Supporters of Our Radically-Inclusive Effort

In just a few short months, Downtown Crenshaw organizers have galvanized a diverse set of Crenshaw community leaders, Black Los Angeles stakeholders, local allies and supporters from across the globe. We are pleased to be building a broad-based and radically-inclusive effort of over 300 organizations of homeowners, renters, houseless, merchants, property owners, neighborhood associations, faith-based institutions, civil rights organizations, business leaders, civic leaders, scholar-activists, artists, and affinity groups. (Sign the petition and volunteer to join the movement).

Supporters Include (partial list):

Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment-Los Angeles (ACCE-Los Angeles)


Chinatown Community for Equitable Development

Concerned Community Members for Chesapeake Apartments

End Homelessness Now-LA

Hyde Park Organizational Partnership for Empowerment

Liberty Community Land Trust

Lincoln Heights Against Gentrification

Long Beach Residents Empowered (LiBRE)

Los Angeles Community Action Network (LACAN)

Los Angeles Housing Compliance

Los Angeles Tenants Union Baldwin Leimert Crenshaw Local 

Oakland Community Land Trust

People Organized for Westside Renewal (POWER)

Progressive Asian Network for Action

Sunrise Movement OC

Venice Community Housing

Westside Los Angeles Tenants Union

ADOS-Los Angeles

ADOS-Southern California

AFIBA Center

African American Cultural Center (Us)

African American Cultural Center Long Beach (AACCLB)

AfricaTown Coalition

Anti-Racist Action Los Angeles

Black Community Clergy and Labor Alliance

Black Lives Matter-Los Angeles

Brothers, Sisters, Selves Coalition

Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB)

Coalition of 100 Black Women Los Angeles Chapter

Committee to Eliminate Media Offensive to African People-West (CEMOTAP-West)

Committee for Racial Justice

Congress of Racial Equality-California

Creating Justice LA

Crenshaw Subway Coalition

Decolonize This Place

Food and Water Watch & Food and Water Action

Humanity First Coalition

Jazzalyn Livingston, NAACP National Programs Officer


Kwanzaa People of Color

Labor/Community Strategy Center

Los Angeles Black Worker Center

Los Angeles Inner City Cultural Center

Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative

NAACP Los Angeles

NAACP San Fernando Valley

National Action Network-Los Angeles

National Association for Equal Justice in America

National Coalition of 100 Black Women Los Angeles Chapter

National Council of Negro Women Southern California Area Chapter

Dr. Ron Daniels, Executive Director, Institute of the Black World 21st Century

SEIU Local 99 African American Caucus

SEIU Local 721 African American Caucus

Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Greater Southern California

Students Deserve Los Angeles

UCLA Beloved Community Initiative

Union del Barrio

White People 4 Black Lives

Youth Justice Coalition


Alice Goff, Retired President, AFSCME 36

SEIU 721

USW Local 675

Michael Peck, 1 worker 1 vote

American Sustainable Business Council

Gilda Haas, L.A. Co-Op Lab

Los Angeles Union Cooperative Initiative

Michael Kramer, Managing Partner, Natural Investments, LLC

Resource Generation Los Angeles

Social Venture Circle

Akosua Hobert, Senior Minister, First Woman's Church of LA

Baptist Ministers Conference of Los Angeles and Southern California

Clergy for Black Lives

Pastor Cue JnMarie, Church without Walls (Skid Row)

Rev. Donald L. Wilson

Pastor Eddie Anderson, McCarthy Memorial Christian Church

Rev. Erica Byrd, KRST Unity

Holy Name of Jesus Church Knights of Peter Claver Council 121

Rev. James Thomas, Living Word Community Church

Pastor KW Tulloss, Weller Street Baptist Church

Pastor Meredith Miller, Pomona Valley Church

Morningside Congregational Church, UCC

Rev. Najuma Smith-Pollard, USC Cecil Murray Center for Community Engagement

St. Peter Claver Foundation

Rev. William D. Smart, Jr., Pastor, Christ Liberation Ministries

Artist Among Us Talent Agency

Ayuko Babu, Founder, Pan African Film Festival

Brandi Kane, Artist

Dr. Adrian Dove, Ph.D., Kingdom Day Parade

Lauren Halsey, Artist

Rahkua, Artist

Six Sev, Artist

Dr. Melina Abdullah, Ph.D, Professor of Pan-African Studies at Cal State University Los Angeles

Dr. Jody Armour, Author & Professor, University of Southern California School of Law

Dr. Maulana Karenga, Ph.D, Professor & Chair of Africana Studies at Cal State University Long Beach & Creator of Kwanzaa

Dr. W. Gabriel Selassie I, Professor, Los Angeles City College

Dr. Chris Tilly, Professor and Chair, UCLA Department of Urban Planning

Anna Tutt, 2nd Vice President, Consolidated Board of Realtist

Bee Hall, Pan-African Community Development Corporation

Buy Back the Block Los Angeles

Leimert Park Investment Group

Lucas Renaissance Group

Dr. Ronald Galvin, Vice President for Racial Equity and the Democratic Economy of The Democracy Collaborative

Sandra McNeil, Former Executive Director, TRUST South LA

Seed Commons/The Working World

Ted Brass Real Estate Solutions

Ade Nuff, Ride On Bike Co-Op & Past President of the Leimert Park Village Merchants Association

Anastasia Clemons, Co-Founder, Lucas Renaissance Group

Clare Kelly, CEO, Hesse Press

Conaxion, Inc.

