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.
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.
Group Wants Commitment To Ending Black-On-Black CrimeCommunity activists are calling for a stronger commitment to ending black-on-black crime. The group beleives the effort should begin with local religious leaders and elected officials getting more involved.
Williams: Minority-Student Achievement Gap Too BigEducation Commissioner Michael Williams says Texas' system for rating schools should rely in part on how well districts close achievement gaps between minority and white students.
Ed Com Wants Schools Rated On Minority StudentsTexas' new education commissioner says that a revised system for rating schools should look at how well they close the achievement gap for minority students.
Study: Data Shows Texas Student Performance LaggingTexas students overall just aren't "getting it" in the classroom, according to a new study that challenges the state's policy on student achievement.
Supreme Court To Consider Affirmative Action Policy At UT AustinSix decades after Heman Sweatt made history as the first black law student at UT Austin, his descendants in Dallas are watching the Supreme Court closely for another landmark decision.
Autism Not Diagnosed As Early In Minority ChildrenEarly diagnosis is considered key for autism, but minority children tend to be diagnosed later than white children. Some new work is beginning to try to uncover why -- and to raise awareness of the warning signs so more parents know they can seek help even for a toddler.
Minority Groups Call April 3 Primary UnrealisticMinority groups that claim Texas' new political maps are unfair have asked a three-judge panel to take their time drafting new maps.
Hearing Monday On Temporary District MapsA hearing is scheduled in federal court in South Texas that could determine what district lines can be used temporarily as election officials prepare for next year's primaries.