Stories about Civil Rights

Immigrants sue for release from Yuba County and Mesa Verde jails

People who have committed no crime are being held in unsafe and potentially deadly conditions, lawsuit says.

50 years of Jimi Hendrix’s radical, redefining ‘Band of Gypsys’

Revisiting a classic album that proved to be a turning point in rock's political expressionism.

How do you represent Black and Latino communities at major museum shows?

An innovative program at the de Young, whose staff is mostly white, brings diversity to Black Power and Frida Kahlo exhibit staff.

Caltrans agrees to pay $2 million for destroying homeless people’s property

Deal would also set new rules for sweeps on state lands.

Electrifying art of Black Power in ‘Soul of a Nation’

De Young show features works from height of the Movement, including SF's Mike Henderson and the Rainbow Sign gallery.

Mohammed Nuru’s worst offense

Under Nuru, DPW routinely violated the rights of homeless people.

Fiery flamenco meets rousing gospel in ‘Soul Y Alma’

Theatre Flamenco's Carola Zertuche speaks about collaborating with Glide Ensemble for a very unique show.

Indiefest electrifies with punk and sci-fi royalty, surreal thrillers, local debuts

As always, the 22-year-old film fest lights up screens with the challenging, the curious, and the profound.

Cartooning the Japanese Internment, through George Takei’s eyes

In a book and show at the Cartoon Art Museum, illustrator Harmony Becker realizes a US tragedy in fine-grained detail.

For San Francisco, the Gay Men’s Chorus brings the ‘Holigays’ home

"We first performed the Christmas Eve shows in 1991 when the AIDS pandemic was at its worst." Now, the annual shows are a mainstay.