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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

A San Francisco Police patrol car (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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

California Governor Jerry Brown speaks during a news conference at the Port of Oakland on July 9, 2012 in Oakland. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Melissa Griffin: Gov. Brown’s Tax Campaign Takes Strange Turn

Faced with mounting opposition and additional reports of fiscal mismanagement, California Gov. Jerry Brown’s defense of Proposition 30 tax increase is raising eyebrows.

10/29/2012

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

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