Two miles from where Rodney King was attacked by police, a patch of turf has breathed life into a neighbourhood ravaged by violence

South Los Angeles is a 51 sq m grille of concrete and asphalt, spread flat below the sparkle of Hollywood and the towers of downtown. Early city leaders wrote racist covenants forcing black people and Latino immigrants into the blocks of south LA – not-so-subtly barricading them from the opulence beyond.

What we are trying to do is build more than a soccer field. We are trying to build a community

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