Galveston School Using Usual Defense in Bullying Case of African American Student

A private school in Galveston is using a religious exemption defense to fight a lawsuit brought by the parents of an African American student who say their child was subjected to racial taunts and threats while attending, including receiving “KKK ...

Ignoring Hate Is the Same As Walking Alongside It

Hatred never went away, it was simply lurking. Waiting on someone to open the door. On Saturday night, we got a glimpse into what was hiding behind the door in Charlottesville, Virginia. On Tuesday, Donald Trump kicked the door wide ...

Health Check Ups for Kids Before Heading Back-to-School

School supplies, checked. New clothes and shoes, checked. But have your checked your child’s health? Sure, you may have gotten the immunizations and the routine physical. Cheers for that. What about that dental check and eye exam? Houston Style Magazine ...

Texas A&M Cancels White Nationalist Rally Set for 9/11

Texas A&M has canceled a white nationalist protest planned in September, citing safety concerns. White nationalists, neo-Nazis and other extremist groups had planned to hold a "white lives matter" rally at Texas A&M on September 11.

Predominantly African-American Church Vandalized with Nazi, Politically-Charged Symbols

The Waco Tribune reports graffiti bearing Nazi symbolism, the word “Satan” and the name of the president of the United States was found Tuesday morning at a predominantly black Baptist church in McLennan County that is home to about 30 ...

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee Condemns ISIS Terrorist Attack That Killed At Least 12 Persons in Barcelona, Spain

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, a senior member of the House Homeland Security Committee and Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations, released the following statement today regarding the terrorist attack in Barcelona, Spain, ...

Hot Spot at Hawaii? Not So Fast

Through analysis of volcanic tracks, Rice University geophysicists have concluded that hot spots like those that formed the Hawaiian Islands aren't moving as fast as recently thought.

Blacks and Whites See Racism In the United States Very, Very Differently

How you see race in the United States can depend a lot on your own background. President Donald Trump's various responses to clashes between white supremacists and counter-protesters in Charlottesville this weekend drew widespread condemnation, but also brought decades-old questions ...

America In the Mirror of Charlottesville

Racism, exposed once more in the terror visited on Charlottesville, Va., still scars America. Hundreds of neo-Nazis, white supremacists, klansmen and other fervid racists gathered -- some armed with assault rifles, wearing camouflage.

Governor Abbott Signs Legislation Reforming Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders In Texas

Governor Greg Abbott today signed Senate Bill 11 (SB 11) to strengthen patient protections related to Do-Not Resuscitate Orders. This bill closes a loophole in state law that permitted doctors to place Do-Not Resuscitate Orders on patients without their consent. ...

Governor Abbott Signs School Finance Reform Legislation

Governor Greg Abbott today signed House Bill 21 (HB 21) to create a school finance commission as well as provide immediate funding for public education, historic funding for charter school facilities and new programs for students with special needs.

Virginia's Confederate History Also Bubbling Up In Governor Race

The Robert E. Lee monument in Charlottesville, Virginia -- the removal of which helped spark the protests that turned violent last weekend -- is just one example of the hundreds of statues, monuments, highways and holidays designed to honor the ...

Why the Trump Administration Is Cutting Teen Pregnancy Prevention Funding

Most teenagers feel uncomfortable talking about sex, but not 16-year-old Bryanna Ely. As a youth leader for the Buffalo, New York-based teen pregnancy prevention program HOPE Buffalo, Ely talks to not only other teens but also adults. She explains how ...

Trump vs. Amazon: So Much for the Businessman President

Donald Trump fashions himself as a CEO president. But he's feuding with one of America's most famous, most respected and wealthiest business leaders -- Amazon's Jeff Bezos -- mainly because the company is so successful.

Donald Trump's Presidency Is Headed to A Very Dark Place

Donald Trump's insistence Tuesday that "both sides" were responsible for the violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, has turned what was a fumbling presidency into what now appears to be one on the verge of total collapse.