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.
Complaint: Rule Discriminates Against Minority PlayersA rule adopted during the desegregation era in Kansas to limit out-of-state players on community college basketball and football teams discriminates against minority students, complaints filed with the NAACP allege.
Texas Prosecutor Says He Was Encouraged To Exclude Black JurorsA Texas prosecutor says he was encouraged by his boss to exclude blacks from juries.
Federal Agency: Black Staff Targets Of Racism At Texas PlantFederal authorities have determined that black employees at a Paris, TX food plant were to racial discrimination.
Non-Profit Opening Race Conversations One Dinner At A TimeIn a recent poll, blacks were nearly twice as likely as whites to say important issues raised about race warrant further discussion. A local non-profit is already encouraging those conversations.
Patrons Accuse Uptown Dallas Bar Of DiscriminationHundreds silently surrounded an uptown Dallas bar Wednesday night. The group says Kung Fu Saloon has discriminatory practices. Now, they and former employees have joined together and are calling for city leaders to do something about it.
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.
Claims Of Hiring Discrimination At Dallas VA Medical CenterA team from the Department of Veterans Affairs will look into claims of racism, and discrimination at the North Texas VA Medical Center. The claims were made in a letter from the union that represents employees at the VA.
NAACP LDF To Join Federal Lawsuit Over Texas Voter IDThe NAACP has asked to join the Justice Department's lawsuit to overturn the voter ID law in Texas.