WATTS – For community stakeholders interested in transforming vacant lots, it may seem easier to clean up blighted areas than to change public opinion about the area of South Los Angeles widely known for its infamous riots. Yet, several community-based organizations are determined to do both. Barbara J. Show More Summary
50 years after famously being besieged by devastating, deadly riots that gripped the nation, the long-neglected Watts neighborhood in South Los Angeles is moving forward with an exciting new revitalization partnership that envisions a transformed "Main Street," transit-oriented development, and state-of-the-art "green streets," among other features. Show More Summary
As I’ve written and stated in person, people can bear responsibility for their actions. If, say, you’re a reporter or photographer and you get assaulted while covering a riot in
Is President Obama responsible for the Baltimore riots? If you take a look at how The New York Times portrayed the reaction to the Los Angeles riots of 1992, apparently so. Bill Clinton was blaming Reagan and Bush on the front page of...Show More Summary
Alicia Bognanno walked into a record store and bought the very first thing she saw—a copy of Girls to the Front, Sara Marcus’ account of the riot grrrl movement. “Ooh, I’ve been meaning to read this,” she said while grabbing the last copy from the literature table at Rough Trade’s entrance. Show More Summary
Freddie Gray, 25, died earlier this month while in police custody due to injuries he sustained during an arrest. His passing prompted protest against police brutality in his home city of Baltimore, where unrest exploded into structure fires and looting Monday night. Show More Summary
Developer Sassony Properties is breaking ground today on a vacant site in the Vermont Knolls section of South LA that's been sitting empty for more than two decades. The fallow, blighty space housed a swap meet and some retail...
Groundbreaking is set today for a $200 million retail and entertainment center to be built on the site of a swap meet burned down in the 1992 riots, which began on this date.
Luis Enrique’s Barcelona ran riot against Getafe last night to extend their lead at the top of La Liga. The deadly MSN trio of Leo Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar scored five of the goals in the 6-0 Barcelona thrashing. Undoubtedly the best attack in world football right now, they took their season tally to […]
If the Rodney King riots in LA in 1992 had a caption, it was, “Can’t we all just get along?” The Mom of the Year award must go to theBaltimore woman captured on amateur videoyesterday who responded to the mayhem … Continued
Protesters continued Saturday’s brief rampage yesterday, with violence, fires and looting going late into the night. They were protesting the death of Freddie Gray, who was arrested and placed in police custody, only to die hours later after a fatal spinal injury that has yet to be explained. So, protesters turned to looting a local […]
Riots Place Baltimore In A State Of Emergency Baltimore residents continued to be at odds with the police department as protests following the burial of Freddie Gray escalated into emotional displays, rioting, and property damage later in the day. With
What does a new office look like for a company that runs one of the most successful games on the planet? That game is League of Legends, played by millions, and the company is Riot Games. The place is Los Angeles - West LA specifically - and the new office is a very trendy campus not far away from the old Santa Monica HQ. Show More Summary
photo: The Menzingers at Riot Fest Brooklyn 2012 (more by Chris La Putt) As previously mentioned, The Movielife are curating NJ's iDobi Meltdown Festival at Starland Ballroom this year, with Lifetime headlining night 1 (6/26) and The Movielife headlining night...
A quintet of goals from Cristiano Ronaldo pushed Real Madrid back to within one point of Barcelona at the top of the La Liga standings, as Los Blancos ran riot against Granada to notch a remarkable 9-1 victory. Two from Karim Benzema,...Show More Summary
I was in the thick of it on las Malvinas; I saw the nuns in El Salvador who were shot in the back of the head; I had to dig myself out of a mountain of bricks and rocks that pummeled on me during the Los Angeles riots; I answered the knock on the door [...] The post Let’s Give O’Rilley Some Slack appeared first on The Moderate Voice.
Even more allegations emerge about the potentially exaggerated career of Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly. More former colleagues are coming forward, now claiming that the television host may have also puffed up his experiences covering the 1992 riots in Los Angeles.
O'Reilly's former coworkers at Inside Edition claim O'Reilly may have provoked an attack
Now it is time for your daily edition of “This Totally Happened, Yes It DID SO,” from the Bill O’Reilly files! For our journey today, we will jump into our hot tub time machine and travel to Los Angeles, 1992, where six days of civil...Show More Summary
For the third day in a row, there's a new question mark over Bill O'Reilly's record, this time involving his reporting from the LA riots. O'Reilly has repeatedly claimed that he came under a "bombardment" of bricks and stones while covering the 1992 riots, but six Inside Edition team members...