Very few reporters were covering how Los Angeles had set up newcomers and minority groups to be second-class citizens in the years leading up to the riots.
Welcoming Kobe to Los Angeles in the mid-90s felt triumphant but it was also a way to circumvent the much-needed conversations around racial relations.
The ‘Mamba Mentality’ and the Korean Work EthicI credit my mom and Mamba both for my work ethic, the good and the bad.
She moved to Los Angeles in 1972 with dreams of working in fashion.
It indeed helped a lot of Korean-Americans reset and find joy in living in Los Angeles again.