Texas Fights Judicial Move That Would Require Voting Map ApprovalA federal court is considering whether the state of Texas can be trusted to make new voting maps after it found racial discrimination in the initial maps that solidified Republican power.
White Supremacist To Be Executed For East Texas Dragging Death Of Black ManIt's been nearly 21 years since John William King was convicted of leading a group of white men who chained James Byrd Jr. to the back of a pickup and dragged him for miles. Tonight he's set to die.
Family Honors Man Dragged To Death In Jasper, Texas 20 Years LaterRelatives have dedicated a bench to honor a black man who was chained to a pickup truck and dragged to his death in East Texas 20 years ago.
Commitment To MLK's Unfinished Work Remains 50 Years LaterDr. Martin Luther King's legacy continues, evident today in a new generation protesting many of the same issues the civil rights leader confronted 50 years ago: inequality, police brutality and poverty.
Winnie Mandela, Nelson Mandela's Ex-Wife, Dies At 81Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, the ex-wife of former South African leader Nelson Mandela who was a political force and contentious figure in her own right, has died at the age of 81.
Lawsuit Probing How UT Handled Applewhite Misconduct CaseA lawsuit by former women's track coach Bev Kearney against the school is probing how University of Texas administrators investigated campus sexual allegations against former football assistant Major Applewhite.
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.
Texas Prosecutor Says He Was Encouraged To Exclude Black JurorsA Texas prosecutor says he was encouraged by his boss to exclude blacks from juries.