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ATM, Houston, News, Video -

A Houston ATM accientally made it rain on recipients Sunday night when it dispensed $100 bills instead of $10 bills.

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colin kaepernick, houston, nashville, nfl, nfl protests, police brutality, police shootings, police stops, tennessee, texans, texas, titans, why they kneel -

To examine the injustice and inequality that prompted some NFL players to protest during the national anthem, each week, for the remainder of the NFL season, The Root will explore the data behind racial disparities in the two cities represented in the National Football League’s premiere matchup—Monday Night Football.


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Crime, Houston, Jose Sanchez, Kimberly Lopez, Kipp Academy, News, Racist Rant, Termination, Tiffany Scott, Top Stories -

A Houston-based teacher was handed her pink slip after she fired off a racist rant at Hispanic couple following a fender bender

The post Houston teacher fired for racist comments caught on camera appeared first on theGrio.

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DeAndre Matthews, Houston, Job, News -

An unemployed trade school graduate in Texas who went viral for standing at a busy interaction passing out résumés and holding a sign with the hashtag #StriveForGreatness has finally landed a full-time job! De’Andre Matthews, 21, graduated from the Houston School of Carpentry in February, but was struggling to find employment. “I applied to at least 30 jobs all over […]

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Featured, Houston, Islamic Convention, New Black Panther Party, News, Politics, Protest, Texas, Top Stories -

Members from the Texas Patriot Network and white supremacist groups were “clearly outnumbered” when they squared off with counter-protesters outside a large Islamic convention at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston

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God, Houston, Inspiration, Jerome Jones, Mykehia Curry, Religion and Spirituality -

Teen from Macon, Georgia is making national headlines for writing a letter to God asking for help paying for college tuition and dorm supplies.

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Alison Jimena Valencia Madrid, Houston, Immigration Reform, News, Politics, Video -

Alison Jimena Valencia Madrid, who was featured in heartbreaking ProPublica audio pleading to see her family, has now been reunited with her mom.

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Houston, News, NMAAHC, Project Row House, Solange, Solange Knowles, Video -

Solange expresses the true definition of paying it forward by donating a one in a lifetime experience to a group of Houston based kids.

The post Solange arranges visit to the National Museum of African American History for Houston students appeared first on theGrio.

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DACA, Houston, Immigration, immigration policy, News, Politics -

Esteban Pastor and his 18-month-old son were arrested last July after illegally crossing the southern border in El Paso and being deported. Nearly a year later, they are still struggling to find each other. Following his child’s hospital stay in Guatemala City, Pastor resorted to illegally entering the U.S. to find work at a Mexican […]

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Houston, News, Ponderosa Elementary School, Special Needs -

The principal of an elementary school outside Houston is in hot water after making a tasteless joke about a special needs student. According to Houston’s KPRC Channel 2, Ponderosa Elementary School Principal Shanna Swearingen was talking to a group of staffers about a Black student with behavioral issues, who was known to run away from the […]

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911 Operator, Crenshanda Williams, Houston, News, Video -

A former 911 operator in Houston has been found guilty of interfering with emergency telephone calls and is now facing jail time. Authorities say Crenshanda Williams routinely hung up on emergency callers from October 2015 through March 2016. Documents indicate the number is in the thousands.

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College Admissions, Houston, Michael Brown, News, Scholarships -

Think of how difficult it is to get a perfect score on anything? How many NBA or college basketball players could go 20-for-20 at the free throw line? Meet Michael Brown, a 17-year-old senior at Lamar High School in Houston, who applied to 20 colleges and universities, including four Ivy League schools. The results are […]

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#BlackOnBlue, Black on Blue, Houston, News, Police Brutality, Police Shootings -

TheGrio has launched a special series called #BlackonBlue to examine the relationship between law enforcement and African-Americans. Our reporters and videographers will investigate police brutality and corruption while also exploring local and national efforts to improve policing in our communities. Join the conversation, or share your own story, using the hashtag #BlackonBlue. As students and allies prepared to march against gun violence in Washington, police in Houston reportedly gunned down […]

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Aggravated Assault, Aggravated Murder, Bayou City Bar & Grill, Cordalé Robinson, Houston, Jared Jacob, News, tragedy -

Cordalé Robinson has been charged with aggravated assault and murder for killing an innocent bystander while trying to escape a brawl.

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African American Museum, Houston, News, Sandra Bland -

The Houston Museum of African American Culture opened an exhibit dedicated to the life and death of Sandra Bland.

