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SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — A former Los Angeles police sergeant who went to prison […]

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SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — A former Los Angeles police sergeant who went to prison […]

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When actor Keith Powers’ starred in the 2015 film Straight Outta Compton as Dr. Dre’s younger brother Tyree Crayton, he used the Rodney King verdict as a prominent backdrop. Channeling the anguish he and many felt of lack of consequences of the four cops filmed beating King, the part was more than a notion for […]

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Four Los Angeles officers beat Rodney King to a bloody pulp after he led them on a high-speed chase on March 3, 1991. Even after King was subdued, the four white officers took turns delivering blows to his body. Even though black people historically have had reason to believe the justice system does not come […]

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If you’ve been paying attention these past few years, you see exactly what John Ridley is trying to do. The Oscar-winning filmmaker — he earned Hollywood’s biggest prize for writing the adapted screenplay of 2013’s 12 Years a Slave — has been working on projects that entertain and educate. When you experience a John Ridley […]

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What’s up, gang, hope your week’s gone well. I’ll be hosting #TheRightTime with Bomani Jones on Friday afternoon from 4-7 p.m. EST on ESPN Radio. There will be quite a lot to discuss heading into this weekend. Thank you April Ryan for asking this racist, "do you want to be Black?" Sometimes you do have […]

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Twenty-five years ago, a jury acquitted four white police officers in […]

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Twenty-five years ago, a jury acquitted four white police officers in the beating of black motorist Rodney King, sparking looting and violence that would turn into one of the deadliest race riots in American history. On Saturday, hundreds of people marked the anniversary with marches advocating peace and hope. A “Future […]

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Twenty-five years ago, Los Angeles erupted in violence after a white jury acquitted the four […]

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Los Angeles, April 1992. All eyes are on the affluent suburb of Simi Valley as […]

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Rodney King was remembered in Los Angeles on Saturday as a forgiving man who bore the scars of his infamous beating with dignity...

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According to TMZ, Rodney King's family is finding it hard to cover the estimated $22,000 cost of his funeral...

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Los Angeles Times reported that Sandra Gardea, 31, one of Rodney King's next door neighbors said she heard music playing and a man sobbing uncontrollably...

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - An autopsy is scheduled for today for Rodney King, who's beating in Los Angeles in 1991 led to the nation's worst race riots...

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OPINION - Before Rodney King, police brutality was not on the radar screen of white Americans, who were all too ready to buy into the notion of black criminality...

The post Rodney King dead: How he put police brutality on the map appeared first on theGrio.

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OPINION - Once the n-word -- the epithet in either of its pronunciations -- enters into the public sphere, in any way, it is next to impossible to divorce it from the racialized history from which it originally emerged...

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