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Children’s TV Advocate, Activist Peggy Charren Dies At 86

For her work, Charren was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1995, the nation’s highest civilian honor.


Sandra Fluke has decided to run for the state legislature - here she addresses the Democratic National Convention, Sept. 2012 (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Activist Sandra Fluke Says She’ll Run For State Senate

The Los Angeles Times says Fluke will seek the seat held by Ted Lieu, a Torrance Democrat



HIV/AIDS Benefit Concert ‘DIVAS Simply Singing!’ To Take Place Saturday!

Actress and activist Sheryl Lee Ralph stopped by KCAL9 Friday to tell viewers about the 23rd Annual HIV/AIDS benefit concert, DIVAS Simply Singing!

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Dr. Quan Nguyen is now home after being held in a Vietnamese prison for nine months. (credit: CBS)

Democracy Advocate Finally Comes Home After 9 Months In Vietnamese Prison

A democracy advocate returned home to Los Angeles Wednesday after a 9-month stay in a Vietnamese prison.



Author, Activist Susan Hoffman Discusses Grandparent-Grandchild Bond

Author and activist Susan Hoffman stopped by KCAL9 Saturday to talk about her book and film “A Precious Bond”.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/04/2012

Larry Brinkin, seen here on this video posted to YouTube in February of 2011 by user "hatecenter".

LAPD Trace Leads To Arrest Of Gay Rights Activist On Child Porn Charges

(WARNING: Please be advised this article contains extremely disturbing content.) LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A tip from Los Angeles Police Department investigators has lead to the arrest of a gay rights icon in San Francisco […]


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South Los Angeles Activist Lillian Mobley Dies

South Los Angeles activist Lillian Mobley, who advocated for better education, transportation, healthcare and other public services for the community, has died.


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Hugh Hefner Recalls His Role As An Activist For Civil Rights

While many know Hugh Hefner as the founder of “Playboy” magazine, there is more to the Playboy icon than most people might think.


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Office Building Evacuated After Suspicious Package Reportedly Targets Gloria Allred

An office building whose tenants include attorney/activist Gloria Allred was evacuated Tuesday after a suspicious device was found, but police could not confirm she was the target.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/05/2011