Judges Tosses Out Austin Suit Over Violent ArrestA federal judge has dismissed — at least for now — a lawsuit filed by a black woman who sued Texas' capital city after being thrown to the ground by a white police officer during a traffic stop last year.
Major Rights Groups: Decriminalize Use Of All Illicit DrugsAs Americans debate the expanding campaign to legalize marijuana, two of the nation's most prominent human rights organizations are urging a far bolder step -- the decriminalization of possession and personal use of all illicit drugs.
1966 Texas Basketball Team Among Harvard W.E.B. DuBois Medal HonoreesA civil rights-era Texas basketball team is among the recipients of Harvard University's 2016 W.E.B. Du Bois medals.
Some Civil Rights Sites At Risk Of Being Lost To HistoryFrom a Civil War battlefield where Hispanic Union soldiers fought to birthplaces of civil rights leaders, sites linked to the nation's struggle for racial equality are overlooked, neglected and absent from travel guides.
Judge: Martin Luther King's Bible, Nobel To Go To His EstateA judge signed off on an agreement settling an ownership dispute that had essentially pitted the slain civil rights leader's two sons against their sister.
Court Finds Texas Voter ID Law 'Discriminatory' What Now?An appeals court has dealt the strongest blow yet to Texas' strict voter ID law, ruling that it violates federal protections against discrimination at the ballot box and must be reshaped before November.
Jesse Jackson Condemns Killing Of Dallas OfficersThe civil rights advocate said at a Friday news conference in Chicago that the shootings do not reflect "our struggle for justice whatsoever."
Johnson Publishing Selling Jet, Ebony Magazines To Texas CompanyEbony and Jet magazines, which have chronicled African-American life for the past 71 years, have been sold to an Austin-based private equity firm.
Denton City Council Rejects White Only-Cemetery RestrictionThe Denton City Council has renounced an unenforced 1933 deed requirement at a city cemetery that limited burial plots to white people.
New Book Sheds Light On Muhammad Ali, Malcolm X's FriendshipA new book is shedding light on the secret friendship between boxing great Muhammad Ali and civil rights leader Malcolm X.
104-Year-Old Fort Worth Woman Says She Met MLKMarilyn Lucille Baker was born before women could vote. She grew up in a world with segregated schools and stores and saw people protest when those boundaries were challenged.
Fort Worth Among Cities Chosen For Project On Curbing Racial BiasFort Worth is in a group of six U.S. cities that will participate in a federal pilot program aimed at reducing racial bias and improving ties between law enforcement and communities.