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Erin Aubry Kaplan

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Erin Aubry Kaplan is an author, journalist and essayist who has been writing about black Los Angeles and wider issues since 1992. She teaches creative nonfiction at Antioch University Los Angeles and current events at the OASIS center in the Crenshaw district.

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Mary Hooks of Southerners on New Ground leads the Count Every Vote protest at the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, in 2018. | Kevin Lowery
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POV

Grace Lee, Marjan Safinia and Ava DuVernay Amplify Stories of Defiant Women of Color Transforming Politics

Directed by Grace Lee and Marjan Safinia, “And She Could Be Next” tracks the campaigns of six women of color who sought office as well as the efforts of all the seasoned organizers and ordinary folks who made those campaigns possible.
Protest Trump
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What Would Martin Say?

Martin Luther King shaped how I saw the country and what I expected from it.
Santa Monica crosswalk
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Artbound

Is Los Angeles a Private City?

Los Angeles never rid itself of its own brand of segregation that partly comes from having so much space.
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Departures

Comic Book Artist Brings Back Superhero to Battle Thugs and Structural Racism in L.A.

Stephen Townsend's "The Hood" was born out of the '92 civil unrest and returns to fight more nebulous evils
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The Rams Return: Will Football Remake the City of Champions?

Amid the cheering of the return of the NFL to L.A., I have a nagging question: what will it mean for Inglewood?
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San Bernardino's Tragedy: Close to Home

The big little town that nobody thought about is on our minds now. What does that mean for the California dream?
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School Daze: LAUSD Adult School Pushes Back at Encroaching Charter School

In the volatile public vs. charter fight, one LAUSD campus is just trying to stay put.
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Market Value: A Stroll Through Inglewood's Farmer's Market

Inglewood's new farmer's market--one of an increasing number in So Cal-- isn't all it could be. But it's a start.
Diagonal streets in 1939 aerial photograph of Los Angeles show clashing grids. Courtesy of the California Historical Society Collection, USC Libraries.
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San Vicente Blvd: The Road Too Travelled

Navigating a difficult summer on an uncelebrated boulevard became a matter of life and death.
Alan and Erin Kaplan, 2006
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Love Across the Color Line: Remembering Alan Kaplan

In teaching the lessons of race, Alan Kaplan built a relationship with the whole world. That included me.
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