Lemme get this all straight: Jennifer Lopez can flash her granny ass all over da stage, but da second my sexy, young boy #BBare gives y’all some dark sexual chocolate, mothafuckas be booing his ass? Dat’s some Rodney King shit right here. Next you gonna tell me my boy can’t drink from da same water Read More...
PlayMakers Reparatory Company A poetic rhythm-charged look at the flawed everyman behind the myth. King endured police brutality, the glare of an unrelenting media and notoriety as the symbolic spark of the LA riots. His plaintive "Can we all get along?" remains an open question in America's complicated relationship with race. Show More Summary
Conservative icon Rush Limbaugh declared during his radio show on Friday that the “mainstream media” was unable to transform “gentle giant” black teenager Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by white police officer Darren Wilson on...Show More Summary
Rush Limbaugh said the mainstream media, as desperately as they tried, could not turn "gentle giant" Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by police officer Darren Wilson after Brown allegedly charged and beat him, into Rodney King because of today's new media. Show More Summary
After the 1992 Los Angeles riots, Rodney King -- the victim of a brutal beating by Los Angeles police officers -- asked, "Can we all get along?" Many people in and around Ferguson, Missouri are not getting along. The events that areShow More Summary
From Michael Brown to Henry Louis Gates to Rodney King, the checkered history of encounters between minorities and cops is a consistent part of modern American lore
The family of the mentally ill man who was fatally shot by Los Angeles police officers earlier this week has hired Rodney King’s former attorney, who said Thursday that he plans to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the departmen...
Can we stop reincarnating Trayvon Martin and Rodney King every time an altercation between black and white males occur-police or otherwise?
Online videos of brutal pummelling generate more than 1 million hits.
"Life, liberty, and the pursuit of freedom?" In what has quickly become viral as yet another example of extreme (and unchecked) police behavior against the people, California Highway Patrol says that it is investigating footage posted on YouTube that shows a policeman repeatedly punching the face and head of a prostrate woman. Show More Summary
In proof it’s a small, small world, two key figures from the early 90s — for extremely different reasons — crossed paths in Los Angeles this week. Former Vice Pres. … READ ON
Just when my boy #BBare thinks he’s out, y’all mothafuckas pull him back in. But heavy is the head that wears the crown, naw mean? So let’s see what Donald Trump up charges the chump-ass poh-leese are trying to stick the Don Syrupleone of Pussytown with now. Twerk Midget Zapple: The woman says Justin and Read More...
The Orange County Register reports that some of the black Americans who live near the sites of race riots in Los Angeles that occurred after the Rodney King verdict from twenty-two years ago feel that in the wake of L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling’s racist comments, society hasn’t changed that much for the better. Show More Summary
Many videos, from Rodney King onwards, have captured the physical violence of police brutality. Rarer is a video that captures the psychological trauma of someone suffering a complete emotional breakdown in the face of police harassment. Read more...
Kim Kardashian and Ciara got as much law enforcement attention as Rodney King yesterday... as they shopped for baby clothes.Kim and Ciara were leaving Bel Bambini... a high-end baby store on Robertson in L.A. -- as 5 (FIVE) L.A. County Sheriff's…
There was a vivid lesson that could be drawn from the "Rodney King verdict" riots in Los Angeles. It was reported that at one point the police, whose resources were stretched, pulled out of certain neighborhoods. You could see well-armed store owners patrolling outside of their grocery stores in order to discourage arson and looting. Show More Summary
Jury drops charges against arresting officers. Rodney King redux?
BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL out of RODNEY KING out of BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL out of STEPHEN SONDHEIM THEATRE It's poor praise to say Beautiful is the best show of its kind since Jersey Boys because so many behind-the-scenes showbiz tales are awkward and unconvincing dramas. Show More Summary
If the transition from childhood to adult brought any changes, one of the most valuable was a healthy skepticism about the police. It probably helped that I was living in Los Angeles right when LAPD officers beat up Rodney King liveShow More Summary