Race & Ethnicity

Hollywood’s depictions of trans people — and the impact of those portrayals on the trans audience — is the subject of the 2020 Netflix documentary “ Disclosure ,” which is now a…

from The Business

From booker to label manager, promoter to superfan, Ric Fazekas was a true champion of LA rock en Español. He died last month after a battle with liver cancer.

from Greater LA

Locals identify Crenshaw Boulevard as the main artery of Black culture in Los Angeles, while the man it’s named for was white.

What’s in a street name? How a proposal to rename Crenshaw Boulevard divided the community

Locals identify Crenshaw Boulevard as the main artery of Black culture in Los Angeles, while the man it’s named for was white.

from Greater LA

Josefina López launched the restaurant Casa Fina and theater Casa 0101.

Clearing up misconceptions about Boyle Heights, and turning it into an ‘artistic mecca’

Josefina López launched the restaurant Casa Fina and theater Casa 0101.

from Greater LA

The 1960s gave rise to the ‘Eastside sound,” which refers to new musical styles created by groups coming out of Boyle Heights and neighboring areas at that time.

LA’s Eastside sound blends R&B, doo-wop, Chicano rock, punk

The 1960s gave rise to the ‘Eastside sound,” which refers to new musical styles created by groups coming out of Boyle Heights and neighboring areas at that time.

from Greater LA

“In Boyle Heights, they built Yiddish schools, they built a Yiddish language press, they used Yiddish to organize workers and political parties.

For Jewish immigrants, Boyle Heights was a place for community building and a slice of the American dream

“In Boyle Heights, they built Yiddish schools, they built a Yiddish language press, they used Yiddish to organize workers and political parties.

from Greater LA

“Friends” ended in 2004, but it still ranks as one of the most-watched television shows ever. More than 52 million people watched the finale.

‘Friends: The Reunion’ involves new revelation about Ross and Rachel, but lack of diversity remains unaddressed

“Friends” ended in 2004, but it still ranks as one of the most-watched television shows ever. More than 52 million people watched the finale.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

President Biden unveiled new measures to address the racial wealth gap. They focus on housing and government contracts. Not included are reparations or debt forgiveness.

How can Biden close the racial wealth gap, as he marks 100th anniversary of Tulsa Race Massacre?

President Biden unveiled new measures to address the racial wealth gap. They focus on housing and government contracts. Not included are reparations or debt forgiveness.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In 1971, John Denver wrote an ode to America’s natural beauty in “Take Me Home, Country Roads.” For Americans stationed overseas, the tune felt like a postcard from home.

Why John Denver’s music about rural life in America appealed to so many people in China and Korea

In 1971, John Denver wrote an ode to America’s natural beauty in “Take Me Home, Country Roads.” For Americans stationed overseas, the tune felt like a postcard from home.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Santa Monica has a reputation as a paradise for lefties. Jane Fonda’s former husband, the 1960s activist Tom Hayden, represented Santa Monica in the California State Legislature.

Why a hate-filled 30-year-old letter targeting Latinos in Santa Monica is relevant today

Santa Monica has a reputation as a paradise for lefties. Jane Fonda’s former husband, the 1960s activist Tom Hayden, represented Santa Monica in the California State Legislature.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

At CAAM, an exhibition on view is “Enunciated Life.”

‘Enunciated Life’ focuses on Black spiritualism, joy, freedom. A look from KCRW’s Novena Carmel

At CAAM, an exhibition on view is “Enunciated Life.”

from Greater LA

KCRW is joining other public radio stations up and down the state to mark the one-year anniversary of the murder of George Floyd.

Statewide Special: Police reform in California, one year after George Floyd

KCRW is joining other public radio stations up and down the state to mark the one-year anniversary of the murder of George Floyd.

One year after the murder of George Floyd, an event that catalyzed racial justice movements across the country, organizers in LA gathered at City Hall to encourage activists to…

‘Stay in the streets’: Organizers gather at LA City Hall to continue work born out of George Floyd’s death

One year after the murder of George Floyd, an event that catalyzed racial justice movements across the country, organizers in LA gathered at City Hall to encourage activists to…

from Greater LA

Orange County resident Ferin Kidd spent three days documenting the protests in Minnesota last year following the murder of George Floyd before returning to organize at home.

Black OC filmmaker captures Minneapolis protests in ‘Bang4Change’

Orange County resident Ferin Kidd spent three days documenting the protests in Minnesota last year following the murder of George Floyd before returning to organize at home.

from Greater LA

Black-owned businesses saw a wave of customers following the murder of George Floyd and the protests sparked by his death.

James Fugate’s picks for books on race: ‘Four Hundred Souls,’ ‘America on Fire,’ and more

Black-owned businesses saw a wave of customers following the murder of George Floyd and the protests sparked by his death.

from Greater LA

Right now, society is engulfed in both a racial justice reckoning and a law enforcement reckoning, which prompts a reexamination of how police can best contribute to their communities,…

New California AG Rob Bonta says criminal justice system is fundamentally broken. He wants to take a different approach

Right now, society is engulfed in both a racial justice reckoning and a law enforcement reckoning, which prompts a reexamination of how police can best contribute to their communities,…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Isaac Bryan is the founding director of the UCLA Black Policy Project and a big proponent of Measure J, which funds alternatives to incarceration.

Isaac Bryan declares victory in California Assembly special election. He wants to ‘move policy at a faster rate’

Isaac Bryan is the founding director of the UCLA Black Policy Project and a big proponent of Measure J, which funds alternatives to incarceration.

from KCRW Features

This week marks the one-year anniversary of the murder of George Floyd at the hands of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.

‘Generational curse or generational trauma’: Black SoCal residents on George Floyd anniversary

This week marks the one-year anniversary of the murder of George Floyd at the hands of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.

from Greater LA

Joy Harjo's “Living Nations, Living Words" features the work of contemporary Native American poets, plus an interactive map that places each poet in the place that they feel most…

US Poet Laureate Joy Harjo on what home means for Native Americans kicked off their land

Joy Harjo's “Living Nations, Living Words" features the work of contemporary Native American poets, plus an interactive map that places each poet in the place that they feel most…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand