John Singleton

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Film director, screenwriter and producer of the 1991 film, Boyz n the Hood

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A recent conference on the aftermath of the 1992 Rodney King riots was called "Los Angeles: America, only sooner." What are the lessons for the rest of America — then and now?

What Can the Rest of the Country Learn from the LA Riots?

A recent conference on the aftermath of the 1992 Rodney King riots was called "Los Angeles: America, only sooner." What are the lessons for the rest of America — then and now?

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(L-R) Warren Olney, Gary Phillips, Anna Deavere Smith and John Singleton

From Gangsta Rap to Bwy Theater: Cultural Touchstones of the LA Riots

(L-R) Warren Olney, Gary Phillips, Anna Deavere Smith and John Singleton

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