Berry Gordy Day In Oakland; Motown’s Creator Honored, Appears At City Hall It’s Berry Gordy Jr. Day in the East Bay. The legendary impresario and creator of the Motown Sound was honored in front of hundreds in attendance for a public appearance in Oakland Monday morning.
Larry Magid: Spreading MLK’s Message Through Social Media The Internet as we know it didn’t exist in the days of the Civil Rights Movement or Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, but if it did, how would online activism and social media have affected his message?
2 Bay Area Ministers Recall Historic March On WashingtonOn the eve of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, two high-profile San Francisco ministers recounted their experiences from the civil rights march and rally in Washington, D.C.
USF Professor Recalls Role In King's 'I Have A Dream' SpeechFifty years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his defining “I Have a Dream” speech. A Bay Area man who was one of Dr. King's closest advisors told KPIX 5 the words that made it famous were not even in the final script.
High Court Strikes Down Part Of Voting Rights Act; CA Elections Chief DismayedA deeply divided U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday halted enforcement of the federal government's most potent tool to stop voting discrimination over the past half century, saying it does not reflect racial progress.
Hundreds Of SF City College Students Protest Program ConsolidationHundreds of San Francisco City College students took part in a protest Thursday over the consideration of a cost-cutting plan that would consolidate the school's nine diversity departments.