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  • Black Voice News

    Race, homelessness and one city councilman’s commitment to make a difference.

  • ABC 7

    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Eyewitness Newsmakers tackles the homeless crisis in a round table discussion with the city and county leaders on the issue: County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl and L.A. City Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson.

  • New York Times

    LOS ANGELES — Five months after declaring that homelessness here had reached emergency proportions, city and county officials on Tuesday approved parallel plans that aim to combat the growing crisis of people living on the streets.

  • Los Angeles Wave

    LOS ANGELES — In celebration of African American Heritage Month at City Hall, City Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson hosted a film screening of “Bridging the Divide: Tom Bradley and the Politics of Race at City Hall,” Feb. 2 at City Hall.

  • Los Angeles Times

    The South Los Angeles intersection of Vernon and Western avenues is anchored by a liquor store and a boarded-up mini-mall. Murders have roiled the area over the last year — including a recent drive-by shooting before noon. Neighbors complain that prostitutes and drug dealers linger nearby.

  • Los Angeles Daily News

    LOS ANGELES — The city will stop issuing new business tax certificates to medical marijuana dispensaries under an ordinance approved today by the Los Angeles City Council.


  • Los Angeles Sentinel

    Although Los Angeles is a sprawling city, the majority of African Americans still reside south of the 10 freeway. Within that huge geographical area lies Council Districts 8, 9 and 10, all represented by Blacks who are seizing the opportunity to work together for the good of their constituents.

  • Los Angeles Sentinel

    Councilmember Harris-Dawson recently initiated a cooperative effort between the LAPD, LAFD, Parks and Recreation, City Attorney, and the Mayor’s Office of Gang Reduction and Youth Development (GRYD) to analyze and reevaluate the City’s current public safety approach, and to involve the community in developing a shared vision for reducing gun violence in South L.A.