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Erin Aubry Kaplan is journalist, essayist, and poet who writes about politics, culture, and identity with an eye to L.A.'s black communities. She has been a staff writer for the L.A. Weekly and opinion columnist for the L.A. Times. She was born in South Central and lives with her husband and animals in Inglewood.
School Me: USC vs. South Central

School Me: USC vs. South Central

Thy Neighbor, Thyself: You Never Really Know Everything About Your Neighborhood

Thy Neighbor, Thyself: You Never Really Know Everything About Your Neighborhood

A Tough Year for an Inglewood Block Party

A Tough Year for an Inglewood Block Party

Observing the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington from L.A.

Observing the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington from L.A.

The Dream Preferred: MLK's Iconic Speech Was Also About Jobs -- We're Still Dealing With It

The Dream Preferred: MLK's Iconic Speech Was Also About Jobs -- We're Still Dealing With It

Living for the City: A Look at the Gentrification of Oakland

Living for the City: A Look at the Gentrification of Oakland

Being Here: Early Inglewood Resident Leaves

Being Here: Early Inglewood Resident Leaves

Valerie Shaw is No Longer at City Hall, But She'll Still Be Making a Difference

Valerie Shaw is No Longer at City Hall, But She'll Still Be Making a Difference

Auto Focus: The L.A. Version of the White Picket Fence

Auto Focus: The L.A. Version of the White Picket Fence

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