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Diane Tran, Jailed Texas Honor Student, Turns Down 100K

Earlier this week Diane Tran made national headlines after a Texas judge threw 17-year-old teen in jail for missing school.

Texas Judge Throws Working High School Student in Jail

A judge threw a 17-year-old 11th grade honor student n jail for tardiness and truancy at school but there is a lot more to the story.

Texas Rapper: Number One Thing A Rapper Shouldn't Say, 'Gay is Okay'

Born and raised in El Paso, Texas, the Latino rapper wants gay youth to know that “It doesn’t just get better, it gets awesome, homie.”

Immigrant Family Detention Could Return to Texas

In 2009, the federal government stopped detaining families in Texas and cancelled plans to build new family detention facilities as advocates made clear that the practice was inhumane.

Rick Perry, GOP's Most Viable Candidate for Latino Vote Drops Out of Race

Texas Governor and Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry announced his withdrawal from the presidential race on Thursday.

Sarah Silverman Organizes 'Live From Niggerhead' Comedy Show

Some see a disaster. But Silverman sees a teachable moment.

Justice John Paul Stevens' Only Regret: Texas Death Penalty Vote

The retired judge says that his 1977 vote to reinstate the Texas death penalty isn’t something he’s proud of.

Rick Perry's Deeply Flawed Brand of Texas Justice

The GOP favorite may want to appear tough on crime, but from immigration to capital punishment, his record in Texas has quite a few bad marks.

Eric Holder Calls Texas Suspensions of Black Students A 'Wake-up Call'

The comments were in response to a report that found black and Latino students were punished at higher rates than their classmates.

Javier Sicilia's Poetry in Motion Against the U.S.-Mexico Drug Wars

After losing his son to drug violence, a renowned Mexican artist set out on a cross-country trek to dramatize the death that our failed, militaristic response to narcotics has spawned.

Texas Rep. Luna Hernandez Shares Story of Growing Up Undocumented

For her, the debate over HB 12 is a matter of personal privilege.

More Horrific Details Emerge in Cleveland, Texas Gang Rape

The attacks reportedly happened over the course of several months.

After Cleveland, Texas: Eight Ways Black Men Can Fight Rape

Anti-rape activist Dr. R’Leureux Lewis gives black men simple (and not-so-simple) ways to interrupt rape culture–and break down the negative stereotypes that help fuel it.

The Gang Rape of a Latina 6th Grader, and a Horrific Community Response

Eighteen black boys and men are accused of gang-raping an 11-year-old Latina in this small East Texas town. What now?