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Watts Riots

Woman Whose Arrest Triggered 1965 Watts Riot Dies

AP | Posted 06.23.2013 | Black Voices

LOS ANGELES -- The woman who intervened when an officer pulled over one of her sons, leading to a racially-charged scuffle that set off the 1965 Watts...

Pioneering Los Angeles Times Writer Dies

AP | Posted 03.21.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- Dorothy Townsend, the first female staff writer for the Los Angeles Times' city section and the lone woman on a team of dozens of repor...

Forty-Five Years After the "Watts Riot", King Hospital Remains Crucial to Healing the Lingering Wounds

Mark Ridley-Thomas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Mark Ridley-Thomas

Forty-five years ago this week, an explosion of violence set Los Angeles aflame, in a rebellion against centuries of racism that would be burned into American history as the "Watts Riot."

Black History Month in Los Angeles. Anybody Notice?

Ronald Ricker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Ronald Ricker

The unemployment rate in Los Angeles for African Americans is nearly 20%. They are a huge pool of people who are able and want to work. Los Angeles owes them and I want to keep them here.