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What John Singleton Accomplished With ‘Boyz N the Hood’

One of the seminal films of its era, it was cinema’s answer to the Rodney King story.
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Rodney King's daughter is helping African American fathers spend time with their children

Lora King, 35, hopes a new grant program for black dads will help cast a new light on her father's legacy.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Why the 1992 L.A. uprising may hold the key to a better future in 2020

After officers videotaped beating Rodney King were acquitted in 1992, former Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges changed her life by getting into politics. What she has learned in the years since helped her understand the 2016 election and what white people must face in 2020.
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Today in History: April 29th

On this day in history: Rioting hits Los Angeles after four white officers are acquitted of most charges in beating of Rodney King; Dachau concentration camp liberated; Jerry Seinfeld born. (April 29)            [Author: AP]
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Ap, Jerry Seinfeld, Dachau, Rodney King

Who is William Barr, the attorney general set to release the Mueller report?

How much of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s highly-anticipated report into Russian interference in the 2016 election will be seen by Congressional lawmakers and the public Thursday largely depends on one man — William Barr. The attorney general under Donald Trump has vowed to release the report this week with redactions that fall under four colour-coded classifications: classified information, grand jury information, information pertaining to ongoing investigations and information that may infr...
Tags: News, Justice, Senate, White House, Russia, Alabama, America, Los Angeles, Fbi, House, Graham, Associated Press, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Panama, Justice Department

Robert Patrick Remembers Every Time He’s Played the T-1000 Outside of ‘Terminator 2’

I had the very great pleasure of sitting down with Robert Patrick at SXSW this year to discuss his fun, satirical midnight movie Tone-Deaf, in which he plays an aging boomer who hates millennials so much he decides to AirBnB his isolated cabin so he can torment and kill one. Or course, this isn’t the first brush with darkness for the actor, who has pretty much made a career out of playing bad guys. Most famously: the liquid metal T-1000 in Terminator 2: Judgment Day. Patrick has been very happy...
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Former LAPD cop rushes home to find man from iconic 1992 riot picture on his porch after LA Marathon mix-up

The former cop raced home when his surveillance system signaled that an unidentified man was lingering on his front porch. But before you jump to conclusions about what you would do in the same situation, make sure you digest this entire story. Stan LeMelle, 65, was at the gym around 8:30 a.m. on Monday, March 25 when he got a notification on his phone. He watched the video image of the man who rang his doorbell. In that moment, LeMelle had no idea he was about to learn a lesson that, he said, w...
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Did A Broken Surveillance Camera Prevent Race Riots?

Opinion Jussie Smollett Arrested 2019 USA – -( Jussie Smollett didn’t have to have his two paid conspirators put on masks and MAGA hats. Smollett selected a spot for his staged assault where the attack would have been recorded. He wanted a video of his attack to be captured. Smollett wanted it to go viral. He wanted a video what showed white Trump supporters beating a black man. In 1992 the video or Rodney King being beaten by cops was on T.V. We saw the video hourly, the resul...
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Spike Lee Casts Two ‘The Wire’ Alums for Netflix Drama ‘Da 5 Bloods’

Spike Lee‘s Da 5 Bloods has just added two The Wire alums to its star-studded cast. Clarke Peters and Isiah Whitlock Jr. are joining the cast of the Netflix Vietnam War film, which already stars Black Panther‘s Chadwick Boseman. Joining them in the Da 5 Bloods cast are Norm Lewis, Mélanie Thierry and Jasper Pääkkönen. Collider reports that Clarke Peters and Isiah Whitlock Jr. are joining the cast of Da 5 Bloods, Spike Lee’s latest Netflix collaboration which follows a group of Vietnam War ve...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Casting, War, Netflix, Spike Lee, Vietnam, Chadwick Boseman, Clarke Peters, Lewis, Lee, Peters, Roger Guenveur Smith, Norm Lewis, Rodney King, Jon Kilik

