Civil Rights Pioneer, 'Freedom Rider' Bruce Boynton Dies, At 83Bruce Carver Boynton, a civil rights pioneer from Alabama who inspired the landmark “Freedom Rides” of 1961 that helped dismantle segregation in the South, died Monday. He was 83.
San Francisco Artist, Former Black Panther, Influenced Civil Rights Movement for GenerationsSix decades on, the art of Emory Douglas, once known as the "Minister of Culture" for the Black Panthers is back in focus following recent social justice protests.
WATCH LIVE: Memorial Service In Selma For Rep. John LewisThe late U.S. Rep. John Lewis will cross Selma’s Edmund Pettus Bridge for the final time Sunday as remembrances continue for the civil rights icon.
Civil Rights Leaders: Black Lives Matter Movement Needs Tighter FocusSome veteran civil rights leaders in the Bay Area fear the Black Lives Matter movement lacks focus and, at times, has undermined its own message.
Congressman John Lewis, Civil Rights Leader, Dies At 80John Lewis, a lion of the civil rights movement whose bloody beating by Alabama state troopers in 1965 helped galvanize opposition to racial segregation, and who went on to a long and celebrated career in Congress, died. He was 80.
Coca Cola Joins Facebook, Twitter Ad Boycott Over Hate Speech ContentBeverage giant Coca Cola has announced it was pulling millions of dollars in advertising earmarked for social media giants Facebook, Twitters and others for at least the month of July over their handing of hate speech.
South Bay NAACP President Teaches Civil Rights-Era Non-Violence To New Generation Of ProtestersProtests raging across the county over the death of George Floyd have sparked a debate over violent and non-violent activism that has been burning since the 60s and 70s civil rights era.
Pioneering San Francisco LGBT Activist Phyllis Lyon Dies At Age 95One of the pioneering civil rights activists for the LGBT movement, San Francisco resident Phyllis Lyon died of natural causes at age 95 on Thursday, according to posts on social media.
Civil Rights Leader Rev. Joseph Lowery Who Co-Founded SCLC With MLK Dies, At 98The Rev. Joseph E. Lowery, a veteran civil rights leader who helped the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and fought against racial discrimination, died Friday, a family statement said. He was 98.
Gov. Newsom Asked To Pardon Late Gay Rights Leader RustinThe California Legislature’s LGBTQ and black caucuses on Tuesday asked Gov. Gavin Newsom to posthumously pardon a civil rights leader who was jailed for having gay sex nearly 70 years ago.
'Ladies In Red' Planning A Civil Rights Tour'Ladies in Red' members Brenda Knight and Dora Smith talk to BR host Christin Ayers about the group's upcoming Civil Rights Tour and shares memories of past trips and events.
Palo Alto Man Files Suit Over Alleged Attack By Police During 2018 ArrestA Palo Alto man has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the City of Palo Alto, claiming damages of $10.4 million, stemming from a interaction with Palo Alto police officers at the man's mobile home in 2018.
Facebook Announces Civil Rights Task Force To Fight Meddling In 2020 Election, CensusFacebook has launched a civil rights task force and an election monitoring center to guard against interference in the 2020 presidential campaign and census.
Federal Judge Strikes Down Cash Bail System In San FranciscoA federal judge in Oakland on Monday struck down the use of money bail for people who are arrested in San Francisco on suspicion of crimes but haven’t yet been arraigned.
Family: Travel Ban Keeping Mother From Dying Son In OaklandPresident Trump's travel ban, which applies to travelers from mostly Muslim majority nations, is preventing a mother in Egypt from seeing her dying son at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital in Oakland.