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Texas Lawmaker Who Called 2 Black Prosecutors Racial Slurs Refuses to Resign  Texas Lawmaker Who Called 2 Black Prosecutors Racial Slurs Refuses to Resign 

Today in peak “I’m not racist but,” a Texas lawmaker who brazenly used the n-word to describe two black prosecutors is refusing to resign, all while insisting he’s for the fair treatment of all Americans.

2 Houston High School Players Kicked Off Football Team for Racial-Injustice Protest During Anthem 2 Houston High School Players Kicked Off Football Team for Racial-Injustice Protest During Anthem

Two players on a private high school football team in Crosby, Texas, were kicked off the team for protesting racial injustice during the national anthem Friday.

3 Brothers From White Settlement, Texas, Accused of Luring Black Teen Into Meeting, Fatally Shooting Him 3 Brothers From White Settlement, Texas, Accused of Luring Black Teen Into Meeting, Fatally Shooting Him

Three brothers from White Settlement, Texas, are expected to be charged with capital murder in the shooting death of an 18-year-old from Fort Worth, Texas.

Mother Desperate to Find Son in Puerto Rico Begs Trump to Stop Talking About Football and Help Mother Desperate to Find Son in Puerto Rico Begs Trump to Stop Talking About Football and Help

It’s been over a week since Jacqui Gormley has heard from her son, who was in Puerto Rico with his grandmother when Hurricane Maria hit. Desperate and running out of options, Gormley had a strong message for President Donald Trump during an interview with CNN’s Brooke Baldwin.

Texas Politician Kinda Apologizes After He’s Caught on Tape Using the N-Word Texas Politician Kinda Apologizes After He’s Caught on Tape Using the N-Word

A Texas politician has apologized after social media users shared audio clips of him using the n-word in a racist rant. But his half-assed mea culpa was not to the people about whom he said the words. He also didn’t say he was sorry for using the words. He apologized for people finding out about it.

Texas Woman Fatally Shot Sleeping Boyfriend Before Dismembering His Body and Fleeing, Cops Say  Texas Woman Fatally Shot Sleeping Boyfriend Before Dismembering His Body and Fleeing, Cops Say 

A Texas woman has been taken into custody after police say she shot and killed her sleeping boyfriend before dismembering his body and running to Louisiana.

Texas Mom Uses ‘Extreme Couponing’ to Help Out Victims of Hurricane Harvey  Texas Mom Uses ‘Extreme Couponing’ to Help Out Victims of Hurricane Harvey 

Kimberly Gager has an eye for deals, having been “extreme couponing” for about five years. So when Hurricane Harvey struck, Gager knew just what to do to help out the victims the most, using her special gift.

Texas City Councilman Casually Drops Racial Slur While Attempting to Prove How Not Racist He Is After Controversial Facebook Post  Texas City Councilman Casually Drops Racial Slur While Attempting to Prove How Not Racist He Is After Controversial Facebook Post 

Talk about not quitting while you’re ahead. A Schertz, Texas, city councilman decided to put his whole entire leg in his mouth and use a racial slur while apologizing for a controversial Facebook meme that caused backlash from his constituency.

US Appeals Court Says Racist Texas Voter-ID Laws Can Stand US Appeals Court Says Racist Texas Voter-ID Laws Can Stand

In the latest win for white supremacy, a federal appeals court ruled that Texas can move forward in its bid to implement a “draconian” voter-identification law, at least temporarily.

Spider-Man Helps Bring Smiles to Displaced Kids at Houston Hurricane Shelter Spider-Man Helps Bring Smiles to Displaced Kids at Houston Hurricane Shelter

Residents of Houston are still grappling with the horrific devastation brought on by Hurricane Harvey last weekend, with many families being displaced and living in designated shelters in the city. But one friendly neighborhood Spider-Man is out there trying to at least comfort the kids and bring smiles back to their…

Mass. Sheriff Who Offered Free Inmate Labor to Help Build Trump’s Wall Now Proposes to Send Inmates to Help With Harvey Damage Mass. Sheriff Who Offered Free Inmate Labor to Help Build Trump’s Wall Now Proposes to Send Inmates to Help With Harvey Damage

Bristol County, Mass., Sheriff Thomas Hodgson is proposing to send county inmates to help the city of Houston clean up the devastating destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey.

Houston Mayor Imposes Mandatory Curfew as Harvey Prepares to Hit the City Again Houston Mayor Imposes Mandatory Curfew as Harvey Prepares to Hit the City Again

After already hitting the Houston area with record rainfall and deadly flooding, Harvey is expected to make landfall once again Tuesday night, this time somewhere along the Louisiana border, as residents in the area still look to find help and shelter from the storm.

Here’s Why This 2-Year-Old Photo of Barack Obama Is Trending Here’s Why This 2-Year-Old Photo of Barack Obama Is Trending

Someone posted a photo of former President Barack Obama feeding meals to homeless and at-risk veterans during Thanksgiving from two years ago and claimed that the photo was of Obama in Texas after Hurricane Harvey.

Flooding Left in the Wake of Hurricane Harvey Could Force Some 30,000 People Into Shelters Flooding Left in the Wake of Hurricane Harvey Could Force Some 30,000 People Into Shelters

The state of Texas continues to battle with the devastation brought on by Hurricane Harvey, and the danger is far from over as officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency expect more than 30,000 people to need shelter as a result of the rains and flooding that show no signs of letting up.

New Okla. Police Chief Resigns Over Neo-Nazi Ties, Claims He Was Hacked New Okla. Police Chief Resigns Over Neo-Nazi Ties, Claims He Was Hacked

Social media continues to rip the mask off white supremacy. This time, a police chief for a small town in Oklahoma said his goodbyes to his job after being exposed for having ties to not one, but two neo-Nazi websites.

Texas Police Officer Was Justified in Striking 14-Year-Old Girl in the Face, Department Says Texas Police Officer Was Justified in Striking 14-Year-Old Girl in the Face, Department Says

Well, apparently, a San Antonio police officer did, in fact, strike a 14-year-old black girl in the face with either his hand or fist and, according to the city’s Police Department, was justified in doing so, the department ruled in a report released Monday by the city.

Texas Man Arrested on Charges He Planted Bomb on Confederate Statue  Texas Man Arrested on Charges He Planted Bomb on Confederate Statue 

Welp. One Texas man is taking his hatred of Confederate statues to the absolute next level, authorities say.

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

Black people are paranoid, because being black in America can feel like having a bull’s-eye on your back. That, and Tuskegee, 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.

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