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Rodney King Anniversary

King May Have Been Drinking & Smoking Weed Before Death

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 06.18.2012 | Los Angeles

Less than two months ago, Rodney King was giving interviews for the 20th anniversary of the 1992 LA riots. And yet, on early Sunday morning, King, age...

The Tragedy, Triumph and Tragedy of Rodney King

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 08.17.2012 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

King was the near classic protean tragic figure of interest and curiosity precisely because there was so much tragedy, followed by triumph, and in the end, tragedy in the way his life ended.

From Rodney King to Trayvon Martin: Let's Not Miss Another Opportunity to Progress

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 06.24.2012 | Black Voices
Rev. Al Sharpton

In the case of Trayvon Martin, we have to unite and remember that it isn't about race, but rather justice for a dead teenage boy whose only crime was walking home with a bag of skittles and an iced tea.

WATCH: LA Riots Told Through Shocking Videos

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 04.29.2012 | Los Angeles

Twenty years later, the Rodney King LA riot videos are just as shocking as they were in 1992. Through a then-groundbreaking but soon-to-become regu...

Rodney, Riots And Religious Engagement: Reflections On The 20th Anniversary Of The Rodney King Beating

Brie Loskota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Brie Loskota

Today should be a reminder that we should not wait for the next crisis to force us to know our neighbors, build our networks and envision a future where all can flourish.

LAPD Chief Confident Rodney King Beating Couldn't Happen Today

AP | ROBERT JABLON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Twenty years after the videotaped Rodney King beating exposed racial wounds and ignited passions that eventually sparked a devasta...

20 Years After Rodney King, LAPD Adjusts To Life In The Youtube Age

latimes.com | Joel Rubin, Andrew Blankstein and Scott Gold, Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

It was shortly after midnight, 20 years ago Thursday, when George Holliday awoke to the sounds of police sirens outside his Lake View Terrace apartmen...