Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson

Bridge Housing Brings Much Needed Affordable Housing to Evermont Development 

Bridge Housing Corporation and 8th District Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson have broken ground and are diligently working towards bringing two much-needed and highly anticipated affordable housing developments to a 4-acre site left decimated for over 30 years following the civil unrest of 1992. 

Council Members Seek Report on Controller Suspending Ridley-Thomas’ Pay 

Members of the Los Angeles City Council continue to question whether City Controller Ron Galperin had the legal authority to cut Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas’ pay and benefits after Ridley-Thomas was suspended from the council last year, with the latest motion filed on August 9 by Councilman Curren Price. 

LA City Council Passes Motion Aimed at Using CA Funds to Clean Near Freeways

The Los Angeles City Council approved a motion today aimed at using funds from the $100 billion California Comeback Plan to
clean public spaces near freeways.

The motion was introduced by Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez and directs the Chief Legislative Analyst and the City Administrative Officer to report on the state’s budget, including the $1.5 billion investment to clean public spaces, and identify the amounts of funding and planned expenditures that will benefit Los Angeles and clean public spaces near highways.

Mothers In Action Celebrates Their 22nd Annual Back to School Health Fair

In memory of Mitchell’s late Mother, the founder of M.I.A., Brenda Marsh-Mitchell, they distribute their first 100 backpacks each year for the last 6 years to First AME Church for their foster care youth in honor of her passing and life of service.. “My Mother was the founder of Mother’s In Action, and she understood that children fail because they can’t hear, they can’t see, and don’t have the resources to have a successful school year. So she started this thing 22 years ago, said President Mitchell.”

Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson on Restoring Justice with Protest Power to Break Cultural Addictions in LAPD

In the 60’s and 70’s, taking it to “The Man” was a norm for Black people. No jive. In 2020, the massive wave of protests got the whole world shook and the establishment asking, “What are we going to do to calm these people down?” Obviously, the constituents’ response today is trending. The spirit of our youth gets a 2020 soul clap.

Destination Crenshaw’s Pipeline to Public Sector Jobs

(Courtesy Photo) While Black History Month marks a time for reflection and celebration of the past, it also provides an opportunity to envision the future. The month of February is filled with events and exhibits that uplift Black culture- from Lauren Halsey’s exhibit at David Kordansky Gallery which explores her reckonings with gentrification and the economic displacement of Black-owned businesses, to California African American Museum hosting Debbie Allen’s Dance Academy for a performance inspired by Cross Colours: Black Fashion in the 20th Century. This is a time to honor our community’s monumental impact throughout history to present day.   While

South LA Cafe Brings Out Community Leaders at Grand Opening of Community-Focused Coffee Shop

There are so many talented, innovative entrepreneurs in our communities, but the lack of resources hinders us from moving forward. SLAC is setting the blueprint of what African Americans should continue to strive for in the city of Los Angeles. There is a lot of gentrification going on, and black people get pushed out of our neighborhoods: it’s a crucial time for us to start investing in the community, and taking control of our destiny.