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.
Civil Rights Attorneys Challenge Loitering Laws In Public HousingCivil rights attorneys are challenging the so-called loitering laws aimed at public housing. As BR's Christin Ayers talked to residents of Oakland's Lockwood Gardens who said the situation is so bad, they are afraid to gather in their own yards.
SJSU Honors Legacy Of 1968 Olympics ProtestersStudents at San Jose State University on Wednesday had the chance to meet a pair of icons who secured a major spot in civil rights history by spurring their own movement 50 years ago.