Spike Lee’s Da 5 Bloods Rounds Out Cast With 5 New Members

Spike Lee’s Da 5 Bloods rounds out cast with 5 new members Netflix has announced that BlacKkKlansman stars Isiah Whitlock Jr. and Jasper Pääkkönen will reunite with director Spike Lee in his forthcoming Vietnam war drama Da 5 Bloods. Norm Lewis (Scandal), and Clarke Peters (The Wire), and french actress Melanie Thierry (The Zero Theorem) have also signed on for the film. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh =
Tags: Movies, Netflix, Spike Lee, Vietnam, Chadwick Boseman, Clarke Peters, Lee, Terence Blanchard, Rodney King, Jon Kilik, Movie News, Isiah Whitlock Jr, Melanie Thierry, Danny Bilson, Charlie Wachtel David Rabinowitz, Jasper Pääkkönen

Trump to let new attorney general decide what to release from Mueller report

The White House says President Donald Trump will let his new attorney general decide whether to release the findings of the special counsel’s Russia investigation to the public. White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said Trump was “following the proper process” by putting the decision to William Barr. But she stressed that the White House was not concerned about the findings. Sanders said Trump was president because he was the “better candidate,” adding that “he didn’t need to, nor did he collud...
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From the dental chair to the ring: Meet the San Fernando Valley dentist who protects boxing star Manny Pacquiao’s pearly whites

At his unremarkable office on Roscoe Boulevard, Dr. Ed de la Vega spends most days filling cavities and performing root canals. By the looks of the slight, graying man in spectacles and a white lab coat, one mightn’t guess he’s something of a celebrity. That is, in the Filipino boxing world. At 77, de la Vega spent a recent Saturday night wiping sweat and applying Vaseline to the brow of young Filipino boxer Genisis Libranza at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson. He was performing his duties a...
Tags: Usa, News, La, Israel, Sports, America, Reagan, Sport, Ukraine, Soccer, Philippines, Kuala Lumpur, Boxing, Manny Pacquiao, Las Vegas, Ed

'Go Ahead in the Rain' Artfully Melds the Many Parts of a Tribe Called Quest's Backstory

None As I write this review, I'm listening to "Award Tour" and nodding my head like I'm front row for A Tribe Called Quest's 1993 Arsenio Hall performance under lavender stage lights. I discovered Tribe in a different world than Hanif Abdurraqib: not in Columbus, Ohio, but Akron; not on cassette tape, but a Greatest Hits CD stolen from the public library; not as a black teenager realizing that Tribe's jazz-imbued hip-hop is acceptable to play at home, but as a white 15-year-old suddenly on a mi...
Tags: Music, Review, New York City, Book Review, Hip-hop, New Orleans, Donald Trump, Leonard Cohen, Akron, Anderson Paak, COLUMBUS Ohio, Otis Redding, Lucy Pearl, Muhammad, Tribe, Rodney King

Political Music, Musical Politics: A Discussion Panel with Samuel Adler, Maria Grenfell, Aaron Jay Kernis, and Catherine Likhuta

The intersection of music and politics is perennially fascinating. Within the world of classical music, tenacious ideas about music’s aesthetic autonomy, its purported status as timeless Art-with-a-capital-A, often rub up uncomfortably with actual musical practice. How is it that Beethoven’s music of universal brotherhood could also serve as the anthem of an apartheid nation-state? At Bowling Green State University’s 39th Annual New Music Festival last October, composers Samuel Adler, Maria Gren...
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Undercover officer: Colleagues beat him ‘like Rodney King’

ST. LOUIS (AP) — An undercover St. Louis police officer reported that his colleagues beat him “like Rodney King” when they mistook him for a protester following the acquittal of a white former officer in the fatal shooting of a black man, according to newly released court documents. Det. Luther Hall also described the attack […]
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Argument preview: Justices to reconsider potentially far reaching double-jeopardy exception

Next week the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in the case of an Alabama man who was convicted of both federal and state gun charges arising from the same traffic stop. He is challenging what is known as the “separate sovereigns” doctrine – the idea, based on longstanding Supreme Court rulings, that the federal government and Alabama are two different sovereigns and therefore can both prosecute him for the same conduct without running afoul of the Constitution’s ban on double jeopardy. In...
Tags: New York, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Virginia, Alabama, Los Angeles, United States, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Gamble, Howe, U S Court of Appeals, Mueller

