(Los Angeles, CA) – The last person posthumously celebrated inside the Staples Center before Nipsey Hussle was Michael Jackson. Let that marinate for a moment.
The Rapper/Entrepreneur was remembered by thousands of fans and family members during a 4-hour memorial/celebration of life Thursday where the seeds were planted to continue the Marathon.
More than 21,000 people packed the Staples Center and then thousands upon thousands more lined the streets to pay respect to the slain artist who lost his life on March 31st to gun violence. As the LA Times reports, the procession made its way from downtown L.A. to Watts and then to Inglewood on Thursday. Groups of mourners gathered at several intersections along the 25.5-mile route, some leaning out to touch the silver hearse as it passed and others dodging a long line of cars and motorcycles to snap photos.
A stop at Nipsey’s Marathon Clothing Store was also made.
Hussle’s impact was so intense former President Barack Obama even penned a letter about him. Obama’s letter was read at the memorial service. He said, in it. that while he had never met Hussle and had only heard his music through his daughters, he did learn about his community work after his death.He said Hussle saw potential and hope in his Crenshaw community, and his choice to invest in it is “a legacy worthy of celebration.” He also said he hopes Hussle’s memory inspires more good work in Crenshaw and other communities.
The Marathon must continue!
(Mount Baldy, CA-AP) — The conditions of two hikers who were found safe after being missing for days in the San Gabriel Mountains outside Los Angeles haven’t been released. Family members say the pair was found alive last night.
Crews began searching for 31-year-old Gabreille Wallace and 33-year-old Eric Desplinter when they didn’t return from a hike on Saturday.
(Los Angeles, CA) – L.A.’s mayor says his office isn’t getting any federal help in an effort to assist migrant children. Mayor Eric Garcetti said today the city is working to identify an estimated 100 children believed to be in Los Angeles after being separated from their parents.
Garcetti says the federal government is not providing any information about the children and there is no legal grounds for the city to make that happen. Garcetti believes the children in the city were being placed in group homes and foster care through organizations contracted with the federal government.
He says most of the kids are believed to be “among the very youngest.”
(Los Angeles, CA) – Former employees at Jessica Biel’s West Hollywood restaurant are dropping a lawsuit against her. The workers had claimed they were cheated out on tips, overtime pay and breaks at Au Fudge, and they sought at least one million-dollars in damages. Papers were filed yesterday to drop the case, but details on why or whether a settlement was reached have not been disclosed.
The employees were represented by Keith Davidson, who formerly represented Stormy Daniels and was named in a lawsuit filed yesterday. She claims he and attorney Michael Cohen hatched a plan to coerce her into publicly denying that she had an affair with Donald Trump.
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