These Recent Events Are A LOT — Tell Us Your Story Or Ask A Question

A boy holds a sign during a protest in downtown Los Angeles on Friday. (Christian Monterrosa/AP)

People are protesting across the country in response to George Floyd's death at the hands of police in Minneapolis.

Late Saturday, May 30, Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency in Los Angeles city and county. As a backdrop to these events, the coronavirus pandemic continues to rip throughout the country — disproportionately sickening and killing people of color.

The events bring up a wide range of emotions and reactions to this country's tumultuous and troubled history with race and policing.

Mothers of black boys grapple with how to give their kids "the talk" about police while still preserving the joy of just being a kid. Longtime Angelenos surface memories of the 1992 civil unrest. People who are fed up ask themselves what "right way to protest" will finally get the attention of decision-makers. Business owners worry about how to keep their stores and their livelihoods intact. Nurses wonder about what crowds in the street mean for infection rates.

It is a LOT.

We want to hear from you. How are you feeling about the events of the week? What questions would you like our team to answer? Do you have a story that you want to share?

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