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Rev. Williams Owens (first on right) (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Rev. William Owens Confronts Barack Obama On Same-Sex Marriage

Rev. William Owens takes great issue with Obama’s linkage of Dr. King’s civil rights movement of the past to the current gay rights movement regarding same-sex marriage. Owens says that King embraced traditional religion, and he strongly suggests that King would not want his civil rights’ mission altered to include same-sex marriage.

08/03/2012

File photo: Mitt Romney and John Sununu (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Opinion: Learn To Be An American

One day after Rush Limbaugh called on W. Mitt Romney to use racist attacks against the President, Romney dispatched campaign surrogate John Sununu to deliver a message to the first African American President of the United States: we will teach you how to be an American.

07/18/2012

Mitt Romney (Photo credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Romney’s Speech To NAACP A Cynical Play For White Votes

Romney had an opportunity to open a dialogue with the NAACP. Instead he talked about denying civil rights to a civil rights organization and spoke in condescending and paternalistic terms about being a better president for African Americans than Barack Obama. It was a clear and cynical play for white votes.

07/12/2012

The family and supporters of a man arrested at San Francisco International Airport in June after allegedly ignoring instructions to pull up his sagging pants on a U.S. Airways flight are at the airport Wednesday, August 3, 2011 to seek an apology. (KCBS/Holly Quan)

Protests Grow Over SFO Saggy Pants Arrest

The family and supporters of a man arrested at San Francisco International Airport in June after allegedly ignoring instructions to pull up his sagging pants on a U.S. Airways flight were headed to the airport Wednesday to seek an apology.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/03/2011

Screen shot from a video that shows US Airways passenger Deshon Marman talking to the pilot and a San Francisco Police officer after he was ordered to pull up his sagging pants.  (YouTube/SF Chronicle)

San Francisco NAACP Wants Apology For Saggy Pants Arrest

The civil rights group is accusing the carrier of racial profiling after a 20-year-old Bay Area man was arrested for not pulling up his saggy pants before boarding an airplane.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/18/2011

Deshon Marman was pulled from a US Airways flight from SFO because he refused a flight attendant’s request to pull up his sagging pants. (CBS)

Rally Held For Saggy Pants Man Removed From SFO Flight

At Tuesday afternoon’s rally in support of Deshon Marman, his family, friends and other backers questioned the police version of the events, and called on U.S. Airways to apologize to him.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/12/2011

Screen shot from a video that shows US Airways passenger Deshon Marman talking to the pilot and a San Francisco Police officer after he was ordered to pull up his sagging pants.  (YouTube/SF Chronicle)

NAACP Claims Racism In SFO Arrest Of ‘Saggy Pants’ Football Player

The removal of a black college football player from a U.S. Airways flight and subsequent arrest in connection with his sagging pants was decried as racist Friday by his mother and local NAACP officials.

CBS San Francisco–06/24/2011

Oakland police cruisers (CBS)

NAACP Meets With Oakland Police After Allegations Of Excessive Force

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People held a hearing Thursday in Oakland over issues of excessive force by police.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–12/16/2010

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (AP)

Lobbyists To Host Schwarzenegger Farewell Party

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is leaving office just as he came in — with a party paid for by outside interest groups.

CBS San Francisco–12/06/2010

Prison bars, generic, crime

NAACP Pushes For Justice Reform In Bay Area, California

The NAACP is launching a rolling billboard campaign around California to drum up support for federal legislation for a Blue Ribbon Commission to review the entire criminal justice system.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–09/23/2010

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