AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A Texas police-reform bill named after a black woman found dead in jail following a confrontation with a white state trooper during a traffic stop has been stripped down to the point that some community organizers say it's no longer a worthy tribute.
Shoutout To Ashton P Woods For Covering This Story: FBar owner Irwin Palchick is in hot water after an audio recording of him calling members of the African American community the N-Word surfaced on social media. The recording posted to YouTube Friday evening is only seven seconds long.
Audio Alleged To Be A Houston LGBT Club Owner Making Racist Comments About African American Community Floods Social Media (Updated at 09:16 P.M.) (HOUSTON) - A racist digital audio recording alleged to be an owner of a Houston LGBT club has flooded social media this afternoon.
Ashton P. Woods is a social and political activist in the Black Lives Matter movement and the co-chair of the Black Humanist Alliance. TheHumanist.com: You've been an activist for a long time. What was your first moment of political and activist awakening? Ashton P. Woods: When I was fifteen I co-founded the first gay-straight alliance ...
Ashton P. Woods is a social and political activist in the Black Lives Matter movement as well as the co-chair of the Black Humanist Alliance. In this wide-ranging interview, we discussed the first moment of political and activist awakening for Ashton.
A House subcommittee voted Wednesday to strip a bill of language that would have punished individuals who purposefully obstruct highways, streets and public passages to the satisfaction of civil rights groups. Public Safety Committee Chairman Tyler Harper said Senate Bill 160, dubbed "Back the Badge Act," is an effort to show law enforcement officials that the state cares for them and appreciates the work they do.
Press conference on the Sandra Bland Act outside the Supreme Court building happening now.
Garnet F. Coleman has served the people of District 147 in the Texas House of Representatives continuously since 1991. Throughout his years of service, Representative Coleman has earned a reputation as a diligent leader in the areas of health care, economic development and education.
A s Janet Mock, transwoman of color and powerful advocate, stood in front of the hundreds of thousands of women who gathered for the Women's March on Washington in late January, she proclaimed the following words: "Our movements require us to do more than just show up and say the right words.
Empire Star Jussie Smollett on Cover of Plus Issue 116 Jan/Feb 2017 Empire star Jussie Smollett gets serious about being Black and gay in a post-Trump world and talks about HIV testing, safer sex, treatment, and finding a cure.
Donald J. Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress are a threat to everything HIV advocates have been fighting for during the last thirty years, and that includes access to healthcare, bans on insurance companies using HIV as reason to deny co...
Donald J. Trump and the Republican-controlled congress are a threat to everything HIV advocates have been fighting for during the last thirty years, and that includes access to healthcare, HIV prevention programs like PrEP, and the dignity with which we treat those who are most
Photo: Elizabeth Conley, Staff Since President Donald Trump took office, there have been a string of protests - some coordinated, some spontaneous - around the country, from the Women's March and satellite events around the globe, to the most recent round of protests at international airports in the wake of Trump's executive order on immigration.
Leah Binkovitz | @leahbink | January 31, 2017 Since President Donald Trump took office, there have been a string of protests - some coordinated, some spontaneous - around the country, from the Women's March and satellite events around the globe, to the most recent round of protests at international airports in the wake of Trump's executive order on immigration.
A little over three years ago, the Black Lives Matter movement erupted with a hashtag and protests all over the United States shortly after George Zimmerman's acquittal for shooting Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida.
There was no shortage of sparkle at the fifth annual FACE Awards, the annual event honoring Houston's LGBT community. Drag queens and local singers mingled with politicians and reality stars on and off the red carpet inside South Beach nightclub in Montrose.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas now has its eye on Houston police officers - particularly those on horses at anti-Donald Trump protests. After receiving reports of Houston police officers needlessly escalating situations with Trump protesters and "antagonizing" them, the ACLU of Texas is asking new Police Chief Art...
In the wake of several high profile police shootings of black men, Senator John Whitmire (D-Houston) filed a bill Wednesday that would require all ninth grade students in Texas to take a course on how to navigate interactions with law enforcement. However, not everyone believes the proposed course is a...
Responding to community outrage that the Louisiana man who shot and killed former NFL player Joe McKnight in an alleged road-rage incident had initially been set free, Jefferson Parish sheriff Newell Normand went on a explicit, slur-laden tirade during a Tuesday press conference in defense of officials' actions.
Poz 100 Honors Southern Activists Working to Eradicate HIV/AIDS Protest leaders say they are being targeted for arrest Isiah Factor | The InsiteIT'S A BATTLE AT THE CAPITOL! Video Shows Protesters Arrested at Anti-Trump Rally for Trying to Cross Street
Five activists were arrested at an anti-Donald Trump rally last night that began at City Hall and ended outside the Houston Police Department as marchers expressed their disapproval with the next president of the United States, yelling "we reject the president-elect!" and "fuck Donald Trump!" for blocks. Houston Police Department...
I don't identify as black, but my genes would beg to differ, or at least offer evidence for me to reconsider my self-labeling as a white Latino. My light skin color is less revealing than it may seem. My family tree provides a more complex picture of my racial identity.