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Civil Rights

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  • Elisabeth Coleman dies at 68; helped break journalism glass ceiling

    Elisabeth Coleman dies at 68; helped break journalism glass ceiling
    After graduating from Vassar College in 1966, Elisabeth Coleman sought a job in journalism "as an assistant to a smart man." She found such a position as a researcher at Newsweek magazine in New York. In those "Mad Men" days of suffocating sexism,...
  • Bob Filner case shows we still have much work to do on harassment

    San Diego Mayor Bob Filner is about to wrap up his two-week treatment for sexually aggressive behavior. That's one day for each of the 14 women who have publicly accused Filner of accosting them or making unwanted advances. I could run down details...
  • Will D. Campbell dies at 88; maverick minister aided integration

    The Rev. Will D. Campbell was a poor white boy from Mississippi who preached his first sermon from a pulpit stocked with a Bible from the Ku Klux Klan. But this son of the segregated South — a self-avowed "good ol' boy with crazy ideas" —...
  • Irwin Held dies at 87; longtime owner of Barney's Beanery

    Irwin Held dies at 87; longtime owner of Barney's Beanery
    Irwin Held, whose license-plate-festooned West Hollywood beer-and-burger spot drew praise from rock stars but protests from gay rights activists, has died. He was 87. Held died Monday in his Los Angeles home, family members said. He had a kidney...
  • PASSINGS: Julius Chambers

    Julius Chambers, a tenacious North Carolina civil rights lawyer whose house was bombed and office torched as a result of his advocacy, died Friday. The 76-year-old attorney, whose cases paved the way for public school integration in the Charlotte-...
  • Supreme Court might dismiss Prop. 8 case on a technicality

    Supreme Court might dismiss Prop. 8 case on a technicality
    SAN FRANCISCO — Lawyers leading the fight for gay marriage in California have been quietly preparing state officials for the possibility the U.S. Supreme Court might dismiss the case on a technicality next month without deciding the fate of...
  • PASSINGS: Margherita Hack

    Margherita Hack, 91, an astrophysicist who explained her research on the stars in plain language for the public and who championed civil rights in her native Italy, died Saturday in the Adriatic Sea town of Trieste, where she had headed an astronomical...
  • Leo Branton Jr. dies at 91; civil rights lawyer defended Angela Davis

    Leo Branton Jr., a civil rights and entertainment lawyer whose stirring defense of '60s radical Angela Davis brought him his most celebrated victory in a six-decade career often spent championing unpopular cases, died of natural causes Friday in Los...
  • On civil rights, a mix of backlash and progress

    On civil rights, a mix of backlash and progress
    Jasmyne Cannick didn't join the folks in West Hollywood celebrating the gay marriage victory handed down by the Supreme Court this week. She was too busy mourning the assault on minorities' voting rights the court unleashed the day before. Cannick...
  • Pat Brown stood firm on civil rights

    Pat Brown stood firm on civil rights
    SACRAMENTO--This is the 50th anniversary year of arguably the biggest, bitterest brawl ever in California's Capitol. And looking back today, it seems almost inconceivable what the fracas was all about. It was waged over whether homeowners and...
  • Pole vault star Isinbayeva a symbol of Russian homophobia

    Pole vault star Isinbayeva a symbol of Russian homophobia
    The greatest female pole vaulter ever, a woman whom many consider physically beautiful, showed the ugly face of homophobia two days after winning her third world title in the event Tuesday in Moscow. While Russia’s Yelena Isinbayeva cannot be...