matt pearce.

matt pearce.

National reporter for the Los Angeles Times; essays, journalism and poetry previously for the L.A. Review of Books, The New Inquiry, The Missouri Review, Salon, and others.

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Cover of an LA Public Library reading guide after the Watts Riots.
Cover of an LA Public Library reading guide after the Watts Riots.
Cover of an LA Public Library reading guide after the Watts Riots.

Cover of an LA Public Library reading guide after the Watts Riots.

Arrests right now in Ferguson.
Arrests right now in Ferguson.

Arrests right now in Ferguson.

Ferguson, right now.
Ferguson, right now.

Ferguson, right now.

Proud new owner. #ferguson
Proud new owner. #ferguson

Proud new owner. #ferguson

Ifama Kellin, 20, wears a “Justice for Michael Brown — Hands up!” button on her McDonald’s uniform. She got it Wednesday: “I got off work and protested in my uniform.”
Ifama Kellin, 20, wears a “Justice for Michael Brown — Hands up!” button on her McDonald’s uniform. She got it Wednesday: “I got off work and protested in my uniform.”

Ifama Kellin, 20, wears a “Justice for Michael Brown — Hands up!” button on her McDonald’s uniform. She got it Wednesday: “I got off work and protested in my uniform.”

Angela Whitman, 44, demonstrated at the Ferguson Police Department until 2 a.m. this morning, peacefully violating curfew. “I broke the law, I did!” she said, laughing. “But God loves me.”
Angela Whitman, 44, demonstrated at the Ferguson Police Department until 2 a.m. this morning, peacefully violating curfew. “I broke the law, I did!” she said, laughing. “But God loves me.”

Angela Whitman, 44, demonstrated at the Ferguson Police Department until 2 a.m. this morning, peacefully violating curfew. “I broke the law, I did!” she said, laughing. “But God loves me.”

Ferguson, now.
Ferguson, now.

Ferguson, now.

mythologyofblue:

Ernst Haas, Communication, Nevada, 1962
mythologyofblue:

Ernst Haas, Communication, Nevada, 1962

mythologyofblue:

Ernst Haas, Communication, Nevada, 1962

"Roll out! We your black family, we your black brothers and sisters, let’s roll out. Let’s get some rest tonight."
"Roll out! We your black family, we your black brothers and sisters, let’s roll out. Let’s get some rest tonight."

"Roll out! We your black family, we your black brothers and sisters, let’s roll out. Let’s get some rest tonight."