BLM Activist Commemorates Los Angeles Riots with ‘Remembering ’92’

BLM Activist Commemorates Los Angeles Riots with ‘Remembering ’92’

by Shantell E. Jamison   Aug 21, 2017

Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors will commemorate the historic Los Angeles riots with a performance on Tuesday. “Remembering ’92” will touch upon poignant... Read More

I Was There: The LA Riots, 25 Years Later

I Was There: The LA Riots, 25 Years Later

by Chante Griffin   Apr 28, 2017

I lived through the 1992 Los Angeles Riots. Whole parts of my city vanished. The beauty shop that my mom and I frequented every... Read More

The Rage: Roger Guenveur Smith on Netflix Premiere of ‘Rodney King’

The Rage: Roger Guenveur Smith on Netflix Premiere of ‘Rodney King’

by LaToya Cross   Apr 25, 2017

“Can we all get along?” It was more of a plea than a question, when Rodney King spoke those words on May 1, 1992.... Read More

[IN MY LIFETIME] Van Jones Remembers the Rodney King Verdicts

[IN MY LIFETIME] Van Jones Remembers the Rodney King Verdicts

by #teamEBONY   Feb 09, 2016

Van Jones has spent much of his life as a fighter for social and environmental justice through groups like the Dream Corps, which encourages... Read More

[WATCH] “Oprah: Where Are They Now?” Rodney King, the Final Interview

[WATCH] “Oprah: Where Are They Now?” Rodney King, the Final Interview

by #teamEBONY   Oct 23, 2012

In 1992, Rodney King's brutal beating by White police officers sparked riots in Los Angeles. Oprah: Where Are They Now? features an exclusive interview with Rodney... Read More

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Rodney King’s Family in Need of Burial Money

by #teamEBONY   Jun 26, 2012

The late Rodney King's family members contend that there's not enough money to pay for his burial. (Estimated cost: $22,000) They hope to be... Read More

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Rodney King's Legacy:
Destroying the Myth of Post-Racial America

by Khalil Gibran Muhammad   Jun 25, 2012

For a man of humble origins who might have lived life as most do – without fame or notoriety – Rodney King will go... Read More

The Legacy of Rodney King

The Legacy of Rodney King

by Marc Lamont Hill   Jun 18, 2012

This weekend, Rodney King was found dead at the bottom of a swimming pool. His death, at the age of 47, was both sudden and... Read More

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Rodney King Found Dead on Father’s Day

by #teamEBONY   Jun 17, 2012

Los Angeles (CNN) — Rodney King, whose beating by Los Angeles police in 1991 was caught on camera and sparked riots after the acquittal... Read More

How the L.A. Riots Hurt Mayor Tom Bradley’s Reputation

How the L.A. Riots Hurt Mayor Tom Bradley’s Reputation

by The Grio   May 02, 2012

It was April 1992 and the pained look on the face of Los Angeles' first African-American mayor, Tom Bradley, was agonizing to see. The... Read More