Column | Jun 16, 2010
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Column | Jun 20, 2009Benjamin Jealous hears it so often that I'm sure he just lets it slide off by now: "You weren't even born when ... " Fill in the blank with your favorite milestone of recent racial history in this country -- when Rosa Parks sat down on the bus, when the Civil Rights Act passed, when the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. But at age 36, the California native and the youngest president of the NAACP was certainly present for the biggest milestone of all -- Barack Obama's election. In a few weeks, Jealous will preside over the NAACP's 100th anniversary convention. He's a Rhodes scholar who went to work for a scrappy Mississippi black newspaper that was firebombed for its exposes. He has organized voter registration drives, run a human rights program at Amnesty International -- and, when he had time, used to run marathons.
Column | Jul 7, 2010
Story | Dec 16, 2010 | 4:34 PM
The food fight continues in the criminal case of Frederick Scott Salyer. Defense attorneys for Salyer are arguing in court filings that federal prosecutors are trying to keep key evidence away from the former head of tomato processor SK Foods...
Story | Jan 12, 2011 | 4:33 AM
A 4.5-magnitude earthquake shook California's Monterey and San Benito counties early Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, but no damage was immediately reported. Dispatchers at the Monterey County and San Benito County sheriffâs departments...