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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.
Shoes and Sympathy: When My Shopping Trips Turn to Political Discourse

Shoes and Sympathy: When My Shopping Trips Turn to Political Discourse

Making Space: Does Internal Immigration Warrant Cultural Neighborhood Names?

Making Space: Does Internal Immigration Warrant Cultural Neighborhood Names?

Bridge to Somewhere: A Graduation Ceremony Just as Important

Bridge to Somewhere: A Graduation Ceremony Just as Important

Lost in Translation: Growing Latino Population is Changing South L.A. Job Market

Lost in Translation: Growing Latino Population is Changing South L.A. Job Market

One Block Down, Eleven to Go: The Fight for a Better South Central

One Block Down, Eleven to Go: The Fight for a Better South Central

Crenshaw High Is Still Fighting the Battle For its Own Brand of Reform

Crenshaw High Is Still Fighting the Battle For its Own Brand of Reform

Big Deal: Priceless Bargain Hunting

Big Deal: Priceless Bargain Hunting

Why All of Los Angeles County Should Be Able to Vote in L.A. City Races

Why All of Los Angeles County Should Be Able to Vote in L.A. City Races

L.A. Riots: They Way We Were, and Still Are

L.A. Riots: They Way We Were, and Still Are

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