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Thursday, June 23rd, 2016 @ 5:00PM

Supreme Court Affirms UT’s Use of Race in College Admissions

Supreme Court affirms UT’s use of race in college admissions – But says school’s work toward diversity must continue DALLAS – Today’s ruling by the United States Supreme Court affirms the use of race as a factor in the University of Texas at Austin’s admissions policy. It ends the litany…

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Thursday, February 11th, 2016 @ 4:59PM

Statement – Regarding incident at Texas A&M University – College Station

DALLAS – Late Tuesday, I received disturbing news from Texas A&M University (TAMU) officials that a group of students from Dallas were subjected to racial epithets while on a campus visit to the university. Sixty junior students from Uplift Hampton Preparatory were approached by white Texas A&M students who made…

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Thursday, January 14th, 2016 @ 4:50PM

More Money Equals Better Roads for Southern Dallas County

DALLAS — Today, the Regional Transportation Council gave preliminary approval for $655.54 million in funding for the Southern Gateway Project that will add capacity to I-35E and U.S. Hwy.67, both major transportation arteries that serve Southern Dallas, Duncanville, Cedar Hill DeSoto and Lancaster. The project will completely rebuild I-35E from…

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Friday, September 25th, 2015 @ 3:33PM

5th Circuit’s Ruling Another Chapter in Texas’ Voter ID Saga Texas Senate

The ruling by the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals marks a victory for many like myself who have said since 2011, that the Voter ID law passed by the Texas Legislature that year was discriminatory. In the struggle to ensure voting rights for poor, minority, elderly, young and next…

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Thursday, July 2nd, 2015 @ 3:38PM

What Part of This History Needs to be Preserved?

DALLAS — Texas made national headlines, ironically on of all days – June 19, when the United States Supreme Court upheld the unanimous, 2011 vote of the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles to deny an application by the Texas Division – Sons of Confederate Veterans to have issued, a license…

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Saturday, June 20th, 2015 @ 3:35PM

Texas Approves Comprehensive Body Camera Law Senator West’s Bill Could Become National Model

DALLAS – Texas State Senator Royce West’s (D-Dallas) efforts have led to the passage of one of the most comprehensive pieces of body camera legislation in the nation into law. Senator West’s Senate Bill 158 establishes statewide policy on the use of body-worn cameras by law enforcement and provides a…

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