Archive for April, 2012

Apr 27 2012

How Has LA Changed, 20 Years After the 1992 Unrest?

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Sparked by public anger over the 1992 acquittal of the LAPD officers accused of beating up Rodney King in Los Angeles, federal charges were eventually brought against the officers, accusing them of violating King’s civil rights. About a year after the LA Uprising, Officer Laurence Powell and Sergeant Stacey Koon were found guilty while the other two were acquitted. While local communities braced for more violence, the streets remained largely …

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Apr 27 2012

Media Coverage of the 1992 LA Uprising: A Pacifica Radio Archives Exclusive

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This Sunday will mark the 20th anniversary of the Los Angeles Uprising. Today, we dedicate the hour to a remembrance of the events that began on April 29th 1992, and to a discussion of what has changed, and what has stayed the same, in Los Angeles since then.

Twenty years ago a Simi Valley jury comprised of ten whites, …

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Apr 27 2012

Eye Witness Account of LA Uprising, 20 Years Ago

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In the early hours of March 3, 1991, Rodney King, then 25 years old, was driving with two passengers when LAPD officers attempted to pull him over for speeding. Instead of stopping, King attempted to evade the police, resulting in a high speed chase for about 8 miles over freeways and onto residential streets before he came to a …

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Apr 27 2012

How Has Los Angeles Changed, 20 Years After the 1992 Unrest?

Feature Stories | Published 27 Apr 2012, 10:40 am | Comments Off on How Has Los Angeles Changed, 20 Years After the 1992 Unrest? -

Sparked by public anger, federal charges were eventually brought against the police officers, accusing them of violating King’s civil rights. About a year after the LA Uprising, Officer Laurence Powell and Sergeant Stacey Koon were found guilty while the other two were acquitted. While local communities braced for more violence, the streets remained largely calm.

In the months and years …

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Apr 27 2012

ReThink Reviews — “Bernie”

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Rethink ReviewsTaking a deeper look at current and past films and how they relate to the world today.

Jonathan Kim is an independent film critic who writes and produces film reviews for Uprising and other outlets. He is a former co-producer at Brave New Films.

Read his reviews online at ReThinkReviews.net. Watch …

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Apr 27 2012

April 27, 2012

Subversive Thoughts | Published 27 Apr 2012, 10:05 am | Comments Off on April 27, 2012 -

“Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Apr 26 2012

April 27, 2012

We’ll spend the hour examining the 1992 Uprising in Los Angeles as we approach its 20th Anniversary. An exclusive retrospective from the Pacifica Radio Archives is followed by a conversation with Monty X, one man who was in the thick of the civil unrest in South Los Angeles. Finally, we’ll be joined by a roundtable of guests who were personally affected, sharing their stories and examining the legacy of the ‘92 uprising: what has changed, …

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Apr 26 2012

Urban Legends: LA’s First Public Art Exhibit and Live Auction

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Legendary Los Angeles Chicana street artist and muralist, Judy Baca is one of 50+ featured artists whose work will be celebrated on Friday April 27th, 2012 at the opening for “Urban Legends,” presented by the Estria Foundation, LA Art Machine, SPARC, and other local groups.

On April 26, 2012, Uprising host Sonali Kolhatkar interviewed Judy Baca, a UCLA professor and founder and artistic director of SPARC, and Estria, a …

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Apr 26 2012

April 26, 2012

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“An artist is a dreamer consenting to dream of the actual world.” — George Santayana

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Apr 26 2012

Putting the Supreme Court Hearing on SB 1070 Into Context

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The Supreme Court heard oral arguments for and against Arizona’s controversial immigration law SB1070 yesterday, two years and two days after it was signed into law by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer. The Justices listened to 8o minutes of oral argument from attorney’s representing both sides of Arizona vs. the United States. Justice Elena Kagan recused herself from the case …

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