| Jun 26, 2013
When the Supreme Court decided to send its latest hot potato of an affirmative action case back to a lower court for further review, civil rights veteran Julian Bond gave me a two-word reaction: "They punted."
Translation for non-sports fans: They...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 12:10 PM
Supporters of affirmative action breathed a nervous sigh of relief last week when the Supreme Court essentially punted on a case that some had feared would have led to a gutting of racial preferences in admissions to state universities. But even if the...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 1:49 PM
On Wednesday, Texas is scheduled to execute its 500th prisoner since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976 — and the inmate is a woman.
Kimberly McCarthy, 52, a former occupational therapist, was convicted and sentenced to death in 1998 in the...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 2:59 PM
WASHINGTON - Defying widespread expectations that they were on the brink of doing away with affirmative action in higher education, the Supreme Court justices Monday upheld using race as a factor in admissions decisions but said colleges and...
| Jun 25, 2013
"In order to get beyond racism, we must first take account of race."
— Justice Harry Blackmun, 1978
"The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race."
— Chief Justice John Roberts, 2007...
| May 1, 2013
| 3:05 AM
Anne Wilkes Tucker is currently the Gus and Lyndall Wortham Curator of Photography at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston where she has worked since 1976. She founded the Photography Department at the museum that now has a collection of over 28,000...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 2:32 PM
Young artists looking to break into comics might want to take a page from David Marquez. Based in Austin, Texas, ......
| Jan 27, 2013
United Way of Washington County
United Way of Washington County recently welcomed three new staff members.
Kathy Saxman has been named the director of community impact and investments. She began her new role Jan. 2.
Jennifer Marlatt is United Way&...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 2:30 AM
"Happy New Year! An unnamed tutelary angel is called the Angel of Media. This angel became corrupted through "national bias," or so it says in "The Dictionary of Angels."
Such a thought makes a lot of sense, but an Angel of Media would be too cynical...
| Dec 25, 2012
The site where Michael Reese Hospital once stood isn't much to look at, just a 37-acre swath of overgrown land in Bronzeville, behind a shoddy chain-link fence.
Developers are itching to build a casino or perhaps a sports entertainment complex on the...
| May 3, 2013
| 4:16 PM
The Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College has been awarded an Interpretive Fellowship at Art Museums from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. The museum is one of only seven recipients nationwide given this honor; the others are the Metropolitan...