On Monday afternoon, Michelle Lee called police in Houston to report that her 13-year-old son, Zavion Parker, had not returned home from school after she received threatening messages on her phone coming from his cellphone.
Seems as if the airlines are still clowning and being targeted with lawsuits because of the clownery. More recently, United Airlines was hit with a racial-discrimination lawsuit after removing a Nigerian woman and her children from one of its flights, all because of a white passenger’s complaints.
A former 911 operator in Houston received jail time this week after being found guilty of hanging up on thousands of emergency calls, including ones for homicides and robberies, during her time as a dispatcher.
We here at The Root love it when young black folk defy all of the low expectations, irrational fears and systemic oppression of this America.
The Rev. Kirbyjon Caldwell, senior pastor of Windsor Village United Methodist Church, a megachurch of more than 17,000 mostly African-American members, has been charged with scamming elderly investors of millions in a dubious Chinese-bond scam.
A Harris County, Texas, deputy was caught on video fatally shooting an unarmed man who was walking in the middle of a street intersection with his pants around his ankles.
In an announcement late Friday, Harris County, Texas, District Attorney Kim Ogg revealed that a former prosecutor withheld a key email that could have prevented Alfred Dewayne Brown from receiving the death penalty.
How do you steal a whole house, fam? Logically, I know the answer, but still, what kind of planning and balls does it take to move a house off of someone’s property?
Updated Friday, January 12 2018, 8:55 AM EST: CNN reports that a pastor who admitted to having a sexual encounter with a teen will be placed on leave.
Little is known about a 45-year-old Houston man who, according to authorities, killed his girlfriend Wednesday with a samurai sword. As the Houston Chronicle reports, officials say that Kenneth Wayne Lockings Jr. “nearly” decapitated Aracely Jernigan, who was found dead on Lockings’ living room floor.
A Texas woman triggered a nationwide manhunt Tuesday when authorities say she stabbed the mother of a newborn child to death and disappeared with the infant. After tracking down the woman, authorities said she did it to cover up a miscarriage.
A 29-year-old Texas man has been charged with murder in the death of his boyfriend after turning himself in to the police.
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…
It always amazes me when people don’t like being called racist, so then they jump to the most racist thing ever. That totally makes sense. Except now a Texas family are terrified because their daughter received a threatening message after she called out a classmate for being racist.
A 17-year-old Houston student is suing her high school after she was kicked out for not standing for the daily Pledge of Allegiance, indicative of a troubling backlash many African Americans are facing when they choose not to stand for the pledge or national anthem.
Queen Bey continues to spread her magnificence throughout the realm. The Houston native went back to her childhood church this week to be with victims of Hurricane Harvey, including the family of The Root’s very own Kirsten West Savali, who wrote about their horrific ordeal on the site.
Joel Osteen has been having a tough time; some of it due to Hurricane Harvey, which ravaged parts of Texas, and most of it due to his response to it and now-revisionist storytelling (can we say “lying” and not be struck down?), akin to the current president and resident liar in chief, Donald Trump.
Houston state Rep. Shawn Thierry’s majority-black district houses nearly 200,000 residents, the Houston Texans football stadium, and a massive population of folks who were already low-income and living from paycheck-to-paycheck.
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…