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La Riots 20 Year Anniversary

An L.A. Story for the People of Ferguson

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 01.31.2015 | Politics
Lisa Kaas Boyle

1992. It was a tough time to be a Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney in the period after the Rodney King beating and the riots that followed the acq...

Short Terminal Memory

Brandon Bowlin | Posted 07.02.2012 | Los Angeles
Brandon Bowlin

By the end of the riots, people had reduced the spotless idyllic alters of the City of Angeles to cinders. But there are still lessons in those ashes.

20 Years After the Riots: A More Worldly Los Angeles, a More Insular Los Angeles Times

Peter Hong | Posted 07.01.2012 | Los Angeles
Peter Hong

The news stories marking the 20th anniversary of the riots have given L.A. a well-deserved pat on the back. But journalists haven't explored how one vital sector of L.A. may be less able to handle the city's racial complexities than it was 20 years ago.

What's Going on?

Rep. Karen Bass | Posted 06.30.2012 | Los Angeles
Rep. Karen Bass

As a community activist and local professor, we are first-person witnesses to the undeniable reality that poverty and economic distress -- not race -- were the primary factors in the upheaval in Los Angeles twenty years ago.

Jason Linkins

'I Can Smell The Fires From Here': Broadcasts From The L.A. Riots (EXCLUSIVE AUDIO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.30.2012 | Media

"Hi, my name is Shawn." She was calling from somewhere in Los Angeles. It was midnight of the first night. The power was out, and everyone was stil...

All Is Not Well in America

Alex Ko | Posted 04.27.2012 | Los Angeles
Alex Ko

I assumed that the wounds left by the riots would fester for a lifetime. I thought of myself and my family as permanently disfigured. But here we are, 20 years later, and we are still alive.

Rebirth of the Korean American Community

Kathy Choi | Posted 04.27.2012 | Los Angeles
Kathy Choi

Does the anger of the L.A. riots still seethe in the minds and emotions of even those who were merely children on April 29, 1992?

An Unlikely Symbol: Patt Morrison on Rodney King

Deborah Stambler | Posted 06.20.2012 | Books
Deborah Stambler

In discussing Rodney King's new book and her upcoming conversation at the festival, columnist Patt Morrison shared some thoughts on how we look at Rodney King and what's happened in L.A. since the riots in 1992.

20 YEARS LATER: A Cop & A Good Samaritan Turn Back To The LA Riots

Los Angeles Magazine | Posted 03.26.2012 | Los Angeles

The 20-year anniversary of the Los Angeles riots is approaching and many outlets, including The Huffington Post and Los Angeles magazine, will look ba...