Female Candidates See Early Boost In Texas PrimaryPredictions of a historic wave of female candidates on the ballot in November received an early boost after the nation's first primary this week in Texas, with a record number of women advancing in congressional and state legislative races.
NBA Players Take Steps Toward Equality In Limited Edition SneakersStarting with MLK Day and coinciding with Black History Month, NBA players and shoe companies are honoring the past and creating a dialogue about the future through footwear.
Erasing The Gender Pay Gap; One Ask At A TimeEconomists say on average, for every dollar that men earn, women earn roughly $.79 -- and the gap is even wider for women of color.
Texas Senate Bans Some Insurance Coverage Of AbortionThe Texas Senate has approved a bill prohibiting coverage of abortion by some health insurance plans in Texas — despite similar efforts stalling previously.
Report: Black America Doing Much Better Than 40 Years AgoAfrican-Americans are doing about the same as they have in previous years as the nation rises out of the Great Recession, and much better than they did when the National Urban League issued its first "State of Black America" report 40 years ago.
Best North Texas Counties For Poor Kids To Break Poverty CycleA new study shows that Johnson and Wise Counties are great places for kids to grow up… especially low-income kids who are hoping to break out of the poverty cycle.
Russell Says Gay Athletes Face Old QuestionsSpeaking 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.
A Look Back At The Civil Rights Act In DallasCBS 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.
Gay Marriage Fight Pits Texas AG vs. Gay FriendWhen Greg Abbott was paralyzed by a fallen tree in 1984, Mark Phariss flew 500 miles to his friend's bedside.
U.T. Dallas Professor A Part Of Civil Rights HistoryTo 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.
Too Edgy? Too Tame? Gay Pride Parades Spark DebateInitiated as defiant, sexually daring protests, gay pride parades have become mainstream spectacles patronized by corporate sponsors and straight politicians as they spread nationwide.
Military Changes Policy On Women In Combat, Special-OpsWomen 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.