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Harry LaRosiliere Wins Historic Election In Plano

Former City Council member Harry LaRosiliere has won the election for Mayor in Plano.

05/11/2013

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Bowl-Bound Teams Show Academic Progress

A study of 70 schools selected for college football bowl games this season shows they maintained high academic progress, but the gap between African-American and white players persists.

12/03/2012

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Dallas Billboard Claims MLK Was A Republican

Martin Luther King Jr. was a pastor and civil rights pioneer. And two Dallas billboards claim he was a Republican too.

CBS 11–10/25/2012

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Opinion: Black-on-Black Racism During The Presidential Campaign

While it is reported that 94% or more of African-Americans support President Barack Obama over Mitt Romney in the upcoming national presidential election, the rarely-spoken question is: Are many African-Americans only voting for Obama because he’s black?

10/15/2012

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Supreme Court To Consider Affirmative Action Policy At UT Austin

Six decades after Heman Sweatt made history as the first black law student at UT Austin, his descendants in Dallas are watching the Supreme Court closely for another landmark decision.

CBS 11–10/09/2012

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Opinion: The Unreported Racism Of The 2012 Election: 0% Of African-Americans Support Romney

The media keeps suggesting that the racism regarding candidates has to do with whites not wanting to vote for a black man, even though Barack Obama won a presidential election with a great amount of white support in 2008. What the media isn’t talking about is the NBC-Wall Street survey results which say that there are basically no black supporters for the Caucasian candidate, Mitt Romney, in 2012.

09/11/2012

25th United States Colored Troops, Company C or G at Camp William Penn in February 1864. (credit: People of the University of Virginia)

Texas Historian Highlights Roles Of Black Civil War Vets

Blacks fought in the Civil War, surprisingly on the side of the Confederacy, many of them from Texas, Palestine historian Norris White Jr. said his research shows. They are the “black forgotten Confederates.”

09/03/2012

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Opinion: Obama Fails To Address Black America’s Disappointments With His Presidency

Many who supported Obama in 2008 did so because they believed that he would help black Americans. The criticism four years later is that having a black president in the White House hasn’t helped African Americans at all.

08/09/2012

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Voters Keep Eye On 33rd Congressional District Race

A political race that’s catching a lot of attention in North Texas is the new 33rd Congressional District. The winner will represent parts of Dallas, Arlington, and Fort Worth.

05/23/2012

A courtside seat at UTA's Texas Hall showing the school atheltic logo (CBSDFW.com photo/Ryan Crowe)

UTA Creates African American Studies Program

Dr. Maxwell C. Scarlett’s biography is punctuated by firsts.

04/29/2012

A rally was held for slain teen Trayvon Martin at City Hall in Dallas on March 24, 2012. (Credit: Jason Allen/KTVT)

Students Don Hoodies During Silent March At SMU For Slain Fla. Teen

Seventeen-year-old Trayvon Martin may have been killed a thousand miles away in Florida, but for students taking part in a candlelight vigil at SMU Monday night, Martin’s death hits close to home and close to their hearts.

03/26/2012

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Black Girls Run! On the Move To Get Women Healthy

CBS 11 News followed a running group you may have spotted in Fort Worth’s Cowtown Marathon this past weekend. Black Girls Run! is a group of North Texas women who are on the move to get African American women healthy.

02/27/2012

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