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NAACP National Board of Directors Chairman Julian Bond.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Civil Rights Activist, NAACP Board Chairman, Politician Julian Bond Dies At 75

Julian Bond, a civil rights activist and longtime board chairman of the NAACP, died Saturday night.

08/16/2015

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San Francisco Attorney Advocates Policies For Imprisoned Parents

President Obama recently pointed out that mass incarceration is now impacting millions of children, across the U.S. Now, a San Francisco Bay Area criminal defense attorney is working to do something about it, shining a light on a rewarding career path for those interested in criminal law.

08/03/2015

The Confederate flag is seen flying on the Capitol grounds a day after South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley announced that she will call for the Confederate flag to be removed on June 23, 2015 in Columbia, South Carolina. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

NAACP Ends 15-Year Boycott Of South Carolina Now That Confederate Flag No Longer Flies At Statehouse

The NAACP has passed a resolution lifting its 15-year economic boycott of South Carolina, a day after that state took down a Confederate battle flag flying near its Statehouse.

07/11/2015

Dave Chapelle - inset Rachel Dolezal (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images/CBS)

Comedian Dave Chappelle Says Blacks Should Keep Former NAACP Leader Rachel Dolezal

In a commencement address, Dave Chappelle said blacks should go ahead and draft Rachel Dolezal. “I’m sure her rebuttal will be illuminating,” he said.

06/15/2015

A civil rights leader in Washington state is embroiled in a bizarre race controversy. Rachel Dolezal, who leads the Spokane chapter of the NAACP, is being accused of falsely portraying herself as black. Her own parents say she is misrepresenting "major portions of her life." (CBS)

NAACP Chapter President Outed As White By Her Parents; Mocked On Twitter

The head of the NAACP chapter in Spokane, Washington, is facing questions about whether she lied about her racial identity, with her family saying she’s white but has portrayed herself as black.

06/12/2015

Sofitel San Francisco Bay Hotel in Redwood City. (CBS)

Norovirus To Blame For Sickening Over 50 Guests At Redwood City Hotel Last Month

San Mateo County health officials have determined a norovirus outbreak caused more than 50 people at a Redwood City hotel to fall ill last month.

11/10/2014

Sofitel San Francisco Bay Hotel in Redwood City. (CBS)

Dozens Attending NAACP Gala At Redwood City Hotel Sickened After Meal Of Salmon, Salad

More than 50 attendees attending an NAACP gala in Redwood City Saturday evening were sickened by a case of possible food poisoning.

10/28/2014

Downtown San Jose with City Hall in the foreground. (CBS)

Silicon Valley Community Leaders Question Disproportionate Numbers Of Ethnic Minority Kids In Juvenile Justice System

Community leaders in Santa Clara County have kicked off a two-day public forum on what they call a disproportionately high number of kids from an ethnic-minority background in the child welfare and juvenile justice system.

09/16/2014

NAACP Los Angeles Branch President Leon Jenkins attends the NAACP convention - opening press conference on July 22, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images)

Los Angeles Chapter President of NAACP Resigns Over Decision To Honor Donald Sterling

Leon Jenkins resigned on Thursday, following the controversy surrounding the Los Angeles NAACP’s decision to award LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling with a lifetime achievement award.

05/01/2014

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling looks on from his seat during a game against the Utah Jazz at Staples Center on October 23, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Virgin America— Other Firms, Drops L.A. Clippers Sponsorship

The continuing fallout from the racist comments allegedly made by Los Angeles Clippers’ owner Donald Sterling is now affecting the team’s sponsorships. Meanwhile, the NAACP L.A. chapter is revoking an award Sterling was set to get and is returning his donations.

04/28/2014

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