African American Leaders In Plano Praise Hiring Of Ed Drain As Police Chief: '40 Years Ago This Probably Would Have Been Unheard Of'History was made in Plano this week as the city appointed its first African American police chief. Ed Drain will be formally hired by the city council on Monday.
Family: 1 Of 17 Texas County 'Black Girl Magic' Judges DiesOne of the 17 black women elected to seats in Harris County courtrooms last year as part of a "Black Girl Magic" campaign has died.
Texas County Makes History After Swearing In 17 Black Female JudgesIt was history in the making in Harris County where a new year brought the swearing-in of newly elected officials -- among them 17 black female judges.
Minority Candidates See Both Success And Veiled RacismFor all the many successes among candidates of color, the midterm elections also proved to some the enduring power of racism.
'It's Okay To Be White' Signs Pop Up In Fort Worth NeighborhoodPeople in one north Fort Worth neighborhood woke up Thursday morning to several signs with a head-scratching message on them.
North Texan Gets 1 Year In Prison For Threatening African American Neighbors In His Apartment ComplexGlenn Halfin, 64, pleaded guilty to interfering with housing rights after he repeatedly threatened and intimidated an African American family living in the apartment above him because of their race.
GOP Campaign Aide Reportedly Trashed Black People On Social MediaNews outlets report that Rick Shaftan, who is working for Corey Stewart's Senate campaign, has posted disparaging comments about African Americans on social media in past years.
Rachel Dolezal Accused Of Welfare Fraud After Race ScandalA former NAACP leader in Washington state whose life unraveled after she was exposed as a white woman pretending to be black has been charged with welfare fraud.
Florida Teacher Tells Class African Americans Are "Not Worth" DatingA teacher in Florida has been suspended after he repeatedly used the N-word in class, and told his students not to date African Americans "because they are not worth it."
NASA Bumps Astronaut Off Space Station Flight In Rare MoveNASA has bumped an astronaut off an upcoming spaceflight, a rare move for the space agency so close to launch.
Cleburne School District Apologizes For Slurs During Football BroadcastThe broadcaster referred to the Seguin players as the "cougroes," an apparent conflation of the school mascot and the word negro.