This is a city of polarizing contrasts: a gleaming downtown of corporate offices subsidized by taxpayers while working class neighborhoods are neglected.
Progressives say the true symbolism behind the name change is that of social justice, a solid stepping stone for the South to "rise again."
The San Francisco chapter of the Bayard Rustin LGBT Coalition rallied to highlight the contributions of Rustin, an often-overlooked civil rights figure.
"I think about the humiliation these young men go through, being stopped and frisked, and ask myself, 'When will it be my son's first time?'"
"We need to stand up for each other."
"Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago," President Obama said Friday in remarks at the White House.
The community gathered to celebrate Juneteenth and to honor more than a dozen people from the neighborhood whose everyday activities make all the difference.
Fisher v. the University of Texas was a challenge to that school's affirmative action policy by Abigail Fisher, whose application for admission was turned down.
San Antonians might say, for certain, that Texas is "turning blue."
In spite of efforts to play African-Americans and Latino immigrants against each other, support for immigration reform is solid within the African-American community.