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Barack Obama (Photo credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Obama Fails To Address Black America’s Disappointments With His Presidency

Many who supported Obama in 2008 did so because they believed that he would help black Americans. The criticism four years later is that having a black president in the White House hasn’t helped African Americans at all.

08/09/2012

A California polling place

Former SF Mayor Willie Brown Voices Vote Suppression Concerns

Former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown is sounding the alarm about what he says is an attempt to suppress the African American vote. And, he used a weekend conference in San Francisco of the black sorority Alpha Kappa Alpha to rally people to the polls.

07/23/2012

Students walk to class at UC Berkeley (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Cal Men’s Basketball Team Deals With Low Graduation Rate

The NBA draft was held Thursday night, but the dream of being drafted is distant for most athletes who play college ball.

06/28/2012

The ORACLE Racing AC45 catamarans practice near the Golden Gate Bridge on February 21, 2012 in San Francisco, California. The AC45 is the forerunner to the AC72, which teams will race in the Louis Vuitton Cup and America's Cup finals in 2013 in San Francisco. The AC45 will be featured at the America's Cup World Series.   (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Black Sailing Group Sues Over SF America’s Cup Exclusion

An African American sailing group is suing San Francisco’s Golden Gate Yacht Club for the right to challenge Oracle Racing as the United States representative to the upcoming America’s Cup.

06/19/2012

A display inside a teacher's meeting room at Julia Baldwin Elementary in San Jose shows African-American and Latino boys with the slogan "Keeping Our Black and Brown Boys in Mind." (CBS)

SJ Principal Defends ‘Brown Boys’ Message Board

An anonymous email sent to CBS 5 Wednesday criticized a staffroom board that reminds teachers to keep “our black and brown boys in mind” as racist. But the principal of that school said the board is not racism, and isn’t going anywhere.

05/31/2012

A display inside a teacher's meeting room at Julia Baldwin Elementary in San Jose shows African-American and Latino boys with the slogan "Keeping Our Black and Brown Boys in Mind." (CBS)

San Jose District Accused Of Racism Over Photo Displays In Schools

Controversy is brewing at a San Jose school district over displays of African-American and Latino boys placed in teacher’s meeting rooms.

05/30/2012

Tuskegee Airmen arrive at the 43rd NAACP Image Awards held at The Shrine Auditorium on February 17, 2012 in Los Angeles. (Mark Davis/Getty Images for NAACP Image Awards)

Tuskegee Airmen Honored At San Francisco Documentary Screening

Several Tuskegee Airmen were in San Francisco Tuesday night to attend a screening of a documentary that tells the story…

02/22/2012

(CBS)

Lost Boys: Guiding African American Boys Away From Violence

Last year, 13 Oakland public school students were murdered, 11 of them were African American boys. To stem the epidemic of gun violence, the Oakland School District launched a class that teaches African American manhood development.

12/01/2011

(CBS)

Antioch To Settle Lawsuit Claiming Police Harassment Of Black Section 8 Renters

The city of Antioch agreed to pay $360,000 to settle a class action lawsuit alleging police formed a special unit to target and harass black residents who received subsidized rent.

10/26/2011

Oakland police cruisers (CBS)

Phil Matier: Oakland Police Accused Of Drawing Guns Too Often On Black Suspects

Oakland police officers are often too quick to draw their guns, especially when confronting African-American suspects, according to a federal court monitor.

09/21/2011

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