Lawyer Argues Texas Dragging Death A 'Drug Deal Gone Bad'One of three white men convicted in the 1998 East Texas dragging death of a black man is arguing in an appeal that the killing was a "backwoods drug deal gone bad" and not racially motivated.
Foundation To Award Some $24 Million To Fight Racism In U.S.One of America's largest philanthropic foundations announced Wednesday that it will award about $24 million in grants to organizations in Dallas, 12 other cities and one state to help fight racism.
Legal Rulings Could Force Texas Back Into Federal OversightA run of legal defeats over its voting laws means Texas could risk becoming the first state forced back into federal oversight since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down key parts of the Voting Rights Act four years ago.
Judge Again Finds Discrimination In Texas' Voter ID LawA judge has again ruled that Republican lawmakers in Texas deliberately designed a strict voter ID law to disadvantage minorities and effectively dampen their growing electoral power.
Report: Car Insurance Rates Much Higher In Minority AreasA new report suggests that people living in urban minority neighborhoods could be paying as much as 30 percent more for car insurance, but an industry group says the report's findings are flawed.
Lawsuit: Pickens' Ex-Wife Asked Chef For 'Black People Food'Madeleine Pickens wanted the African-American chef she recruited from the country club she owns in Southern California to cook "black people food" — not "white people food" — at her rural Nevada dude ranch and wild horse sanctuary, according to a federal lawsuit accusing her of racial discrimination.
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.