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'Fixer Upper' Host Opens Up About 'Divided' Humanity In Blog Post

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 01.04.2017 | Queer Voices

“Fixer Upper” co-host Chip Gaines appeared to break his silence over reports that he and his wife, Joanna, attend a church that denounces homosexu...

10 Things I Learned on a Road Trip from Texas to Oklahoma and Arkansas

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 05.05.2016 | Black Voices
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

On April 29th my father turned 84, and his sister, my aunt, turned 90 the same day. I attended the celebrations by flying into Austin and taking a roa...

How Students Decorated Their Dorm Rooms In 1900

Mashable | Annum Masroor | Posted 04.13.2016 | College

Established in 1845 by the final Congress of the Republic of Texas, Baylor University in Waco is the state’s oldest continually operating university...

Here's What The Waco And Ruby Ridge Standoffs Taught The Feds About Oregon

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 01.04.2016 | Politics

Will the showdown in Burns, Oregon, end with bloodshed, the way similar incidents in Ruby Ridge, Idaho, and Waco, Texas, did in the 1990s? Not accordi...

Nightmare in Waco: Bikers' Sans Justice

Candy Chand | Posted 12.11.2016 | Crime
Candy Chand

"Speak up for the ones who cannot speak for themselves. Ensure justice for those being crushed." --Proverbs 31:8 Law and order, not tempered by jus...

Waco Biker Injustice

Candy Chand | Posted 11.26.2016 | Crime
Candy Chand

On May 17, 2015, numerous motorcycle groups met in Waco, Texas for a Confederation of Club's joint meeting. Scheduled at a Twin Peaks restaurant, they set out to discuss laws, mutual rules, and common ground. It would be hard to anticipate that lunch with fellow bikers (which included a mix of 1 percenter outlaw, U.S. Veteran and Christian groups) would turn into bloody mayhem.

Cops Release Surveillance Video Of Deadly Waco Biker Gang Shootout

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.29.2015 | Crime

Newly released surveillance video of the deadly biker shootout in Waco, Texas, earlier this year shows brawny men hitting the floor and scrambling for...

Louisiana Hospital Sends Pizza To ER Staff Treating Oregon Shooting Victims

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 12.28.2016 | Good News

A simple gesture brought a moment of comfort to a hospital staff dealing with tragedy. While caring for victims of the Umpqua Community College shooti...

Texas, The Sequel: The State That Continues to Provide the National News and Late Night TV Plenty of Material

Gerry Myers | Posted 06.29.2016 | Politics
Gerry Myers

Between March and June, 2015, making national news seemed to be a frequent occurrence for Texas as Austin, Garland, Waco, Overton, and McKinney experienced unprecedented media coverage. Meanwhile, as the Tea Party conservatives maintained control of the legislature, Texas also gained notoriety in many other areas.

REPORT: Law Enforcement Tracked Military Officers' Links To Biker Gangs

First Look | Posted 05.22.2015 | Politics

Nuclear power plant technicians, senior military officers, FBI contractors and an employee of “a highly-secretive Department of Defense agency” wi...

Waco Biker Mayhem Again Raises the Fierce Racial Double Standard

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.21.2016 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The bulging numbers of blacks in America's jails and prisons seem to reinforce the wrong-headed perception that crime and violence in America invariably comes with a young, black male face. The brutal reality is that Waco won't change that. It will be the proverbial one day in, one day out news story.

Hyper-Masculinity, Twin Peaks, & Gendered Violence

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 05.21.2016 | Crime
Warren J. Blumenfeld

While is it common knowledge that dogs, in particular male dogs, urine scent mark their territories, human males often mark their territories in other forms more noxious and poisonous than urine.

New Video Evidence Emerges In Waco Biker Shooting

Associated Press | NOMAAN MERCHANT, DAVID WARREN, EMILY SCHMALL | Posted 05.20.2015 | Crime

WACO, Texas (AP) — As gunfire broke out in the parking lot of a Texas restaurant, dozens of motorcycle riders ran inside seeking cover and tried to ...

Former PBOL (Proud Bandido Old Lady) On the Culture and Lifestyle of the Bandidos Biker Gang

Quora | Posted 05.19.2016 | Crime

Being a female, I can only describe what it was like being in the one-percenter culture, but not the actual club. Members must be men. But make no mistake, women who are the wives or girlfriends of these men still spend a great deal of time around club members doing club stuff.

