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Councilmember Harris Dawson Brings Successful Small Business Accelerator to South LA
May 14, 2020
South Los Angeles businesses are experiencing a renaissance. COVID-19 has presented obstacles and setbacks, however, our community is resilient and local leaders are leveraging every available resource to support entrepreneurs and ensure they can thrive despite this crisis. Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson has partnered with Grid110 to support emerging South LA entrepreneurs and businesses. Grid110 is an accelerator aimed at helping new entrepreneurs build and grow strong, sustainable businesses and established business owners take their ventures to the next level. ... read more »
South LA Community Standing Together Against COVID-19
April 9, 2020
In just a few weeks, the coronavirus has completely changed life as we know it. This pandemic has also exposed the wealth and necessity of community-based organizations, and a need for a substantial social safety net. Every resident is feeling the devastating impact of COVID-19 within South LA and across the City of Los Angeles. This crisis requires elected leaders, residents, and community-based organizations to collaborate on solutions. The vital role of South LA nonprofits like Community Coalition and other resident led organizations is amplified during times like these. While many residents are rightfully focused on meeting the needs of themselves and their families, many feel a responsibility to help their neighbors and their community at large during this pandemic. ... read more »
South L.A. City Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson Declares Intersection Of Crenshaw Blvd. And West Slauson Ave. As Ermias “Nipsey Hussle” Asghedom Square
April 9, 2019
South Los Angeles City Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson announced that the heartbeat of the South LA community, the intersection of Crenshaw Boulevard and West Slauson Avenue, would be named in honor of one of it's own, Ermias "Nipsey Hussle" Asghedom ... read more »
L.A. Councilmember Harris-Dawson Recognizes SOLAR (Sound of Los Angeles Records) 
June 21, 2018
Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson is extremely proud to recognize SOLAR Records (Sound of Los Angeles Records) for their contributions to music during The City of Los Angeles’s African American Music Appreciation Month. This event took place at Los Angeles City Hall on Tuesday, June 19.  ... read more »
Black Representation Matters: How a Rigged System Eliminated the Only Black Seat on the Los Angeles Community College Board
June 18, 2018
This was clearly a predetermined game wherein the will of the community (who refused to elect Vela twice in his previous election bids and came out strongly for me), the endorsements of Black elected officials (like Assemblymember Kamlager-Dove and Senator Mitchell who endorsed Ms. Shaw and Councilmember Harris-Dawson who endorsed me), the support of students, faculty, and staff (who all participated in an interview process and unanimously supported Valerie and me), and the qualifications of candidates did not matter. Instead, the seven-member Board, which already had three Latino males, appointed a fourth...who has no background in public higher education or any experience related to the post. He was nominated by a right-wing Trump supporter (Ernie Moreno) and the rest of the Board voted unanimously in his favor. ... read more »
Residents To Shape Making Of ‘Destination Crenshaw’ 
March 15, 2018
Hundreds join Councilmember Harris-Dawson at project’s first town hall meeting of the year     ... read more »
Harris-Dawson and Community Residents  to Build 1.1 Mile Outdoor Art Museum  on Crenshaw Blvd. 
March 1, 2018
In recognition that Black History should be celebrated every day, Councilmember seeks community engagement in planning of “Destination Crenshaw”, a 1.1 Mile Open-Air Art Museum celebrating the legacy of Black Los Angeles  ... read more »
Councilmember Harris-Dawson and Kortez honor the anniversary of the first hire of the Targeted Local Hire Program
February 28, 2018
Councilmember Harris-Dawson and Kortez honor the anniversary of the first hire of the Targeted Local Hire Program ... read more »
Write in America: Los Angeles Sentinel & Black Media Professionals Honored During African American Heritage Month  
February 8, 2018
Throughout history, it has been the Black photographers, videographers, on camera and radio personalities, the digital media, print publications and so many more who have reintroduced the Constitutional meaning of freedom of the press and freedom of speech.    ... read more »
Los Angeles Passes Historic Social Equity Policy on Cannabis
December 14, 2017
On December 6th, the Los Angeles City Council unanimously voted to pass a package of ordinances to regulate the new cannabis industry, including a Social Equity Program spearheaded by Councilmember Harris-Dawson. ... read more »
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