Today marks the 40th anniversary of the Watts Riots
, prompting a raft of stories reflecting on the deadly events
of that long, hot summer, as well as the lingering effects
on the community of Watts.
All this reflection
comes, of course, in the wake of a disheartening move by Black Panther Huey P. Newton's heirs to copyright the angry "Burn, baby burn!" mantra of Watts rioters in order to sell hot sauce