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La Riots Anniversary

How I Began to Grow a Social Justice and Racial Consciousness, Circa April 29, 1992

Ana Beatriz Cholo | Posted 07.01.2012 | Los Angeles
Ana Beatriz Cholo

From an apartment in Biloxi, Miss., I watched on TV as Los Angeles burned, rioted and turned itself inside out on April 29, 1992.

The Night They Burned My City Down: Remembering the L.A. Riots

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 06.30.2012 | Los Angeles
Lorraine Devon Wilke

As I watched the advancing columns of smoke as the marauders shifted from points south toward Hollywood -- burning, looting and killing along the way -- it became clear that we were in the crosshairs and there was no one to call.

Sasha Bronner

LA Riots: 'It Wasn't A Revolution'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sasha Bronner | Posted 04.30.2012 | Los Angeles

The Rodney King beating set off a spark within Los Angeles' black community, and when the four officers charged with assaulting him were acquitted, th...

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.

Twenty Years After the Flames: The Rodney King Beating Verdict and the L.A. Riots Part 1

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 06.18.2012 | Los Angeles
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

This year, on the 20th anniversary of the King verdict and the L.A. riots, many still ask the incessant question: Can it happen again?