Maternal Mortality Rate in Texas Lower Than Believed, But Black Women's Numbers Remain Alarmingly High
A correction in data collection still confirms that Black pregnant Texans face disproportionate health dangers.
Three Southern States Pledge National Guard Troops to Reinforce Border Security
The move comes as details emerge on the role troops deployed by President Donald Trump will play on the United States-Mexico border.
Appeals Court Upholds Majority of Texas Anti-Sanctuary Law
Hailed by the Trump administration, the ruling allows law enforcement to ask detainees for proof of citizenship.
Oscar-Nominated 'Traffic Stop' Explores Violent Arrest of Breaion King
The short documentary delves into the Black teacher’s interaction with two White Austin Police Department officers in 2015.
Undocumented Teen Has Abortion After Weeks of Battling Trump Administration
“I made my decision, and that is between me and God. Through all of this, I have never changed my mind.”
UPDATE: Federal Appeals Court Rules That Undocumented Teen Can Obtain Abortion
The decision overrules the Trump administration’s objections.
ICYMI: NAACP LDF Asks Texas to Accommodate Voters Displaced by Hurricane Harvey
“The Texas code already recognizes that a natural disaster is an extenuating circumstance necessitating accommodations.”
House Committee Approves $36.5 Billion in Hurricane and Wildfire Recovery Aid
“These funds are vital right now, in the near term, to get the aid where it is needed most.”
Climate Justice Roundup: Methane Rule Reinstated, Disaster Relief Aid Requested, Clean Power Plan in Trouble
Two steps forward, one step back.
Solange Announces Benefit Show to Support Hurricane Harvey Relief
“I’m committed to partnering with organizations on the ground in Houston and making contributions to uplift the city that raised me with so much love.”
In the Face of Federal Gridlock, States Are Moving Forward With New Abortion Laws
While the federal government isn’t moving much policy, state legislatures across the country have been busy reducing or increasing abortion access at nearly equal rates.
Hazardous Chemicals Released Into Air Following Hurricane-Related Refinery Accidents in Houston
ExxonMobil acknowledged that two of its refineries were damaged, and there was an unrelated pipeline leak.
How to Donate Money and Other Aid to Communities of Color in Houston
A list of charities and organizations working to keep immigrant, Black, Latinx and other populations safe after Hurricane Harvey.
ICYMI: Judge Strikes Down Texas Voter ID Law as Discriminatory, Again
“It imposes burdens disproportionately on Blacks and Latinos.”
Texas Activists Peacefully Protest Border Wall
As the nation watched violence reign in Charlottesville, Virginia, a peaceful demonstration played out in Mission, Texas, in support of American inclusivity.
15 Protestors Arrested in #OutragedAndUnafraid Sit-in at Texas State Capitol
Led by young immigrants, the act of civil disobedience was aimed at saving DACA.
Truck Driver Charged With Felony for Deadly Transport of Undocumented Immigrants
James Matthew Bradley Jr. was charged in federal court for driving a tractor trailer filled with undocumented immigrants, eight of whom were found dead. He could face the death penalty.
Texas Cop Who Killed Jordan Edwards Charged With Murder
Dallas County district attorney on Roy Oliver: He is “very, very likely a danger to the community.”
Jail Where Sandra Bland Died Now Authorized to Detain Undocumented Immigrants
The Waller County (Texas) Jail was recently approved for Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s 287(g) program—despite failing its Texas Commission on Jail Standards inspection.
First Segment of Proposed Border Wall Would Run Through Wildlife Refuge
In Texas, the Santa Ana Wildlife Refuge is attempting to bring back the endangered ocelot. The border wall could change that.