Inglewood Prepares to Shapeshift Again

An 80,000-Seat Stadium Stands Poised to Change a Neighborhood Already Trained in Transformation

Hollywood Park project manager Gerard McCallum stands next to plans for development at the site of the former Hollywood Park Race Track at a news conference in Inglewood, Los Angeles

To live in Inglewood is to live constant change. In my lifetime, I have seen the Forum transformed from championship basketball venue to mega church to top concert destination.

Residents of Inglewood have big and persistent dreams for the place they call home and raise their children. This is true of most cities, but the latest changes in Inglewood may finally put those dreams within reach.

As a child, I heard stories from neighbors and relatives about a time when African-Americans were not allowed in Inglewood—from the city’s incorporation in 1908 …

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