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.
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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.
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.
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.
A former dentist in Texas was indicted Monday in connection with a 2016 case that left a 4-year-old patient with brain damage.
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.
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.
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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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Texas teen celebrating his high school graduation was shot and killed early Sunday morning just hours after walking across the stage.
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…
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.
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.