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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

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First Look at Spike Lee’s ‘Rodney King’

by LaToya Cross   Apr 06, 2017

In an intense one-man show directed by Spike Lee, Roger Guenveur Smith becomes "Rodney King". Read More

Showtime to Premiere Documentary on 1992 L.A. Riots

Showtime to Premiere Documentary on 1992 L.A. Riots

by #teamEBONY   Mar 17, 2017

Burn MotherF*cker Burn is about to set Showtime ablaze. The documentary comes in time for the 25th anniversary of the L.A. Riots, one of... 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

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Remember the Rodney King Video?

by #teamEBONY   Dec 04, 2014

Rodney King. Just his name alone evokes the painful reminder that the American criminal justice system is often stacked against African-Americans. On March 3,... Read More

In Memoriam:
Remembering Those We Lost in 2012

In Memoriam:
Remembering Those We Lost in 2012

by #teamEBONY   Dec 27, 2012

This year claimed the lives of many Black notables who will remain close to our hearts long after their passings. Here, we remember some... 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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Drugs & Alcohol Contributed to Rodney King Drowning

by #teamEBONY   Aug 24, 2012

Rodney King was concluded to be under the influence of cocaine, marijuana, and alcohol at the time of death, according to a report released... Read More