Christiane Eubanks, Co-Owner, Who's Hungry Caribbean & Catering

Dawn Modkins, Diaspora Beauty Supply and Salon

Daniel Desure, Owner, Commonwealth Projects

Danielle's Soul Kitchen

Dianne Lawrence, Editor, The Neighborhood News

Eric Walker, Walk.Empowered

Dr. Kathye Jenkins, Founder/President, Cynthia Perry Ray Foundation

Gina Viola, CEO, Trade Show Temps

Hank's Mini Market

Jackie Ryan, Past President of Leimert Park Village Merchants Association

Jennifer Alvarez, Worker-Owner, The Tree Yoga Cooperative

Leimert Park Village Merchants Association

Linda Morgan Sam, Living Legends Foundation

Los Angeles South Chamber of Commerce

Love Tafari, Owner, Love Tafari Realtor

Marva Smith, Owner, Marva Smith Consulting

Michelle Johnson, CEO, The Chocolate Barista

Mobile Science Labs

Mohawk General Store

Moonwater Farm

Mo Juice

Olympia Auset, Owner, SÜPMARKT

Page Bryant, CEO, Page Bryant Production

Patricia Diggs, Executive Director, Operation Backlot

Philip Bucknor, Founder/CEO, FORTHEFUTURE

The Restaurant Opportunities Center of Los Angeles

Restaurant Workers' Community Foundation

Robin Cole, Past Board Member, Park Mesa Heights Community Council

Dr. Rosie Milligan, Author, Business Owner & Self-Appointed Mayor of South Central

Seth Gottesdiener, CEO, Indigo Fitness

Skid Row People's Market

SoLA Food Co-Op

South LA Cafe

South Los Angeles Bureau of Tourism & Trade

TEC Leimert

Toss It Up Salad

Troya Ellis, CEO, Trajectory of Hope

Mable Wilson, Owner, Wilson's Divorce Clinic


We Love Leimert

59th Place Block Club

Akili, Director, Fannie Lou Hamer Institute

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc Beta Psi Lambda Chapter

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. Upsilon Chi Chapter

Andrea Canty, Past President of North Area Neighborhood Development Council

Black American Political Association of California-Los Angeles

Clint Simmons, P.E., Commissioner, Los Angeles Aviation Commission

Connye Thomas, Chair, Community Action Mobilization Team

Converging Storms Action Network

Dominique Bell, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Long Beach

Black American Political Association of California-Los Angeles (BAPAC-LA)

Black Skeptics

Carolyn Fowler, California Senior Legislature

Clean Up South Central

The Honorable Daniel Lee, Culver City City Councilmember

Danielle Lafayette, Founder/Executive Director, Unite A Nation

Dwayne Wyatt, Los Angeles City Planner (Ret.)

Grace Yoo, Co-Founder, Environmental Justice Collaborative

Ground Game LA

The Honorable Isadore Hall, III, California State Senate (Ret.)

Jacquelynn Hawthorne, Board Member of Los Angeles African American Women Political Action Committee

Jon Lafferty, CEO, Latebloom Entertainment

Kenneth Collins, Sr., President/CEO of Kebeco Construction Services Inc.

Kevin Harbour, Sr., Past President of UCLA Black Alumni Association

Lance Collins, AIA, NOMA, President of Southern California Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects (SoCalNOMA)

Linda Ricks, Past Chair of Community Redevelopment Agency-Los Angeles Crenshaw Community Advisory Council

Mac Shorty, Founder, Community RePower Movement

Make Crenshaw Great Again

Dr. Michael Batie, Ph.D., President of Los Angeles Council of Black Professional Engineers

Michael Guynn, President of Association of Black Social Workers-Greater Los Angeles

National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice (NABCJ)

National Association of University Women

New Frontier Democratic Club

NOlympics LA

Park Mesa Heights Community Council

Patrick McCullough, Expo Neighbors Association

Places In The City

Project Africa-Los Angeles

Queen Sho King, Moor Enterprises

The Honorable Robert Farrell, Los Angeles City Councilmember-8th District (Ret.)

Serge Hall, Board Member of Mid-City Neighborhood Council

Sikivu Hutchinson, Noted Author & Activist

Tanya Walters, Founder/CEO of GodParents Youth Organization

Tim Watkins, President/CEO of Watts Labor Community Action Committee

Torrence Brannon-Reese, Founding Director of FAMLI, Inc.

West Adams Neighborhood Council

West LA Democratic Club

Women's Leadership Project