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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.
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

Zimmerman Verdict Shows That We're Still Playing the Waiting Game

Zimmerman Verdict Shows That We're Still Playing the Waiting Game

1967, the Summer of Our Discontent

1967, the Summer of Our Discontent

Help Wanted: Leimert Park Needs to Stay a Cultural Hub

Help Wanted: Leimert Park Needs to Stay a Cultural Hub

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

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

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