in_mob_beating_of_motorist.html

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