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Los Angeles to Transition to Electric Buses to Fight Climate Change

The move will also improve air quality for residents.

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Upcoming Doc, 'Burn, Motherf***er, Burn!' Explores Origins and Legacy of L.A. Riots

“Fresh Dressed” director Sacha Jenkins’ latest documentary premieres on Showtime April 21, 25 years after racial tensions exploded into days of unrest that shook Los Angeles. 

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Chicano Batman is Here to Get Us Free

The SoCal quartet just dropped their latest album, “Freedom is Free.” We spoke with bassist Eduardo Arenas about the band’s unique name, bigotry on the road and why making joyous music is an act of protest. 

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Police Say California Mosque Stabbing Is Possible Hate Crime

John Henry Matteson was apprehended shortly after he allegedly stabbed a worshipper outside a Simi Valley mosque.

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WATCH: #TrumpProtests Take Over Streets Nationwide

From New York City to Los Angeles, Americas are expressing their displeasure with the election of Donald Trump.

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Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Brings Trauma of Criminalization to the Stage

Ahead of opening night for Patrisse Cullors’ “Power: From the Mouths of the Occupied,” the activist talked to Colorlines about how the production will incorporate the stories of Seattle locals in each performance.

Family of Jesse Romero to Sue City of Los Angeles for Killing Teen

Jesse Romero, 14, was fatally shot by an LAPD officer in August.

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AAPI Orgs, Activists Join Forces for New Voter Mobilization Initiative and Concerts

#IAmAsianAmerican launched today with plans to register 15,000 Asian-American millenials to vote through via free concerts in four cities on October 16.

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After Writing Rap Hits, Can This Queer Female MC Break Into the Mainstream?

Pitchfork profiled Gizzle, a rapper and songwriter who has co-authored verses for rap superstars like Kanye West and Ty Dolla $ign, as she makes a play for stardom. 

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STUDY: Police Body Cameras in Danger of Being Used as 'Instruments of Injustice'

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights examined body-worn camera policies in 50 municipalities. It was not impressed.

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72 Hellish Hours of Protest, Riot Police and Mass Arrests

From Baton Rouge to St. Paul to Los Angeles, hundreds hit the streets this weekend to protest the police killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. There were hundreds of arrests, and, in several faceoffs, demonstrators were knocked to the ground by police and stepped on.

A car drives past a building that has been renovated beside one that is still derelict in Brooklyn, an area experiencing rapid gentrification on May 17, 2005, in New York City.

Inside 'Environmental Gentrification'

It’s grimy, it’s expensive—and it’s pushing poor people of color closer to polluters.

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Seminal Chicano Punk Band's Bassist Slams Non-Confrontational Artists and Activists

Jesus Velo: “Our continual goal is to destroy every succeeding generation of patronizing Latino American groups.”

New America Ferrera-Produced Series Will Highlight LA's Gentrification Woes

Peep the trailer for “Gente-Fied,” set in Los Angeles’ predominantly Latino Boyle Heights neighborhood. 

Philly and Los Angeles' First Black Police Head Dead at 72

Willie Williams joined the LAPD in the aftermath of the Rodney King beating and 1992 riots. 

N.W.A.'s MC Ren to Gene Simmons: 'Hip-Hop Is Here Forever. Get Used To It.'

Kendrick Lamar introduced the seminal hip-hop group at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Friday. 

WATCH: Captivating Debut Trailer for 'O.J.: Made in America'

ESPN’s upcoming O.J. Simpson documentary premieres on ABC on June 11. 

Is Sam Cooke's Family on Board for His Upcoming Biopic?

One of the late soul singer’s nephews says he’s involved with “Sam Cooke: The Truth.” But Cooke’s brother—and the company that owns most of his music—says otherwise. 

#FundraiserFriday: Rising Filmmaker Depicts a Millennial Black Woman's Journey to Islam in 'Jinn'

Nijla Baseema Mu’min’s Kickstarter campaign for her upcoming narrative film is just $2,000 shy of its $25,000 goal. 

READ This Exhilarating History of L.A.'s Super-Badass 'Ovarian Psychos' Bicycle Brigade

The Ovas, an all-women-of-color feminist and punk-inspired collective that reclaims contested spaces through empowering mass bike rides, are the subject of a new documentary that premiered at South by Southwest.