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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

Students march in protest of alleged hate crimes against an SJSU student, November 21, 2013. (CBS)

Prosecutor Stands By Misdemeanor Charges For SJSU Students Accused Of Hate Crimes

While civil rights groups are calling for four San Jose State University students to be charged with felonies over their alleged racial harassment and abuse of their dorm-mate, Santa Clara County prosecutors are standing by the misdemeanor charges filed.

11/26/2013

Students march during an NAACP protest at San Jose State University, November 25, 2013. (Kiet Do/CBS)

SJSU President Acknowledges Inadequate Response To Student Racial Harassment

San Jose State University’s president is taking personal responsibility for the terrorizing of an African-American student in a campus dorm.

11/25/2013

Students march in protest of alleged hate crimes against an SJSU student, November 21, 2013. (CBS)

NAACP Wants Felony Charges For Students In SJSU Hate Case

Civil rights activists are calling on prosecutors to file felony hate-crime charges against four white students accused of racially abusing a black student at San Jose State University.

11/24/2013

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SFPD Officer Sues City, Accuses Colleagues Of Racial Profiling

A San Francisco police officer has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city, saying he was racially profiled and wrongly arrested by several colleagues who didn’t recognize him.

11/13/2013

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Russell Simmons Apologizes For Harriet Tubman Sex Video

The Hip Hop mogul is apologizing for a parody video of Harriet Tubman in a sex tape that appeared on San Bruno-based YouTube…

08/15/2013

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Lawyer Says Off-Duty SFPD Officer Was Target Of Racial Profiling

An attorney for an off-duty San Francisco police officer who was pulled over and allegedly harassed by other officers in the city’s Bayview District last week said that the incident is “quite disturbing” and an example of racial profiling.

06/04/2013

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Oakland Branch Of NAACP Calls For Public Events To Continue Despite Violence

President George Holland is calling on the community to stand up and fight back following the fatal shooting earlier this month following the First Friday event.

02/14/2013

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