The Rev. Arthur Lee Broadous, Pacoima community organizer and choir director, dies at 67

The Rev. Arthur Lee Broadous, who aided the homeless and used his singing voice to inspire and bring together his Pacoima community, died Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the age of 67. Arthur Lee Broadous (Photo courtesy of the Broadous family) The choir leader and former director of the Pacoima Community Youth Cultural Center Choir was part of a large and prominent Pacoima family headed by the Rev. Hillery T. Broadous, founder of Calvary Baptist Church of Pacoima and the San Fernando Valley chapter ...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Obituaries, Jackson, Local News, Naacp, Bradley, Rosa, Pamela, Arthur, Los Angeles City, Los Angeles Police Department, San Fernando Valley, Pacoima

The Popdose Interview: Matthew Sweet’s “Wicked System Of Things”

Matthew Sweet feels like it might be time to take a little bit of a breather and you can hardly blame him for that. “I’ve had so much stuff,” he chuckles, late in our conversation. “I feel like taking a break would be good for all of us. Meaning, me and the fans.” In the past two years, he’s released Tomorrow Forever and its companion album, Tomorrow’s Daughter. Fans can get their hands on a third album of new songs, Wicked System of Things, which will be in stores for Record Store Day this comi...
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This Week in Photography Books: Corinne Vionnet

  Thanks for reading, and giving this column its legs. Thanks for taking what I say seriously, but also having the self-awareness to know when I’m joking. Lord knows I’ve written some crazy things in this column over the last 7+ years, but I’ve never felt the need to dumb things down. (And I have the coolest editor in the world, which helps.) But mostly I’m saying thanks because after last week’s nakedly honest column, I got several lovely, positive emails in reply. I don’t do this for the feedb...
Tags: Photography, Texas, Obama, China, Americas, America, Ben Franklin, Rob, Republic, Stephen A Smith, Photography Books, Trump, George Washington, Democratic House, Robert Frank, Rodney King

Spike Lee to Adapt One-Man Stage Play Frederick Douglass Now  

Spike Lee to Adapt One-Man Stage Play Frederick Douglass Now According to Variety, prolific director Spike Lee (BLacKkKlansman, Inside Man, Malcom X) has signed on to adapt the one-man stage play Frederick Douglass Now for the big screen. This will be the third of Roger Guenveur Smith’s one-man stage shows that Lee has adapted, after helming Rodney King and A Huey P. Newton Story. RELATED: Spike Lee Talks BlacKkKlansman’s Powerful Ending For those unaware, Frederick Douglass was one of the n...
Tags: Movies, US, Los Angeles, Spike Lee, Buffalo, Smith, Lee, Occidental College, Frederick Douglass, Roger Guenveur Smith, Douglass, Rodney King, ComingSoon, Movie News, Branford Marsalis, Huey P Newton

‘Walker, Texas Ranger’s’ Aaron Norris, Sheree J. Wilson Team with Ani Kyd Wolf, Buffalo 8 on ‘Peace River’ (EXCLUSIVE)

MEXICO CITY — TV producer Aaron Norris, showrunner of “Walker, Texas Ranger,” is teaming with Buffalo 8, producer of Spike Lee’s Netflix original “Rodney King,” to produce “Peace River,” a one-hour drama series set on the U.S.-Mexico border. Norris (“I Love You Phillip Morris”), created the series with Sheree J. Wilson – “Dallas’” April Stevens […]
Tags: News, Mexico, Global, Netflix, Festivals, Dallas, Spike Lee, Stevens, Phillip Morris, Norris, Peace River, Rodney King, Sheree J Wilson, Walker Texas Ranger, Aaron Norris, Aaron Norris Sheree J Wilson Team

Ex-officer involved in Rodney King beating sentenced for DUI

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — A former Los Angeles police sergeant who went to prison for beating black motorist Rodney King has been sentenced after pleading no contest to driving under the influence. City News Service says a judge on Wednesday sentenced Stacy Koon to three years of probation. He also fined Koon $390 and […]
Tags: News, Los Angeles, City News Service, Rodney King, Nation & World, SANTA CLARITA Calif, Koon, Stacy Koon

