Councilmember Curren Price

Price Elected as Pro-Tempore for L.A. City Council

The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously on Oct. 25 to elect Councilmember Curren Price for the position of Council President Pro Tempore. In light of the racist City Hall recording scandal, the LA City Council last week named Councilmember Paul Krekorian as its new Council President. On Friday, Oct. 21, Council President Krekorian introduced a motion to select Councilmember Price as the next President Pro Tempore of the LA City Council. Related Stories Seahawks’ Offense Rout Chargers 37-23 Rams Overcome a Two-Game Losing Streak, Defeat Panthers, 24-10 “I look forward to working with Council President Krekorian and my colleagues

L.A. Council Extends Reward for Mikeona Johnson

The Los Angeles City Council approved a motion on Sept. 21, to reaffirm and extend the $50,000 reward offer that leads to the apprehension and conviction of those responsible for the death of Mikeona Johnson.

Black Councilmembers Show Up Strong for Hutt 

Councilmembers Curren Price and Marqueece Harris-Dawson, the only African Americans on the L.A. City Council, supported the motion of Council President Nury Martinez to appoint Heather Hutt as the interim Councilmember representing the 10th District. 

Nine Councilmembers Stand Strong in Support of Heather Hutt Appointment 

Despite the hundreds of Council District 10 constituents who showed up at the Los Angeles City Council Meeting on Aug. 30 wearing t-shirts with slogans like “Black Women Are Watching,” “Hutt is the Voice & Vote We Need, NOW!” and numerous other slogans, a hand full of councilmembers maneuvered to delay the vote to appoint Heather Hutt as the interim councilmember for CD 10. 

BBA Honors Cooper for 50 Years of Service to Business Community

Earl “Skip” Cooper II, who stepped down as president/CEO of the Black Business Association (BBA) after more than 46 years, was honored at a “50 Years of Service Celebration Dinner and Roast” on August 20, at the California Science Center. 

Wellnest Opens First Housing Development for Young Adults  

On July 8, Wellnest celebrated the grand opening of its first permanent supportive housing development, The Nest on Florence. Located at 410 E. Florence Avenue in South Los Angeles, the five-story, 40,848-square-foot building features 51 fully furnished studios and one-bedroom units. 

Hundreds Attend 4th Annual South L.A Pride

Hundreds attended the 4th annual South LA Pride celebration on July 1, at Norman O. Houston Park in Baldwin Hills. The event united South LA’s LGBTQ community and their allies for a family-friendly “Pride Picnic.”

Councilmember Curren Price Provides $5.5 Million to 100 Organizations Across the New Ninth District and Beyond!

Councilmember Curren Price (D-9th District) hosted a press conference to honor different organizations responsible for the growth in the ninth district and surrounding areas in Los Angeles. On Thursday, April 21, Price presented over 100 checks totaling over $5 million to local businesses and organizations that earned the acknowledgment and appreciation.