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6 States Have Tried to Enact Protections for Drivers Who Run Over Protesters ... Many With the Exact Same Language 6 States Have Tried to Enact Protections for Drivers Who Run Over Protesters ... Many With the Exact Same Language

Black people are paranoid, because to be black in America can feel like having a bullseye on your back. That, and Tuskeegee, Cointelpro, segregation, gentrification, piss-poor education, mass incarceration—all of the shuns.

How a Black Woman Finally Found Her Community by Moving to One of the Whitest States How a Black Woman Finally Found Her Community by Moving to One of the Whitest States

Soul Searching is our series about how the most secular generation in history is changing the face of religion.

Join The Root for Young, Fabulous and Female in Dallas to Break Some Rules and Take Some Cards Join The Root for Young, Fabulous and Female in Dallas to Break Some Rules and Take Some Cards

We love parties at The Root. Celebrating us as black people has become a feel-good embrace of self-love that stands up against the issues we face today. And when said party serves a greater purpose than clinking glasses and shaking (you knew where I was going), it becomes mandatory to attend.

Texas Retiree Builds Sprawling 20,000-Square-Foot Estate for Himself, His Family and Even Some Friends  Texas Retiree Builds Sprawling 20,000-Square-Foot Estate for Himself, His Family and Even Some Friends 

One Houston man is all about the family (and close friends), to the point where he took it upon himself to build a sprawling 20,000-square-foot estate for himself, his three sisters and their families.

White Woman Who Lied About Being Kidnapped, Raped by 3 Black Men Indicted on Felony Charges White Woman Who Lied About Being Kidnapped, Raped by 3 Black Men Indicted on Felony Charges

A young Texas woman who ran into a church half naked and claimed that she was raped has been indicted on multiple charges related to what turned out to be a hoax.

Former Texas Dentist Faces Charges After 4-Year-Old Suffers Brain Damage  Former Texas Dentist Faces Charges After 4-Year-Old Suffers Brain Damage 

A former dentist in Texas was indicted Monday in connection with a 2016 case that left a 4-year-old patient with brain damage.

Former Balch Springs, Texas, Officer Who Shot and Killed Jordan Edwards Indicted on Murder Charge Former Balch Springs, Texas, Officer Who Shot and Killed Jordan Edwards Indicted on Murder Charge

The fired Balch Springs, Texas, police officer who shot and killed Jordan Edwards, a black teen who was leaving a party earlier this year, was indicted on a murder charge Monday by a Dallas County grand jury.

Texas Police Promised to Drop Charges Against 2 Teens if Mom Surrendered Video Footage of Arrest, Activists Say   Texas Police Promised to Drop Charges Against 2 Teens if Mom Surrendered Video Footage of Arrest, Activists Say  

Activists in Arlington, Texas, have accused local officers of promising to drop charges against two teenagers in exchange for a video that their mother took of their arrests.

How Being Wrongly Pegged as the Dallas Cop Sniper Changed Mark Hughes’ Life Forever How Being Wrongly Pegged as the Dallas Cop Sniper Changed Mark Hughes’ Life Forever

Welcome to the first installment of The 16th Minute, a new series where we check in with ordinary people who momentarily went viral.

13-Year-Old Texas Girl Kidnapped, Killed Over Stolen Drugs 13-Year-Old Texas Girl Kidnapped, Killed Over Stolen Drugs

The death of a 13-year-old Texas girl who was kidnapped and killed because of a drug theft involving one of her relatives has a community reeling.

A Tale of 2 Brothers: 1 Destined for the NBA, the Other a Hater A Tale of 2 Brothers: 1 Destined for the NBA, the Other a Hater

Mohamed Bamba is the type of player college coaches drool over. He’s a 7-foot-tall big man with a 7-foot-9 wingspan who was ranked No. 3 in the ESPN 100 rankings of players for 2017.

Texas Governor Signs ‘Weakened’ Sandra Bland Act Into Law  Texas Governor Signs ‘Weakened’ Sandra Bland Act Into Law 

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed the Sandra Bland Act into law Thursday, in what was supposed to be a decisive move to address the issues that led to Bland’s death.

Texas Woman Stabs Elderly Hispanic Woman on Bus for Not Speaking English: Report  Texas Woman Stabs Elderly Hispanic Woman on Bus for Not Speaking English: Report 

A San Antonio woman is facing charges of aggravated assault after police say she stabbed an 80-year-old woman on a Greyhound bus for not speaking English.

United Apologizes After Video Surfaces of Houston-Based Employee Pushing Passenger, 71, to Floor After Argument  United Apologizes After Video Surfaces of Houston-Based Employee Pushing Passenger, 71, to Floor After Argument 

The curse of terrible airlines apparently hasn’t ended. United issued an apology Tuesday after a video surfaced of a Houston-based employee shoving a 71-year-old passenger to the floor during an argument over a ticket.

Texas Man Arrested After Police Find 5 Malnourished Children Living in Squalid Home Among Rotten Food, Bugs, Feces  Texas Man Arrested After Police Find 5 Malnourished Children Living in Squalid Home Among Rotten Food, Bugs, Feces 

Police arrested a 33-year-old Dallas man after authorities say they found five malnourished children living in filthy and neglected conditions in an apartment in the northeast section of the city.

Racist Bullies at Texas Middle School Called Black Girl an Ape, Pretended to Whip Her Like a Slave, but School Does Nothing, Father Says Racist Bullies at Texas Middle School Called Black Girl an Ape, Pretended to Whip Her Like a Slave, but School Does Nothing, Father Says

The father of a 12-year-old girl who is being targeted by racist bullies is speaking out after he said that the school did not properly discipline the students involved in the hurtful and hateful attacks.

Texas Teen Shot and Killed in Drive-By Only Hours After Graduating From High School  Texas Teen Shot and Killed in Drive-By Only Hours After Graduating From High School 

A Texas teen celebrating his high school graduation was shot and killed early Sunday morning just hours after walking across the stage.

Texas Teachers Disciplined After Giving ‘Most Likely to Become a Terrorist’ Award to 13-Year-Old Student  Texas Teachers Disciplined After Giving ‘Most Likely to Become a Terrorist’ Award to 13-Year-Old Student 

It seems as if a few Texas teachers need to go back to school to learn that a joke is supposed to be funny. However, in shockingly poor taste, some Channelview Independent School District teachers reportedly laughed during a mock awards ceremony as they handed out certificates, including one that dubbed a 13-year-old…

Prosecutors Race to Keep Suspected Serial Killer of Infants, Known as the Angel of Death, Behind Bars Prosecutors Race to Keep Suspected Serial Killer of Infants, Known as the Angel of Death, Behind Bars

Genene Jones is a former nurse who made international headlines over 30 years ago as the suspected serial killer of more than a dozen infants in the pediatric intensive care unit of a hospital in San Antonio, and she’s scheduled to be released from prison in March 2018.

Video Shows 3 Texas Cops Forcibly Detaining 14-Year-Old Girl; 1 Officer Accused of Punching Her in the Face Video Shows 3 Texas Cops Forcibly Detaining 14-Year-Old Girl; 1 Officer Accused of Punching Her in the Face

A controversial video that started circulating on social media Sunday shows at least three San Antonio police officers manhandling a 14-year-old black girl as they forcibly detain her. On the video, one of those officers appears to punch her in the face.

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