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Rodney King

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  • 'Frederick Douglass Now' is a high point for Roger Guenveur Smith

    'Frederick Douglass Now' is a high point for Roger Guenveur Smith
    The space where historical perspective and current-day attitudes crosshatch benefits "Frederick Douglass Now” at Bootleg Theater. Writer-performer Roger Guenveur Smith has done incisive, socially trenchant work before, but this is something else...
  • At Lehigh University, Trayvon Martin's mother talks about race issues in America

    At Lehigh University, Trayvon Martin's mother talks about race issues in America
    In the weeks and months after Trayvon Martin was killed, his mother saw 50 different photos painting him as a thug. It was as if portraying the slain 17-year-old as something he wasn't — a muscle-bound, tattooed rapper, or a young man wearing...
  • A tale of two churches — and a persistent racial divide

    A tale of two churches — and a persistent racial divide
    It has been 46 years since Martin Luther King Jr., preaching about race and faith shortly before his death, lamented that "11 o'clock on Sunday morning is the most segregated time in America." That phrase has become something of a dusty cliche, easy...
  • Kelly Thomas verdict: No justice for beaten homeless man, readers fume

    In July 2011, Kelly Thomas -- a mentally ill homeless man -- was beaten unconscious by Fullerton police officers and later died from his injuries. Recordings of the beating show Thomas repeatedly begging for his life, even saying, "Dad, help me." On...
  • Should police face federal charges in Kelly Thomas' death? An editorial board discussion.

    Should police face federal charges in Kelly Thomas' death? An editorial board discussion.
    The editorial board here at The Times began its day with an email discussion of Kelly Thomas’ death. We frequently conduct debates on issues among ourselves while we go about our other business, to figure out whether we should weigh in on a...
  • John Corrigan - Assistant Managing Editor, Arts & Entertainment

    John Corrigan - Assistant Managing Editor, Arts & Entertainment
    John Corrigan is the assistant managing editor for Arts and Entertainment, leading one of the Los Angeles Times’ largest editorial departments in its coverage of film, television, culture, music, media and the fine arts. Corrigan has worked at The...
  • Getting a read on the city with Edward W. Soja's 'My Los Angeles'

    When people say that Los Angeles is hard to read, as they often do, they're usually not talking about books. They're talking about the city itself or rather the megalopolis, made up of dozens of cities. It is this sprawling, tangled, confusing,...
  • Film Review: 'Greencard Warriors'

    Uncle Sam wants you, but not quite enough to give you your citizenship. At least that's the message imparted by "Greencard Warriors," a well-meaning but leaden and predictable inner-city drama about the hardscrabble lives of Mexican illegals trying to...
  • Robert L. Brosio dies at 77; retired federal prosecutor

    Robert L. Brosio dies at 77; retired federal prosecutor
    Robert L. Brosio, a retired federal prosecutor who supervised high-profile cases that included those against bank swindler Charles Keating Jr. and Los Angeles police officers who were involved in the beating of Rodney King, has died. He was 77. Brosio,...
  • Local Hero: Veteran Reuters Photographer Ending His Longtime Red-Carpet Ride

    OVERVIEW: Reuters senior staff photographer Fred Prouser is signing off at age 62, having covered some 3,000 galas and premieres in his 20-plus years on the job. He's been a fixture on the red carpet and a recognizable face to the stars. Prouser just...
  • Simpson murder case brought change to LAPD, D.A.'s office

    Simpson murder case brought change to LAPD, D.A.'s office
    In an exchange during the O.J. Simpson murder trial, prosecutor Marcia Clark insisted to Judge Lance Ito that there were no legal precedents to the matter they were discussing. "So if my Pepperdine law clerks found some …" Ito interrupted. "Did...