In honor of Black History Month, I want to take a few moments to recognize some outstanding residents and organizations in our district that are making history while inspiring and serving our communities.
Since Carter G. Woodson in 1926 founded “Negro History Week” to be held the Second Week of February, Black History Month has grown and continues to be a celebration of the multitude of contributions and achievements from the Black community that have shaped American History.
Our Small Business Leader is Krystyl Wright with Lot XI – a Compton based store that curates handcrafted products from local farmers. Krystyl donates parts of her proceeds to non-profits throughout Compton.
The Trailblazer honoree is poet and activist, Amanda Gorman. The South LA native and National Youth Poet Laureate captured the world’s attention by being the youngest poet to perform at a U.S. Presidential Inauguration.
The Los Angeles Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen is the Community Engagement Leader honoree for awarding thousands of dollars to send youth from South LA to earn college degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
Lauren Halsey, founder of Summaeverythang is the Public Service Champion. Summaeverythang is a community center that donates and delivers organic produce to residents throughout Southern California.
We can’t celebrate our history without looking ahead to our future. This is why I’m proud to recognize a rising leader in our community, Kamarie Brown. Kamarie is our Young Leader honoree. She made history by being the first Black student to serve as Student Board Leader for Los Angeles Unified School District.
Thank you to our Black History Month honorees for your service to the Second Supervisorial District.
Please join me in lifting up these leaders in our community who remind us that we each have the power to make an impact.
Happy Black History Month!