Hundreds Of Weapons Found At Scene Of Texas Biker Gang Battle

Reuters | Posted 05.20.2016 | Crime

(Updates with statement from restaurant, paragraphs 10-11) By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas, May 20 (Reuters) - About 120...

Texas Lawmakers Push To Expand Gun Rights After Biker Melee

The Guardian | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics

A shootout on Sunday afternoon in Waco, Texas, killed nine people, injured 18 more and resulted in authorities in the city charging 170 members of fiv...

Transforming Our Police Forces: One Student's Vision for Transformation and Leadership

Carol J. Carter | Posted 05.18.2016 | Impact
Carol J. Carter

Whether the location is urban or rural, America is embroiled in racial setbacks which aren't characteristic of progress we've made on other fronts. Here is a person who gives me hope and who I hope will be an inspiration to you as well as we commit to move forward positively and proactively.

The Fiery Cage and the Lynching Tree, Brutality's Never Far Away

Bill Moyers | Posted 04.08.2015 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Jesse Washington was just one black man to die horribly at the hands of white death squads. Between 1882 and 1968 -- 1968! -- there were 4,743 recorded lynchings in the U.S. About a quarter of them were white people, many of whom had been killed for sympathizing with black folks. My father, who was born in 1904 near Paris, Texas, kept in a drawer that newspaper photograph from back when he was a boy of thousands of people gathered as if at a picnic to feast on the torture and hanging of a black man in the center of town. On a journey tracing our roots many years later, my father choked and grew silent as we stood near the spot where it had happened. Yes, it was hard to get back to sleep the night we heard the news of the Jordanian pilot's horrendous end. ISIS be damned! I thought. But with the next breath I could only think that our own barbarians did not have to wait at any gate. They were insiders. Home grown. Godly. Our neighbors, friends, and kin. People like us.

David Lohr

Nevada Rancher Warns Land Dispute With BLM 'Could Turn Into' Next Waco | David Lohr | Posted 04.11.2014 | Crime

Carol Bundy, the wife of a Nevada rancher locked in a tense standoff with federal rangers, warns the ongoing dispute could escalate to the point of a ...

Forty Days in an Orange Jumpsuit: A Lawyer/Pastor Wears Prison Garb for Lent

Jeanne Bishop | Posted 05.10.2014 | Religion
Jeanne Bishop

Our faith is done a disservice by ministers who seek to have the most, rather than seek out those with the least. Kent's act does what ministry should: challenge, inform and enliven our faith lives.

A Farmer's Perspective on the Texas Fertilizer Explosion

John W. Boyd Jr. | Posted 06.19.2013 | Green
John W. Boyd Jr.

As a fourth-generation farmer, growing corn, wheat and soybeans across three counties in Southside Virginia, I cannot be oblivious to the news of death and destruction our essential business can experience.

Atlas Has Shrugged: West, Texas

James Moore | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics
James Moore

West, Texas might be the latest failure of our commitment to provide the resources to protect our communities and our environment but there is no shortage of similar examples. The BP well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico, which continues to destroy sea life, was a product of lax enforcement, infrequent inspection caused by staffing shortages, and an intermingling of personnel between the regulated industry and the federal oversight agency. Generations from now the Gulf of Mexico will still be suffering and people may find it hard to understand what we allowed to happen in order to hold down our tax burden and to let industry create jobs and find energy without government meddling. How many times do we have to see these images and fail to connect cause and effect?

A Loss of Perspective

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

The more perspective and understanding we have on life, and the less we play into their hands and let people who want to terrorize us have their way, whether domestic or foreign, the better we honor loss -- all loss -- and ourselves.

Pearl Harbor Survivor Dies On Anniversary Of Attack

The Republic | Posted 12.08.2011 | Fifty

World War II veteran Frank Curre died Wednesday, exactly 70 years after surviving the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. Curre, who served in the Navy, ...

Lucas Kavner

How Malick Built A Family In 'Tree Of Life' | Lucas Kavner | Posted 08.10.2011 | Arts

While a great deal of attention has been paid to the asteroids, opera, dinosaurs, and lava-spewing volcanoes that pepper long stretches of Terrence Ma...