Speaking in Texas, NBA Hall of Famer Bill Russell said Wednesday that gay athletes’ current fight for equality and acceptance reminds him of some of the same struggles black athletes faced in the 1960s.
CBS 11 News is taking time to remember the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act. The action was one part of the long journey to end racial segregation in the city of Dallas.
When Greg Abbott was paralyzed by a fallen tree in 1984, Mark Phariss flew 500 miles to his friend’s bedside.
To this day, one of Dallas native Dr. Bert Moore’s prized possessions is a letter he received from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Moore invited Dr. King, via letter, to speak at SMU and though hesitant it was an invitation King accepted.
Initiated as defiant, sexually daring protests, gay pride parades have become mainstream spectacles patronized by corporate sponsors and straight politicians as they spread nationwide.
Women are about to be allowed into the most demanding—and dangerous units in the nation’s military. And many female veterans say: it’s about time.
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.