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Shaq and Houston Cop Help Pay for Jazmine Barnes' Funeral

The Houston Sheriff's Office has released a sketch of the gunman suspected of killing the 7-year-old girl.

GoFundMe page

Professional athletes, police officers and civil rights activists are stepping up to make sure 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes has the proper funeral and to ensure her killer is brought to justice.

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Reward Offered for Capture of Jazmine Barnes' Killer

$35,000 has been offered for any information leading to Jazmine Barnes' murderer. It will not bring her back, but hopefully, she will receive justice.

Jazmine Barnes

A car trip early over the weekend before the new year ended in tragedy following the death of seven-year-old Jazmine Barnes.

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Rice University Waives Tuition for Low-Income and Middle-Class Students

Could this start a trend towards universal education for all American students?

Rice University, a private 4-year university in Houston, TX., has decided to award scholarships that will cover the cost of tuition to students from low-income and middle-income families starting next fall.

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Unarmed Black Man With Pants Around His Ankles Fatally Shot by Deputy: Video

"You could have clearly Tased him. He wasn't trying to hit you. He wasn't trying to shoot you. He wasn't trying to do anything," said the victim's sister.

HOUSTON POLICE DEPARTMENT

The moments leading up to the fatal shooting of an unarmed Black man were captured on video by a witness to the tragedy.

Danny Ray Thomas, 34, was shot and killed by a sheriff's deputy in Houston, Texas, with his pants around his ankles.

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Toyota: Helping Houston Rebuild Homes, Lives Faster

Disaster resilience and recovery non-profit SBP shares Toyota production system knowledge to speed recovery.

The Garcia family joins with SBP, Toyota, AmeriCorps and many other supporters for a welcome home celebration and ribbon-cutting. / TOYOTA

Toyota Motor North America is No. 34 on the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies list

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Michelle Obama Dresses as Beyoncé for Birthday Photo Tribute

The former first lady joined 17 other women in a tribute to the singer on her birthday that also aims to raise money for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.

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Michelle Obama has left the internet buzzing after her participation in a photo tribute to Beyoncé Knowles in light of the singer's birthday.

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Black UFC Fighter Rescues Man with Confederate Flag from Harvey Floodwaters

"He wanted to take the flag with him, and he just apologized and said, 'Man, I'll sit in the back of your truck,'" Derrick Lewis said.

Derrick Lewis

In an act of humanity during Hurricane Harvey, Houston resident and UFC heavyweight fighter Derrick Lewis used his Chevy truck to rescue residents trapped by rising floodwaters, but said he encountered a man who insisted on bringing along his Confederate battle flag — a symbol of the country's legacy of slavery and racism.

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Texas Teacher Gives Student 'Most Likely to Become a Terrorist' Award

The Anthony Aguirre Junior High teacher also gave a Black student a "Most Likely to Blend in with White People" award.

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A teacher at Anthony Aguirre Junior High, located in Channelview, Texas, near Houston, thought it would be funny to award her 13-year-old honors student with a certificate stating she is "Most Likely to Become a Terrorist."

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Armed 'White Lives Matter' Group Protests at NAACP in Houston

Organizer Ken Reed said amid Confederate flags, "Obviously we're exercising our Second Amendment rights but that's because we have to defend ourselves."

Organizer Ken Reed said amid Confederate flags, "Obviously we're exercising our Second Amendment rights but that's because we have to defend ourselves."

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