Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson
LA City Council Passes Motion Aimed at Using CA Funds to Clean Near Freeways
October 12, 2021
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. ... read more »
Empowered Residents Provide Safe Passage
September 10, 2020
This is the second year Los Angeles City Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson has incorporated Safe Passage into his South Los Angeles Community Safety Initiative (SLACSI, a broad community health and safety program.
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Mothers In Action Celebrates Their 22nd Annual Back to School Health Fair
August 20, 2020
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." ... read more »
Destination Crenshaw’s Pipeline to Public Sector Jobs
February 21, 2020
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, ... read more »
South LA Cafe Brings Out Community Leaders at Grand Opening of Community-Focused Coffee Shop
December 26, 2019
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.
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Nipsey Hussle: A Legacy That Transcends Rap
April 4, 2019
The murder of Nipsey Hussle is personal. It is personal to me. It is personal to a generation in looking at social media and news interviews, there was a clear message that his death was felt deeply and hurt immensely, and particularly for anyone who came into contact with him, no matter how brief the interaction. ... read more »