What I mostly remember about the riots is the smell of an urban fire – not the consoling, woody scent that wafts from a … read more.
Ralphs had already left my neighborhood in Gardena -- known as one of the most diverse cities in L.A. County -- at the time … read more.
April 29, 1992. For me, at the time an 11-year-old Black child living in a low-income section of Long Beach, that date represents more … read more.
Ruben Martinez is a professor of literature and writing at Loyola Marymount University; his most recent book, Desert America: Boom and Bust in the … read more.
What do I most remember about the uprising of ’92? That certain feeling of powerlessness. I have so many vivid memories: People swarming the … read more.
(Editor's Note: Frying Pan News continues its series about the 1992 unrest with this account told to us by Erin Aubry Kaplan.) I was … read more.
(Editor's Note: This post first appeared on Dr. Pop.) On April 27, 1992, my mother had to make probably one of the most difficult … read more.
It was a Wednesday night and my son was watching the news on TV in his room while I fixed dinner. “Dad,” he called … read more.
(Our coverage of Los Angeles’ 1992 civil unrest continues with this post by Martín Hernandez, a former Bus Riders Union organizer, L.A. Weekly theater … read more.
(Photographer Ted Soqui's account of the 1992 events, as told to Frying Pan News, appears below. He covered the violence for the L.A. Weekly … read more.
This month Frying Pan News presents personal stories of L.A.'s April 29-May 4, 1992 explosion. These recollections do not represent the point of view … read more.
This month Frying Pan News is presenting personal stories of the April 29-May 4, 1992 explosion, an event that has been called everything from … read more.
This month Frying Pan News is presenting personal stories of the April 29-May 4, 1992 explosion that has been called everything from a riot … read more.
Twenty years ago Los Angeles exploded in a confusing nightmare of violence, triggered by the jury acquittal of four police officers accused of beating … read more.