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20 Years After: The Community Organizer

Aurea Montes-Rodriguez was changed forever by the riots

A Whole New Badge

Today’s LAPD is more Latino, more engaged, and more honest about its past. Does any of that make us safer?

L.A. on Fire: Ted Soqui’s Dramatic Images of the 1992 Riots

Even photographers were targets during the melee. How one captured the chaos in black and white

20 Years After: The Cop

Andrew Smith was changed forever by the Los Angeles Riots

20 Years After: The Good Samaritan

Titus Murphy was changed forever by the Los Angeles Riots

20 Years After: The Politician

Mark Ridley-Thomas was changed forever by the riots

20 Years After: The Survivor

In-Ha Cho was changed forever by the riots

For a Latino Reporter, Covering the ’92 Riots Meant Becoming a Spokesperson for “His People”

The riots needed their narrators, and Rubén Martínez embraced the role—until he didn’t

Hyper Extensions

At the Hair Shop on Wilshire Boulevard, customers discover unity among the wigs and the weaves

Two Images Defined the L.A. Riots—but Their Reality Was Far More Complex

The reasons L.A.'s racial tensions boiled over were hardly black and white