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Is This Historical Sign Racist or Just Part of American History? Is This Historical Sign Racist or Just Part of American History?

There are two trains of thought on displaying America’s historically racist trinkets and statues—well, a lot more, but the main ones are: racist symbols are a part of our shared song and we shouldn’t shy away from them, or fuck that, don’t nobody wanna look at that racist shit while I’m walking in the park/eating…

Did Chris Bosh’s Mama Turn His Texas Home Into the Trap? Did Chris Bosh’s Mama Turn His Texas Home Into the Trap?

No words for this so we’ll just present the facts as we know them. And honestly they seem a little sketchy to this reporter.

#DerickWiley: Grand Jury Returns ‘True Bill’ Against Officer in Lyndo Jones Shooting #DerickWiley: Grand Jury Returns ‘True Bill’ Against Officer in Lyndo Jones Shooting

A Texas grand jury has returned a true bill indictment against now former Mesquite, Texas, Police Officer Derick Wiley in the Nov. 8 shooting of 31-year-old Lyndo Jones (pdf), The Root has exclusively learned from Jones’ attorney, S. Lee Merritt.

Texas Republican Used $84,000 of Taxpayer Funds to Settle Sexual Harassment Claim: Report Texas Republican Used $84,000 of Taxpayer Funds to Settle Sexual Harassment Claim: Report

A Texas republican used taxpayer funds to settle a sexual harassment charge issued by a former staffer, and now that republican is being named.

Grad Student Shot and Killed by Boyfriend, Authorities Say  Grad Student Shot and Killed by Boyfriend, Authorities Say 

A 29-year-old Texas man has been charged with murder in the death of his boyfriend after turning himself in to the police.

Rep. Al Green Issues Weird Statement Just to Let Y’all Know He’s Not About That Sexual-Misconduct Life Rep. Al Green Issues Weird Statement Just to Let Y’all Know He’s Not About That Sexual-Misconduct Life

Rep. Al Green (no, not the grits-faced, “Love and Happiness” Al Green—the congressman from Texas with the receding perm line in the front and Shirley Temple curls in the back Al Green) released a joint statement Monday with a former staffer that basically said, “We cool.”

Florida Church Puts Up Warning on Front Doors: ‘We Are Heavily Armed’ Florida Church Puts Up Warning on Front Doors: ‘We Are Heavily Armed’

One Florida church is letting the people know that while the pastors and congregation may be saved, y’all can still catch these hands.

Former United Airlines Pilot (and Houston Brothel Owner) Receives Probation and $2,000 Fine Former United Airlines Pilot (and Houston Brothel Owner) Receives Probation and $2,000 Fine

Imagine having a great career as a pilot with United Airlines and being able to find the time between layovers to moonlight as a brothel owner in Houston. And not just one brothel, but a string of brothels. Well, that was the life of former United Airlines pilot Bruce Wayne Wallis until his 2015 arrest. But lucky for…

Texas Motorist Whose Vehicle Boasts Profane Anti-Trump Sticker Arrested on Previous, Outstanding Warrant  Texas Motorist Whose Vehicle Boasts Profane Anti-Trump Sticker Arrested on Previous, Outstanding Warrant 

Nothing to see here. Nothing at all. It’s just that a Texas motorist whose truck caught a lot of attention in the past 24 hours over a bold sticker in its rear window declaring, “FUCK TRUMP AND FUCK YOU FOR VOTING FOR HIM,” has since been arrested.

Charges Dropped Against Black Man Shot by Texas Cops Who Thought He Was Breaking Into His Own Damn Car Charges Dropped Against Black Man Shot by Texas Cops Who Thought He Was Breaking Into His Own Damn Car

Charges have been dropped against a black man who was shot by Mesquite, Texas, cops who wrongly assumed he was breaking into a vehicle.

Texas Sheriff Sparks Outrage After Warning Vehicle Owner About Profane Anti-Trump Sticker  Texas Sheriff Sparks Outrage After Warning Vehicle Owner About Profane Anti-Trump Sticker 

One Texas motorist apparently found the perfect sticker to express certain feelings about how this past year has gone, and so it was plastered, big and bold, on the rear window of a truck.

Did Y’all’s Dotard President Just Tweet Condolences About the Wrong Mass Shooting? Did Y’all’s Dotard President Just Tweet Condolences About the Wrong Mass Shooting?

That we have had mass shooting after mass shooting after horrific mass shooting in this country is already unconscionable and unforgivable in a country that touts itself as a leading power. When your president sends what appears to be a generic tweet about the latest assault on American lives? Well, that just adds…

Pastor Considers Demolishing Texas Church After Horrific Mass Shooting Pastor Considers Demolishing Texas Church After Horrific Mass Shooting

The pastor of the Sutherland Springs, Texas, church where 26 people were killed in a horrific shooting rampage is considering tearing down the building and putting up a memorial in its place.

Fox News Pulls Ads Urging Impeachment Fox News Pulls Ads Urging Impeachment

Network Cites Viewers’ ‘Strong Negative Reaction’

Air Force: Failure to Follow Policies Allowed Texas Shooter to Buy Firearms  Air Force: Failure to Follow Policies Allowed Texas Shooter to Buy Firearms 

Texas church shooter Devin P. Kelley, who was known to have a violent past, should not have been able to buy firearms and body armor because of his domestic violence conviction back in 2014 while serving at the Halloman Air Force Base in New Mexico.

Fox News Host Looks for the ‘Positive’ in Texas Shooting, Insinuates Church Is the Best Place to Be Shot Fox News Host Looks for the ‘Positive’ in Texas Shooting, Insinuates Church Is the Best Place to Be Shot

I’m not sure if Fox News host Ainsley Earhardt was attempting to comfort the grieving families of those who lost loved ones in the Texas church massacre over the weekend, or if she were extolling her own faith and preferences, or if she just, as a matter of fact, enjoys shoving her whole entire foot down her mouth.

More Children Are Shot Every Day in America Than the Number of Kids Killed in Texas  More Children Are Shot Every Day in America Than the Number of Kids Killed in Texas 

On Sunday, at least 26 people were killed by a gunman who opened fire in a church in Sutherland Springs, a small town in Texas. According to The New York Times, this amounts to some 7% of the town’s population. While details are still unspooling, the county sheriff told The Washington Post that a large number of the…

Authorities Believe ‘Domestic Situation’ May Have Motivated Gunman in Texas Church Shooting Authorities Believe ‘Domestic Situation’ May Have Motivated Gunman in Texas Church Shooting

Authorities say that a “domestic situation” within the Texas gunman’s family may have sparked the horrific shooting that left 26 dead in a Sutherland Springs, Texas, church.

Trump Says Texas Shooting Is a ‘Mental Health Problem,’ but Was It? Trump Says Texas Shooting Is a ‘Mental Health Problem,’ but Was It?

President Donald Trump is insisting that the horrific mass shooting at a Texas church Sunday was not “a guns situation” but, rather, an issue with mental health—because that’s always how these conversations go.

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