You may recall that fateful day in June when a group of state assemblymen in Sacramento floated a resolution to name the flashy western span of the Bay Bridge after San Francisco's flashy former mayor. And if that group has its druthers, "The Willie L. Brown, Jr. Bridge" may go down in history as Sa ... More >>
This is now San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr's third year on the job, so the chief is not new. He is still, however, taking a new approach to policing, or at least how policing is perceived by the public. He is very, very sensitive to how his department's work is perceived by the public, and tak ... More >>
An African American SFPD cop is alleging that three of his fellow officers beat him up last night in what the NAACP is labeling "racial profiling." According to SFPD, the incident took place at 8:30 p.m. on Thursday in the Bayview District between Third Street and Newcomb Avenue during a traffic st ... More >>
Losing efforts sometimes score wins. Medical marijuana scored such a moral victory late Wednesday, when 163 members of Congress voted in favor of not allowing federal dollars to be spent on busting pot growers, distributors, and dispensaries in states with medical cannabis laws.The brainchild o ... More >>
Members of the African-American community already had big plans to hold its "Occupy Dream" rally today to recognize the April 4, 1968, assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. But sadly, the group has yet another more reason to draw attention to their cause: The recent string of gun violence among Sa ... More >>
They must have toured by busU.S. Airways' decision to kick a football player wearing sagging pants off one of its planes in San Francisco is provoking the ire of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, which says that the move was racist.Deshon Marman, a black college foot ... More >>
As the campaigns for and against California's marijuana-legalizing Proposition 19 heat up, a big question mark still hangs over a vital factor in the initiative's fate: How popular is it among minorities, and specifically among black voters?Notes prince-among-pollsters Nate Silver on FiveThirtyEi ... More >>
EKAphotographyZion-I crew The NAACP turns 100 this year, and youth outreach is on their mind. Perhaps inspired by Barack Obama's historic Presidential campaign--and the large number of young voters who participated in the process--they've joined forces with a new activist group, "Citizen Hope," and ... More >>
The Secret Life of Bees is all honey, no sting.
OutKast's Depression-era hip-hop musical has a loving respect for the Old South
The Rev. Moon has opened an unexpected front in his struggle to win a broader audience for his messianic pretensions: African-American churches and their preachers
Why vote Kerry? Exhibit No. 1: George W. Bush has shamelessly hired the dangerous figures behind the Iran-Contra Affair into senior diplomatic posts.
Major anti-war groups change strategy, hoping to win over mainstream voters the Bush administration can't ignore
A nonprofit school known by the acronym SOUL is working to undermine The System with The System's own money. But does SOUL teach anti-capitalist subversion -- or how to sell out?
Willie Brown to S.F.: You're racist. Racist racist racist racist racist racist racist. Biased, too.
A four-year fight between the YWCA and a church group over who owns a Japantown building is now heading to court
Fox to Air Presidential Pageant 2000
Front-running mayoral candidate Jerry Brown offers Oakland vague, pretty solutions to its real, ugly problems
As Prop. 209 kicks in, whiteness studies draws attention to UC Berkeley
Teachers' union grand dame Joan Marie Shelley is forced into the campaign of her career by a formerly loyal lieutenant
Why San Francisco's Byzantine school desegregation program systematically fails the children it was designed to help
Superintendent Rojas says he was just trying to avoid red tape; a lawsuit claims he willfully ignored city law
As Proposition 209 seeks an end to affirmative action by state institutions, minority groups are conflicted
Superintendent Bill Rojas is pushing a simple solution for troubled schools: Get rid of everybody.
A Time to Kill Directed by Joel Schumacher. Starring Matthew McConaughey, Samuel L. Jackson, Sandra Bullock, and Kevin Spacey.
As a civil rights advocate, Bob Demmons called in the federal government to end racism in the Fire Department. Now that he's chief, he has to remove federal control and prove that firefighters can manage race relations on their own.