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John Singleton’s Work Resonated to Diverse Audiences
By Associated Press - RUSSELL CONTRERAS
Published April 30, 2019

Oscar Award nominated director, John Singleton of Boyz n the Hood fame is an avid supporter of Indie Night.  (photo E. Mesiyah McGinnis / LA Sentinel)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Much has been made about how John Singleton brought the issues gripping black youth in South Central Los Angeles to mainstream audiences with his 1991 classic “Boyz N the Hood.”

But the themes of that film, and his others about African Americans in Southern California, also resonated with other young people of color, from Native Americans living on isolated reservations to Latino communities in Texas and New Mexico.

The 51-year-old Singleton died Monday following a stroke earlier this month.

Native American attorney and writer Ruth Hopkins says the movie was her first exposure to the urban black experience, and she was surprised how much she could relate to the issues of poverty, racism and police violence.


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