The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously on Wednesday to rename a street that runs through southwest Los Angeles after former President Barack Obama. As luck would have it, the street runs parallel to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, another hood classic.
Kyira Dixon Johnson’s story is one of the thousands, if not millions, of black mothers who have died because of the history of an inadequate health care system in this country. She is one of too many black mothers who have died because of this country’s legacy of structural racism.
A 15-year-old California high school student discovered a shocking picture of herself with a noose drawn around her neck posted in a chemistry chat room for Los Angeles’ Palisades Charter High School.
Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies are under scrutiny after video surfaced of them forcibly removing an elderly woman from her seat in a reserved area in a downtown train station.
In arguably the most perplexing twist to hit the Trump administration yet—and trust me, I know that’s saying a lot—the internet has unearthed a hip-hop musical about the Los Angeles riots written by white nationalist, chief strategist and real president of the United States, the man whom Trump calls Papa, Steve Bannon.
Los Angeles looks a lot different than it did in 1992. The smoke and shattered glass are long gone, but the memories of the Los Angeles uprising, commonly known as the “L.A. riots,” have had lingering effects on black Angelenos.
When we were kids growing up in Los Angeles, our favorite thing to do on weekends was to walk around the corner from our mother’s Mid-City duplex and spend all our money on snacks and candy from three small stores all within blocks of one another on Pico Boulevard.
Footage of four Los Angeles Police Department officers beating Rodney King kicked off Spike Lee’s great 1992 film, Malcolm X, months after the Los Angeles riots had died down. Now, 25 years later, he has directed Roger Guenveur Smith’s one-man show, Rodney King. Interestingly, Rodney King premieres on Netflix the day…
The civil unrest that followed the acquittal of four Los Angeles police officers whose brutal beating of Rodney King was caught on film has been etched into American history—“The Rodney King riots” shorthand for the events also known as the Los Angeles Uprising.
This is one of those stories that make you roll your eyes, look at the person involved and, in your best Bill Duke voice, tell him he effed up and needs his ass whooped. A Southern California man who left his 9-month-old daughter in a parked car while he went inside a strip club to get lap dances was sentenced to jail…
In the United States, race is the dominant factor when it comes to living in a toxic environment because black, brown and poor people are more likely to live in polluted communities with contaminated water, dirty air and toxic waste.
In 1992, Los Angeles erupted in violent opposition to the not guilty verdict for four police officers captured on video brutally beating Rodney King within an inch of his life. Twenty-five years later, there is no shortage of documentaries examining the Los Angeles riots.
Cuba Gooding Sr., the singer who had popular hits in the 1970s with the group the Main Ingredient, was found dead in a car in the Woodland Hills area of Los Angeles on Thursday afternoon, officials said.
April 29 marks the 25th anniversary of the 1992 Los Angeles uprising, also known as the Rodney King riots, and the man whose beating by police was captured on film and brought the topic of race to the forefront of the national conversation may soon be the subject of a new docuseries.
And she’s back. After saying she didn’t want to do another Basketball Wives show, Evelyn Lozada is returning for the combined Los Angeles and Miami version of season 6.
A new study conducted by the University of California, Los Angeles, says that the city’s black community is in decline as a direct result of the lack of jobs available to black workers, who are more likely to remain unemployed or drop out of the workforce entirely as a result of the 2007-2009 recession.
A civil lawsuit has been filed against an off-duty Los Angeles police officer who discharged his weapon during a filmed confrontation with a bunch of school children, prompting protests.
The Los Angeles Police Department has released the name of the off-duty police officer who was caught on video last week firing his gun while involved in an altercation with teenagers in Anaheim, Calif.
The assault on an 83-year-old Korean woman in Koreatown in Los Angeles that reportedly went viral on social media is not being investigated as a hate crime, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
Actress and recent Golden Globe nominee Octavia Spencer provided a free screening of her critically acclaimed film Hidden Figures for Los Angeles families who may not be able to afford to see it.