Son of Murphy Brown

Hammering away at Donald Trump must be fun, considering how many people in Hollywood and the media do it on a full-time basis. Perhaps the motivation is financial. Trashing the president turns out to be good for ratings, clicks, and paid gigs. Or maybe, for those Hollywood stars and distraught journalists appalled by the outcome of the 2016 election, Trump-bashing is simply a necessary catharsis. In any case, the decision by CBS suits to reprise Candice Bergen’s golden oldie sitcom, “Murphy Brow...
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Criminal cases in the October 2018 term: A law professor’s dream

Applying a broad definition, 13 of the 38 cases in which the Supreme Court has granted review for the upcoming October 2018 term raise criminal law and related issues. (A few more will be granted in the “long conference” order list to be released September 27.) This is about average: Between a quarter to a third of cases decided by the court every year are criminal-law-related. But this term the docket feels a bit special: As I explained to the American Bar Association in my “Annual Review of th...
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Stockpiling 9mm for a SHTF Doomsday Event

Question to the reader: What kind of 9mm handgun ammunition are you stockpiling for a SHTF / Doomsday event? This could be anything from a natural disaster to a replay of the LA riots after the Rodney King verdict. This is a question my prepping buddies and I have discussed several times over the decades. When we were reloading 9mm in bulk during the 1990s we focused on two types of 9mm: Reloads for practice. Good quality brand name for self defense. However, then comes the next questi...
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Pathetic Unite the Right and angry Antifa sputter. There's still time to heed Rodney King.

Hopefully Orwell's 'Two Minutes Hate' is not yet institutionalized in our lives. There is still time to get along and 'stop making it horrible.'            [Author: Opinion columnist]
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State shuts down Pasadena-based ‘Celebrity Rehab’ center over death, repeated violations

State health regulators are moving to revoke the license of a well-known Pasadena drug rehabilitation center made famous by the reality television show “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew.” The Department of Health Care Services temporarily suspended the Pasadena Recovery Center’s license in June after investigating the death of a client and a series of other violations. The agency now is seeking a permanent revocation to protect the clients of the program, according to records filed with the Office ...
Tags: News, California, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Pasadena, Local News, Dennis Rodman, Southern California, Guns N Roses, Steven Adler, Pinsky, PRC, San Gabriel Valley, Los Angeles Daily News, Rodney King

July 31 Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital Releases

July 31 Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital Releases Welcome to’s July 31 Digital HD, Blu-ray and DVD column! As you can see, we’ve added a video player at the top highlighting this week’s releases, and you can find more detailed write-ups of different titles below! Click each highlighted title to purchase through Amazon! New Movies on Blu-ray/DVD Overboard (exclusive clip) Anna Faris and Eugenio Derbez do a role-reversal remake of the classic 80’s comedy which originally starred Gol...
Tags: TV, Movies, Horror, Berlin, United Nations, New Zealand, TV News, Starz, Justice League, Jim Carrey, Josh Brolin, Daniel Craig, Jason Reitman, Halle Berry, Dvd, James Cameron

Ex-officer involved in Rodney King beating charged with DUI

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — A former Los Angeles police sergeant who went to prison for his role in the beating of black motorist Rodney King is charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. Prosecutors on Thursday confirmed that 67-year-old Stacey Koon faces two misdemeanor counts for allegedly crashing his truck into a parked […]
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Rodney King, Nation & World, SANTA CLARITA Calif, Stacey Koon

Former LAPD Sgt. Stacey Koon charged in DUI case

Former LAPD Sgt. Stacey Koon — who served time in prison in connection with the videotaped beating of black motorist Rodney King — is facing two misdemeanor DUI counts stemming from his arrest about two months ago in the Castaic area, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office confirmed Thursday. Koon, 67, is scheduled to be arraigned Aug. 14 at the Santa Clarita courthouse on one misdemeanor count each of driving under the influence of an alcoholic beverage and driving wi...
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