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Is It Time To Finally Stick a Fork In the Tea Party?

Is It Time To Finally Stick a Fork In the Tea Party?

by Brentin Mock on March 20 2014, 2:53PM

Tea Party may be down, but not out.

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics, Politics

Federal Court Reinstates Parts of Texas Abortion Law

Federal Court Reinstates Parts of Texas Abortion Law

by Von Diaz on November 1 2013, 2:19PM

A federal appeals court voted to reverse last week’s decision to block certain portions of the controversial new Texas abortion law.

Topics: /NOW

Federal Judge Blocks Portion of Texas Abortion Law

Federal Judge Blocks Portion of Texas Abortion Law

by Akiba Solomon on October 28 2013, 4:37PM

Provision that would required abortion providers to have hospital admitting privileges is found unconstitutional

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Fifth Graders Say Teacher Separated Black and White Students, Called Class 'Stupid'

Fifth Graders Say Teacher Separated Black and White Students, Called Class ‘Stupid’

by Aura Bogado on October 24 2013, 12:49PM

“Everything that was going on was racist,” says one parent.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Attorney General Holder Will Sue Texas Over Voter ID Law

Attorney General Holder Will Sue Texas Over Voter ID Law

by Brentin Mock on August 22 2013, 2:05PM

Eric Holder delivers a two-fisted lawsuit to Texas today over its voter ID and redistricting plans.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Melissa Harris-Perry Wears Tampon Earrings on MSNBC

Melissa Harris-Perry Wears Tampon Earrings on MSNBC

by Jamilah King on July 22 2013, 12:26PM

The Texas Legislature better watch out.

Topics: /NOW

SCOTUS Voting Rights Act Decision Might Not Apply to Texas

SCOTUS Voting Rights Act Decision Might Not Apply to Texas

by Brentin Mock on June 27 2013, 8:38PM

Texas was one of the first to run wild after the SCOTUS decision on the Voting Rights Act. A racist redistricting plan may lasso it back in.

Topics: /NOW, Politics, Voting Rights Act

Study: Harris County, Texas Juries Twice As Likely to Demand Death Penalty for Black Defendants Than White

by Julianne Hing on March 13 2013, 3:05PM

The new report was released alongside a new appeal to demand a fair sentencing hearing for death row inmate Duane Buck.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Texas Governor Wants Welfare, Unemployment Applicants To Pee In A Cup

Texas Governor Wants Welfare, Unemployment Applicants To Pee In A Cup

by Seth Freed Wessler on November 16 2012, 8:37AM

Texas is poised to join the drug-testing bandwagon.

Topics: Economy, /NOW, Politics

Texas Trooper Kills Guatemalan Immigrants in Aerial Shooting

Texas Trooper Kills Guatemalan Immigrants in Aerial Shooting

by Jorge Rivas on October 30 2012, 2:41PM

A Texas trooper says he was unaware the truck was carrying passengers. But the Guatemalan Consul doesn’t believe any of it.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Dignity Beyond Voting: Undocumented Immigrants Cast Their Hopes

Dignity Beyond Voting: Undocumented Immigrants Cast Their Hopes

by Aura Bogado on October 25 2012, 9:25AM

Long locked out of the front door to electoral process, undocumented immigrants are creating a window of opportunity.

Topics: Voting Rights, Immigration, Politics

Collateral Damage in the War on Women

Collateral Damage in the War on Women

by Akiba Solomon on October 11 2012, 9:54AM

Poor and uninsured women of color are starting to feel the results after two years of relentless attacks on family planning infrastructure. Akiba Solomon reports from Texas.

Topics: 2012 Election, Gender, Gender & Sexuality, Health, War on Women

Roberts Court May Have Last Word in Long Debate Over Affirmative Action

Roberts Court May Have Last Word in Long Debate Over Affirmative Action

by Victor Goode on October 9 2012, 9:21AM

The Supreme Court has been closing the door on affirmative action since 1978. This week, justices hear the case that many believe will finally slam it shut.

Topics: Affirmative Action, Schools & Youth

Private Prison Company's New Profit Source: Mental Health

Private Prison Company’s New Profit Source: Mental Health

by Seth Freed Wessler on September 6 2012, 10:00AM

The State of Texas is poised to outsource management of a public psychiatric hospital to a company that’s made its billions in the business of private criminal and civil immigration lockup.

Topics: Health

America's Next Top Model 2027: Julián Castro's Daughter Carina Victoria

America’s Next Top Model 2027: Julián Castro’s Daughter Carina Victoria

by Jorge Rivas on September 5 2012, 10:32AM

Watch 3-year-old Carina Victoria Castro steal her dad’s spotlight.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Eduardo Nájera Becomes First Mexican-Born Head Coach Under NBA umbrella

Eduardo Nájera Becomes First Mexican-Born Head Coach Under NBA umbrella

by Jorge Rivas on August 23 2012, 4:15PM

The Texas Legends have named Eduardo Najera the first Mexican-born head coach under the NBA umbrella, pending NBA approval.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Texas' Road To Victory in Its Decades Long Fight Against Voting Rights

Texas’ Road To Victory in Its Decades Long Fight Against Voting Rights

by Brentin Mock on July 12 2012, 10:14AM

In 1944, a landmark Supreme Court decision over Texas’ Jim Crow laws changed the arc of voting history. This week, the case that’s expected to change things again began its trip to the Roberts court.

Topics: Voting Rights, History, Politics

Texas vs. Voting Rights, 1944 to 2012 [Infographic] Infographic

Texas vs. Voting Rights, 1944 to 2012 [Infographic]

by Hatty Lee on July 12 2012, 10:11AM

The state’s current challenge to the Voting Rights Act isn’t new. For decades, it’s put up the nation’s most aggressive fight against federal authority to protect voters of color.

Topics: Voting Rights, History, Politics

Texas Wants to Say Adios to the Voting Rights Act's Authority

Texas Wants to Say Adios to the Voting Rights Act’s Authority

by Aura Bogado on July 10 2012, 4:10PM

200,000 Latinos will turn 18 between now and Election Day. But if they’re in Texas, their right to vote is under threat.

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics

Texas GOP Adopts Platform to Oppose 'Critical Thinking' in Schools

Texas GOP Adopts Platform to Oppose ‘Critical Thinking’ in Schools

by Jorge Rivas on June 29 2012, 12:43PM

The Republican Party of Texas’ recently adopted 2012 platform contains a plank that opposes the teaching of “critical thinking skills” in schools.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

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