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Rep. Karen Bass announced just last week that she would be heading to Congress to honor the late rapper, Nipsey Hussle and his humanitarian work in his community. She tweeted, “I will be heading to the House Floor next week to formally enter Nipsey Hussle’s contributions to South Los Angeles into the Congressional Record where it will be a part of United States history forever.”
On Wednesday, Bass stood on the House Floor and kept her word, by honoring the legacy of Ermias.
“Mr. Speaker, I rise today on the floor of the House of Representatives to formally recognize and honor the legacy of Ermias Asghedom,” said chair of the Legislative Black Caucus. “Nipsey Hussle used the platform he created with his music to lift our community as he climbed. His business ventures, his investments, his philanthropy, his community engagement — every step of the way he had the sole purpose of bettering the community he came from.”
Karen Bass, also an LA native, represents California’s 37th Congressional District, which includes many neighborhoods including those in South Central, West and Central Los Angeles. When honoring the late rapper, she made sure to state how his own Crenshaw District truly appreciated his community work and philanthropic ways.
“He reminded our community that the power we hold is the power of where we come from, and that awareness of that power can never be taken from us,” she said.