Civil Rights

Golfing Pioneer Charlie Sifford Honored With Street NameLA golfers celebrated the honoring of golfing pioneer Charlie Sifford, who had a street officially renamed after him on Sunday.
Federal Oversight, Sweeping Reforms Coming To LA County Jails Federal prosecutors and Los Angeles County have reached a settlement designed to resolve two federal civil rights investigations into conditions in the county jail system, authorities announced Wednesday.
Jackie Robinson Day Celebrated In SpaceJackie Robinson Day was celebrated even in space this year.
Hundreds Protest Against Police Brutality In 'Rally For Justice' MarchHundreds of protestors took to the streets in South Los Angeles on Saturday as part of the 'Rally For Justice' protest against police brutality.
Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr., Activists Stage March For Justice In AnaheimHundreds gathered, preaching a message of non-violence during the four-mile march to City Hall on MLK Day.
Best MLK Weekend Getaways In AmericaCities across the nation will be celebrating the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend but some hold a more historical significance than others.
Black LA Community Leaders Urge Peace, Federal Action After Ferguson Grand Jury DecisionLeaders of the black community in Los Angeles called for calm Monday night amidst widespread reaction to the verdict out of Ferguson, Missouri.
Actress Daniele Watts Speaks To USC Students After Racial-Profiling ClaimControversial actress Daniele Watts, who made headlines when she claimed to be the victim of racial profiling by police, spoke to law students at USC on Monday night.
Actress Refuses To Apologize To LAPD Over Racial-Profiling AccusationActress Danielle Watts, who was handcuffed on Sept. 11 by an LAPD sergeant, says she refuses to apologize for accusing the department of racial profiling, against the demands of civil rights leaders.
UCLA To Pay $500K Over Judge's Claim Campus Police Roughed Him UpAn African-American Los Angeles judge who says he was roughed up and handcuffed by UCLA police has settled his assault and civil rights claim for about $500,000.
CHP Commissioner Promises Swift Action In Investigation Of Officer Who Punched Woman On 10 FreewayKCAL9's Kristine Lazar reports Commissioner Joseph Farrow promised the investigation will take weeks rather than months.
Family, Attorney Plan Lawsuit On Behalf Of Woman Seen Repeatedly Punched By CHP OfficerThe video went viral and sparked outrage around the city.