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Daily Uplift, Get Lifted, Houston, Hurricane Harvey, Justise Winslow, Miami Heat -

HOUSTON — He may wear “Miami” across his chest, but it’s the city of Houston that has shaped his heart. This has been a challenging year for the Space City, and nothing was more difficult for Miami Heat star Justise Winslow than watching from afar as Hurricane Harvey howled through his hometown. “It was tough,” […]

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HBCU Bands, Houston, Photo Act, Texas Southern Tigers, The 5th Quarter -

The 5th Quarter in the world of football games at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) takes place after the game, when the bands of the two opposing schools battle each other for bragging rights to the best musical performance. These displays of musical showmanship, from the choreographed routines to the song selection, require a […]

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BeyGood, Beyoncé, Charitable Act, Community Service, Entertainment, Houston, Hurricane Harvey -

Beyoncé paid a visit to her hometown of Houston following the city’s devastation at the hands of Hurricane Harvey. The superstar singer, along with mother Tina Lawson and Michelle Williams, held a special event to show support to victims who’ve lost their homes and cherished belongings. Beyoncé, a Houston native, thanked her hometown for their […]

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@AP, Donald Trump, Flooding, Harvey Relief, Houston, Houston Floods, Hurricane Harvey, News, Texas -

Hurricane Harvey began with raging winds, but its legacy will be water. Seemingly endless, relentlessly insidious water — a staggering 40 inches or more that swamped parts of Houston in just five days. Harvey scooped tons of water from the sea and hurled it down on the nation’s fourth-largest city, drowning vast swathes of the […]

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@AP, Harvey Relief, Houston, Houston Floods, Hurricane Harvey, Inspiration, Mosques, Texas -

HOUSTON (AP) — The gymnasium at the Champions Islamic Center is covered with mats and blankets, donated clothes and boxes of food lining its walls...

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@AP, Donald Trump, Flooding, George W Bush, Harvey, Houston, Houston Floods, Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Katrina, Katrina, New Orleans, News, President Bush -

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As the murky flood waters of Hurricane Katrina were slowly pumped out of New Orleans in 2005, the challenges the city faced were only beginning to come into focus...

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chemical explosion, houston, hurricane harvey, National, News -

CROSBY, Texas (AP) — Explosions and fires rocked a flood-crippled chemical plant near Houston early […]

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All Day, Daily Dose, Houston, Hurricane Harvey, LaMelo Ball, LaVar Ball, Police Shootings, Princess Diana, The Morning Roast, Zina Garrison -

Although The Morning Roast is coming to a close, it doesn’t mean you’ll get any less of Mina Kimes and Domonique Foxworth. The two are launching a football podcast called Nickel Package, which is guaranteed to rock. Enjoy MINORITY THURSDAY of the Nickel Package. It has 2 be twice as good as the other days. […]

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Benefit Concert, Entertainment, Flooding, Harvey Relief, Houston, Houston Floods, Hurricane Harvey, Instagram, News, Social Media, Solange, Solange Knowles, Texas -

Solange has just announced a benefit show in September, with proceeds set to go toward aid and relief for victims of Hurricane Harvey...

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Beyonce, Entertainment, houston, hurricane harvey relief, Music, Orion's Rise, Orpheum, Solange -

While many stars have been donating big bucks to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, Houston native […]

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@AP, Donald Trump, FEMA, Flood Victims, Flooding, Harvey Relief, Houston, Houston Floods, Hurricane Harvey, Living, News, Texas -

HOUSTON (AP) — Now that the sun is finally shining and the murky, brown floodwaters are slowly receding in much of the Houston area, grim reality is setting in...

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Best Buy, Bottled Water, Disaster Relief, Flooding, Houston, Houston Floods, Hurricane Harvey, News, Price Gouging, Texas -

Not good, Best Buy. The tech store entered the struggle zone when someone took a picture of packs of bottled water being sold in Houston for $42...

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Daily Dose, Houston, Kevin Durant, Red Velvet, U.S. Open -

I met up with an old high school friend who lives in Argentina Tuesday who doesn’t use Facebook. I hadn’t seen him since then. Do you know how hard it is to catch up with someone who isn’t on social media? It was a looong talk, LOL. A grandma getting jet ski'd out of her […]

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@AP, Disaster Relief, Floods, Houston, Houston Floods, Hurricane Harvey, Natural Disaster, News -

NEW YORK (AP) — Charities are stepping up their donation requests in the wake of Harvey, a severe, Category 4 hurricane that has devastated South Texas and could still lead to worse flooding in the days ahead...

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Beyonce, Carl Thomas, Daily Uplift, Get Lifted, Houston, Hurricane Harvey, J.J. Watt, Kevin Hart -

*This story was updated on Sept. 5. * Celebrities continue to show up for those in need of assistance in the wake of Hurricane Harvey’s devastating impact on Houston. Actor, singer and comedian Jamie Foxx announced last week that there will be a telethon on Sept. 12 to help raise money. The telethon will be […]

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