uprising: hip hop and the la riots is a documentary set to air on vh1 on may 1st. the film explores the 1992 beating of rodney king by white police offers in los angeles, california and the
riot rebellion that engulfed the city after all officers were acquitted of his heinous beating caught on videotape.
the trailer below is especially meaningful today as we remember trayvon martin, the black teenager gunned down by a white man in sanford, florida. although his killer has confessed, the sanford police department has not charged him with murder. time and time again we’re reminded that black lives are valueless.