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Activists raise their fists at the All Black Lives Matter Solidarity March on June 14, 2020 in Hollywood. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images)
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The theme of our Black History Month coverage this year is, “What does it mean to be Black in L.A.?”

We want to hear from our community. Recount a personal experience, tell us a story or just share your thoughts. We’ve also asked several of our Black staffers to reflect on this and contribute to the project. We’ll begin publishing these reflections Feb. 1 through the end of the month.


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The first installment of our The 8 Percent project began exploring the inextricable ties between L.A. and its Black residents — how Black migration, community and culture have shaped and changed L.A. For Black History Month, we’re homing in on a more specific experience — yours. Tell us: What does it mean to you to be Black in L.A.?

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