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San Jose State Motivational Speaker Files Complaint After Claiming Police Beat Him

A man who gave a motivational speech at San Jose State University in May claims police beat him up afterward.

07/25/2014

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Obama Signs Order To Protect Gay, Transgender Workers

President Barack Obama on Monday gave employment protection to gay and transgender workers in the federal government and its contracting agencies, after being convinced by advocates of what he called the “irrefutable rightness of your cause.”

07/21/2014

Video frame shows CHP officer beating a woman alongside Los Angeles freeway. (David Diaz)

Oakland Civil Rights Lawyer John Burris To Represent Woman Captured On Video Getting Beaten By CHP Officer

Oakland civil rights attorney John Burris has joined the legal team representing a woman who was repeatedly punched by a California Highway Patrol officer while she was pinned down on the side of a Los Angeles freeway.

07/07/2014

President Lyndon Johnson signs Civil Rights Act, July 2, 1964. (White House Press Office)

5 Things To Know About The Civil Rights Act Of 1964

On July 2, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Civil Rights Act of 1964, one of the most significant civil rights achievements in U.S. history.

07/02/2014

US Vice-President Joe Biden  (JOHAN ORDONEZ/Getty Images)

Biden: Protecting Gay Rights Trumps Cultural Traditions

Vice President Joe Biden declared that protecting gay rights is a defining mark of a civilized nation takes precedence over national cultures and social traditions.

06/26/2014

13-year-old Andy Lopez was fatally shot by Sonoma County Sheriff's Deputies on October 22, 2013. (CBS)

Activists Call For Justice Dept. Investigation Of Sonoma Co. Law Enforcement’s Use Of Deadly Force

Civil rights activists and a group of surviving family members of police-related deaths are calling for a U.S. Department of Justice investigation of Sonoma County for what they call “an epidemic of deadly force by police”.

06/24/2014

Maya Angelou Memorial

Poet Maya Angelou Remembered At Memorial Service; Video Highlights

VIdeo highlights from the memorial service for poet, actress, singer and civil rights activist Maya Angelou at Wake Forest; remarks from Oprah Winfrey, first lady Michelle Obama and Pres. Bill Clinton.

06/07/2014

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Napa Becomes Latest CA County To End Jail Immigration Holds Without Probable Cause

The Napa County Department of Corrections is the latest California county to decide against detaining inmates past their release date for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement unless a court finds a probable cause to detain them.

06/06/2014

Yuri Kochiyama print (dignidadrebelde/Creative Commons)

Yuri Kochiyama, Civil Rights Activist And Friend Of Malcom X, Dies At 92 In Berkeley

Civil right activist Yuri Kochiyama, whose photograph famously appeared in Life magazine cradling the head of Malcom X moments after he was shot, has died of natural causes in her Berkeley home.

06/05/2014

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BART Settles Lawsuit: 5 Men Detained With Oscar Grant To Get $175,000

BART has settled a lawsuit brought by five men who were detained with Oscar Grant on the Fruitvale Station platform in Oakland when he was fatally shot.

05/20/2014

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