Human Rights


Greg Shames the Sheriff

by Andrea Grimes | Mon, Nov 30, 2015 at 9:03 CST
gold handcuffs by Xander Peters

Life Outside the Box

When Jacqueline Conn lost her job, she found a movement — one that aims to help 70 million Americans with criminal records find a way out of the 'box.'

Essentially, “Ban the Box” is an effort to allow those with past convictions to have their job qualifications and personalities evaluated before discussing ...Read More

Greb Abbott at his election party, 2014 by Andrea Grimes

Blessed are the Cowards

Did God's commandment to turn away people in need get lost in a Gnostic gospel somewhere?

On Monday, Governor Greg Abbott sent a letter to President Obama announcing that Texas will not take in any Syrian refugees following the Paris terror attacks....Read More

Betty Calderon by John Savage

The Waiting Game

With no place to go, many Texans with intellectual disabilities end up on the streets.

As many as 73,000 Texans with intellectual disabilities are on a waiting list to receive home- and community-based services, such as employment assistance, beha...Read More