By: Kyle Daniels
The good hearted works of Ermias Joseph Asghedom will continue to live on.
A California lawmaker has promised to make Nipsey Hussle’s philanthropic efforts part of the official Congressional Record “where it will be part of the United States history forever.”
The pledge was made yesterday by Rep. Karen Bass on Twitter. She shared: “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.”
The Grammy-nominated 33-year old may have been categorized as an Urban artist but his legacy and influence is being celebrated around the world.
In a separate interview with ABC News, the congresswoman spoke to Nipsey’s character, detailing how he greatly invested he was in the community.
A few of his most notable works entailed giving kids scholarships to attend school. