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 MEDIA ALERTS!!!
The Criminal Justice Conversations Podcast
Connie Rice, Co-Director of the Advancement Project, discusses how she got involved in gang prevention work, her efforts to reform the Los Angeles Police Department through both lawsuits and collaboration, her partnership with former LAPD Chief Bill Bratton, an innovative life skills program in LA’s jails, and more.
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Connie Rice: Conscience Of The City
In Power Concedes Nothing, civil rights attorney Connie Rice describes brokering peace between the Los Angeles Police Department and minority populations. In her memoir, Rice details how she went from the LAPD's antagonist to reformer, convincing police that they needed to court the backing and support of the city's African-American and Latino populations.
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 VIDEO

Simon and Schuster video featuring Connie Rice

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck Throws a Book Party for Connie Rice

Chief Beck on Connie Rice

Connie Rice on her new book

   

KTLA Channel 5 interview with Connie on her book

Twenty Years After the Rodney King Verdict
Annenberg TV News

   

Connie Rice joins Ted Chen on
NBC4's Today in LA Weekend News

Connie Rice talks about the 1992 L.A. Riots
on CBS Los Angeles

   

Connie Rice video chat on 1992 Riots for L.A. Time

SOCAL CONNECTED: Connie Rice: Mexican Cartels Making L.A. Look Like Italy of 80 Years Ago

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Dorner ‘absolutely the wrong guy to be made into a hero’
- NBC’s Mike Taibbi reports.

Connie Rive interview for Black History Month
on NBC4 News

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ARTICLES - PRINT & INTERNET

ARTICLES ON THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE 1992 LOS ANGELES RIOTS
- LAPD, city have changed since the riots, panel agrees
Gil Garcetti, civil rights attorney Connie Rice and LA Times columnist Jim Newton say a diverse Police Department and better leadership have improved.
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- Los Angeles riots: Connie Rice discussed LAPD during Times live chat
Twenty years later, Rice, now co-director of the Advancement Project, says: "We're in a place I never thought we would be."
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- LA riots: How 1992 changed the police
Because LAPD had a very arrogant, 'we're above the law' attitude," says Connie Rice, a civil rights lawyer. "It was the first time the black community's complaints couldn't be denied and swept under the rug."
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- Riots exposed long-lingering racial tensions in Los Angeles
"I think the lesson we learned is that we have to talk with one another," said Connie Rice, a prominent Los Angeles civil rights attorney who has worked on reforms to the LAPD.
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- The '92 riot: Revisiting a dark day in LA history
"The riots were the last spark," said Connie Rice, a director of the civil rights group Advancement Project and an attorney who has brought numerous civil rights lawsuits against the Los Angeles Police Department.
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- Beck: LAPD Had "Crisis of Leadership" During Riots
“The LAPD decided not to attend a riot it co-created,” said Connie Rice, civil rights attorney. Beck is now in command of a police force with more staff and more support.
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- Uprising: Hip Hop and the LA Riots
Or, as civil-rights attorney Connie Rice puts it, the city and nation got the chance to "see what everyday African-Americans have been talking about for 20 ...
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- Residents Remember LA Riots on 20th Anniversary
Civil Rights Attorney Connie Rice joins Ted Chen on NBC4's Today in LA Weekend News on April 21, 2012, to talk about how the LAPD changed after the LA riots...
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- After Riots, Scandal Sparked Reform In LAPD
But civil rights lawyer Connie Rice says real changes to the LAPD's culture didn't begin until years later. She says the department first had to hit bottom....
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- The LA Riots: Looking Back At A City Under Siege
Many of the major players were interviewed, including civil rights attorney Connie Rice, who'd been arguing for police reform for years.
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- Reinventing the LAPD after the riots
Guest Connie Rice, co-director of The Advancement Project, a non-profit group focused on racial justice. Rice is also a member of Southern California Public Radio's board.
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MORE ARTICLES ON CONNIE RICE

