The family of Botham Jean, an unarmed black man who was shot and killed by an off-duty Dallas police officer after she intruded into his home, plans to sue the officer and the city of Dallas for his death.
An attorney for Botham Jean—the 26-year-old innocent black man who was shot and killed inside his own home—is looking to set the record straight. Despite several stories that Jean and his attacker, Amber Guyger, knew one another, attorney S. Lee Meritt claims that the two were merely neighbors as Jean lived directly…
As the circumstances surrounding Botham Shem Jean’s shooting death remain cloudy, mourners gathered yesterday to pay tribute to the 26-year-old Caribbean native who was gunned down in his own home by a uniformed Dallas police officer on Thursday night. The cop, who remains unidentified, was off-duty at the time of the…
After two days of deliberations, jurors found Roy Oliver, the ex-Balch Springs, Texas cop who shot and killed Jordan Edwards, an unarmed 15-year-old boy, guilty of murder on Tuesday afternoon.
The family of a black South Carolina woman who died in April 2016 on a Dallas-bound American Airlines flight has filed a wrongful death suit against the airline. The parents of Brittany Oswell, who was only 25 at the time of her death, allege that the airline refused to divert the plane for an emergency…
Erykah Badu’s new year certainly started off on an interesting note after she was pulled over by cops in Dallas for no reason other than that the officers wanted to “say hi.”
The Root’s Young, Fabulous and Female event has traveled all over the United States, hitting cities like Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York City, Chicago and now, Dallas. Everything truly is bigger in Texas because the beautiful black women showed up and showed out.
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.
A man was brutally attacked by a group of fellow passengers on a Dallas Area Rapid Transit train, apparently for simply asking the group to stop smoking weed on the train.
A Dallas police officer will face aggravated assault charges for firing into a moving car at least 13 times and killing a 21-year-old woman, authorities say. He will most likely face no consequences for taking this young woman’s life.
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.
A Texas teen celebrating his high school graduation was shot and killed early Sunday morning just hours after walking across the stage.
“For too long, the history of Dallas’ white majority has overpowered the stories of others who helped build the city’s culture,” the Dallas Morning News editorial board declared last week, launching a project inviting readers “to help tell the story of communities often overlooked here.”
The NFL may not have approved of Ezekiel Elliott's touchdown celebration that included his jumping into a huge, red Salvation Army kettle, but the charity sure is happy.
A Dallas substitute teacher has been arrested on suspicion of having sex with a student after a parent found inappropriate text messages on her son's phone sent from the teacher, officials say.
Ernest Walker, a U.S. Army veteran, was humiliated Friday, on Veterans Day, when he had a promised free meal taken away from him at a Dallas-area Chili's Grill & Bar after being accused of not really serving his country.
Dallas Police believe that Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib may have Plaxico Burress-ed himself.
Bayna Lekheim El-Amin, 42, received nine years in prison for assaulting Jonathan Snipes and boyfriend Ethan York Adams at a Dallas BBQ restaurant in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood, the New York Daily News reports.
Dallas Police Chief David Brown, who was thrust into the national spotlight during the July sniper attack that left five officers dead, has announced his retirement, the Associated Press reports.
Micah Johnson, the Army reservist who shot and killed five Dallas police officers in an ambush last month, showed symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder after returning to the U.S. from Afghanistan in 2014, the Associated Press reports.