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Charles Bell was stopped by police for walking on wrong side of the street.

Vet Ticketed For Walking On Wrong Side Of Street

Given recent events involving African-Americans like Sandra Bland, he recorded the stop.

07/31/2015

A woman spreads sunscreen on the back of a friend. (credit: MARTIN BERNETTI/AFP/Getty Images)

Summertime & Common Misconceptions About Sunscreen

Prolonged exposure to sun’s ultraviolet rays can cause skin cancer, but it can be prevented by simply wearing sunscreen.

CBS 11–07/29/2015

A man, dressed in a Civil War military uniform, participates in a wreath-laying ceremony commemorating Veterans Day and honoring the Tuskegee Airmen. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Col. Paul Green, Member Of Tuskegee Airmen, Dies At 91

Col. Paul L. Green, one of the Tuskegee Airmen — the legendary black pilots who escorted U.S. aircraft during World War II — has died in a senior care home.

02/26/2015

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New Report Documents History Of American Lynchings

The Equal Justice Initiative, a Montgomery, Alabama-based civil rights organization, released a report Tuesday documenting the history of lynchings and racial terror acts in America.

CBS 11–02/10/2015

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‘Save Our Sons’ Hopes To Stop Negative Judgement Of Black Children

With choirs raising their voices in praise and knees bent in prayer, the African American Pastors Coalition celebrate Dr. King’s legacy by looking forward: challenging the community to ‘Save Our Sons’.

CBS 11–01/19/2015

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DISD Working To Improve Black Student Success

Think of it like Dallas Independent School District education success — in black and white. While the DISD wants all students to succeed test results show something troubling.

CBSDFW.COM–01/15/2015

A photo of 94-year-old Marine Alcee Chriss wearing his Congressional Gold Medal. (credit: Ann Pulliza/CBSDFW.COM)

North Texas WW II Marine Hero Is Living Black History

Senior citizens in Fort Worth know Alcee Chriss as the man who calls raffles and bingo and volunteers to help out with projects like the food bank. But recently, they found out Chriss is living history.

CBS 11–09/04/2014

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Perspectives Of Civil Rights Movement Differ According Age

As an African American man from a different era, former U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk has very different memories of the American civil rights movement.

CBSDFW.COM–04/11/2014

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All-White Dallas Country Club Admits First Black Member

Founded in 1896, the Dallas County Club has never had an African-American member, until now.

CBS 11–02/14/2014

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City Leaders: Race Matters In Sheriff’s Office Appointment

A Dallas County commissioner is taking issue with Sheriff Lupe Valdez regarding the race of a deputy she promoted to her command staff.

CBS 11–11/19/2013

US President Barack Obama speaks about race in the context of the not guilty ruling of George Zimmerman in the killing of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin in February 2012, as he appears at the start of the Daily Press Briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, DC, July 19, 2013.        (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Says Martin ‘Could Have Been Me’ Years Ago

President Barack Obama called on the nation Friday to do some soul searching over the death of Trayvon Martin and the acquittal of his shooter, saying the slain black teenager “could have been me 35 years ago.”

07/19/2013

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Gene Flaws Common In Blacks With Breast Cancer

Gene flaws that raise the risk of breast cancer are surprisingly common in black women with the disease, according to the first comprehensive testing in this racial group.

06/03/2013

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