- Civil Rights activist speaks at Creveling
The Creveling Lounge was packed to the brim Feb. 21 with students and faculty gathered to hear legendary civil rights lawyer, activist, and author Connie Rice speak about her new book Power Concedes Nothing.
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- The Roy Green Show, Saturday, 2/16/2013
Radio Interview regarding Christopher Dorner situation/LAPD
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- Article by Joel Fox (Pepperdine Professor)
Los Angeles civil rights attorney, Connie Rice, who spent years suing the LAPD over officer misconduct and racism, said the old LAPD was involved in unfairly accusing black officers of wrongs but that this is a new LAPD.
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- Article on Christopher Dorner
While few, if any, support the murderous methods Christopher Dorner used to exact revenge, over 27,000 people have supported a Facebook page to express their belief in his grievances.
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NEWS FROM THE FRONTLINES - The Gift of Social Justice Books
It's been a great year for books by Los Angeles based authors writing about the social justice movement so it's been a great year for Liberty Hill's book-signing series that featured Connie Rice...
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- Inside the Mind of Constance Rice
A Civil Rights Activist’s Word Cloud - Connie Rice Interviewed.
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- As Jobs Vanish, Where Are Blacks Left?
A luminary-packed panel gathered by Henry Louis Gates Jr. shared insights in Martha's Vineyard.
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- W.E.B. Du Bois Panel Tackles Hard Questions of Poverty
Constance L. Rice ... said the business of the community is gangs, and 70 per cent of the local economy in the housing projects is underground, with 60 per cent criminal: drugs, human trafficking and grand theft auto.
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- Obama must recapture the imagination of young voters
On May 25, the Urban Issues Breakfast Forum will have a serious panel discussion on what has changed in South Los Angeles since the 1992 riots. Attorney Connie Rice and several others will be there to tell of their work in trying to rebuild South L.A..
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- Rice urges new tactics to heal 'kill zones'
On a day when city residents struggled to come to grips with the shooting of a 3-year-old girl, prominent civil rights attorney Connie Rice on Tuesday told an audience of children's advocates that gang violence in urban areas had become "a cult of death and a culture of failure."
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- Connie Rice Is A Modern Day Superhero
Constantine "Connie" Rice ... is just one cape away from being a modern day superhero.
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- Book Review Power Concedes Nothing by Connie Rice - Fox&Hounds
In recognition of the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books that took place on the campus of the University of Southern California, Joel Fox posted his review of Connie Rice’s book, Power Concedes Nothing.
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- KCRW's Warren Olney interviews Gil Garcetti, Jim Newton and Connie Rice for "Los Angeles 20 Years After the Rodney King Verdict.
Getting a read on the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

Connie Rice and the Ayecha challenge
Los Angeles civil rights icon Connie Rice recounts a version of her own ayecha moment in her gripping new book, “Power Concedes Nothing." But her context is a world away from the Garden of Eden.
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- Connie Rice Talks About Her New Memoir and the Gangs of L.A.
How Connie Rice took on the gangs of L.A. and lived to tell the story in her new memoir, Power Concedes Nothing.
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It takes a streak of steely determination to challenge the status quoConnie Rice and the Ayecha challenge - Los Angeles civil rights icon Connie Rice recounts a version of her own ayecha moment in her gripping new book, “Power Concedes Nothing." But her context is a world away from the Garden of Eden.and no one knows that better than Connie Rice, one of America's most renowned civil rights attorneys.
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Connie Rice was a panelist at the 7th Annual John Jay College/Guggenheim Symposium on Crime in America, put on by the Center on Media, Crime and Justice. Over the course of two days, panelists from worlds as diverse as law enforcement, advocacy, academia and government gathered to talk about "The Problem That Won't Go Away: How Drugs, Race and Politics Distort U.S. Criminal Justice."
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Communities are Critical in Aiding Criminal Justice System.  Connie Rice, co-director of the Los Angeles-based Advancement Project, echoed Beck's call for change and community-based approaches to policing,...
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A trailblazer by blood: Connie Rice inspires with her uniquely headstrong attitude. Connie Rice knows a thing or two about breaking barriers, and not just because her cousin is former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
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- LAPD Chief Charlie Beck Throws a Book Party for Connie Rice
For one thing, Monday night's book launching event for civil rights lawyer Connie Rice's new memoir, Power Concedes Nothing, was held at the LAPD's headquarters, in the over-lit Compstat room.
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- An LAPD Critic Comes in From the Cold by Joe Domanick
It was an extraordinary event. Long a nemesis of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), Connie Rice celebrated the publication of her memoir in the Compstat Room in the LAPD’s sparkling new, glass-walled downtown administrative headquarters.
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Streets: El Mac (Los Angeles)

Artist El Mac's recent mural focuses on the writings of Connie Rice, a civil rights attorney, activist, and relative of Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
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Online slide show from KnowledgeGallery.Com of artist El Mac creating the mural of Connie Rice.
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- Right Makes Right
How a dogged civil-rights lawyer, an ex-gangster and a risk-taking LAPD captain helped avert a second wave of Rodney King riots. An L.A. TIMES article/adaption from POWER CONCEDES NOTHING by Connie Rice.
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- Patt Morrison Asks: Connie Rice
Connie Rice's efforts at healing the wounded heart of L.A.'s civic life, mending the broken ties among police and power structure and the public, as well as her long journey here are laid out in her book, "Power Concedes Nothing."
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- Book Review: 'Power Concedes Nothing' by Connie Rice
The author recounts her life in 'One Woman's Quest for Social Justice in America, from the Kill Zones to the Courtroom.
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- Review of Connie's book - syndicated to other California papers.
A life spent balancing the scales of justice
By CAROLYN KELLOGG - Los Angeles Times
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TRUTHDIG review of Connie's book by Bill Boyarsky
Connie Rice ... tells the story of how she and her colleagues have worked to free poor neighborhoods of the evils of gang killings, police brutality, poorly run schools and bad health.
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Connie Rice: 'The Conscience Of Los Angeles
No one but Connie Rice has ever simultaneously (and successfully) sued the Los Angeles Police Department and forged a pioneering partnership with them.
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A Life Spent Balancing the Scales of Justice by CAROLYN KELLOGG
Connie Rice is known in Los Angeles as a brilliant civil rights advocate and agitator, but people farther afield have often confused her.
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 AUDIO

NOT ANOTHER KID
Performed by James Ingram, lyrics by Connie Rice
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TAKE BACK THE GHETTO
Performed by Khalil
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