Erin Aubry Kaplan

Erin Aubry Kaplan

Journalist, contributer, New York Times, LA Times, KCET

Guest/Host

Erin Aubry Kaplan is a Los Angeles journalist and columnist who has written about African-American political, economic and cultural issues since 1992. She is a contributing writer to the New York Times opinion pages and also  the Los Angeles Times, where from 2005 to 2007 she was a weekly op-ed columnist – the first Black weekly op-ed columnist in the paper’s history. She has been a staff writer and columnist for the LA Weekly and a regular contributor for many publications, including Politico, kcet.com, Salon.com, Essence, and Ms.

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The “South Los Angeles” neighborhood didn’t exist until the early 2000s when the city changed the name of the area to wash away the stigma linked to the LA Riots.

South LA or South Central? Name depends on who you ask

The “South Los Angeles” neighborhood didn’t exist until the early 2000s when the city changed the name of the area to wash away the stigma linked to the LA Riots.

from KCRW Features

Some Angelenos haven’t seen their families since 2019. They share why they’re excited to go home for the holidays.

Why going home hits differently this holiday season

Some Angelenos haven’t seen their families since 2019. They share why they’re excited to go home for the holidays.

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