Civil Rights & Social Justice

A Texas grand jury has decided against criminally charging a cop who killed Damian Daniels, a Black military veteran in mental distress, despite the availability of other, non-lethal methods that could have de-escalated what became a fatal encounter.

Good News

Megan Thee Stallion received the 18th Congressional District's Humanitarian Award in Houston.

News

60-year-old Rossie Dennis has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon following the November 24, incident in which she got into an argument over an H-E-B parking spot in the Annaville neighborhood of Corpus Christi, Texas.

James Whitfield, a black principal in Texas was forced to resign this week after months of controversy surrounding accusations that he forced critical race theory onto students

Crime

Monday marked the start of the murder trial for Ruben Alvarado, who is charged in the killing of 26-year-old Chynal Lindsey, a Black trans woman whose body was pulled out of White Rock Lake in Dallas, Texas, on June 1, 2019.

Texas Republican state Rep. Matt Krause has compiled a list of 850 books he has identified as materials that "might make students feel discomfort, guilt, anguish, or any other form of psychological distress because of their race or sex," and requested that school districts report possessing any books from the list.

Good News

Rapstress Megan Thee Stallion recently teamed up with Popeyes to gift a Black-founded nonprofit with a six-figure endowment.

Crime

Terry Duane Turner is free on bail after killing unarmed Adil Dghoughi, lying to police about the circumstances and then being allowed to turn himself in weeks later in the shooting of an immigrant from Morocco who only pulled into Turner's driveway to turn his car around in Martinville, Texas.

The Biden Administration will comply with a court order to reinstate a Trump-era border policy called “Migrant Protection Protocols.” Also known as the “Remain in Mexico” policy, it makes asylum-seekers wait or be returned to Mexico for hearings in U.S. immigration court

Health

While legislators in states like Texas, Florida and Mississippi are implementing restrictive abortion laws, the Biden administration is lifting a Trump-era restriction barring clinics from referring pregnant women to abortion providers. 

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and U.S. Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz said they would investigate the Rexas border patrol agents on horseback, but they both said they saw nothing wrong when viewing the same photos and videos decent people were horrified by. 

About 14,000 Haitian migrants in Texas seeking asylum will reportedly be removed and returned to Haiti by the federal government as the crippled island nation is still battling setbacks from a series of political crises and natural disasters.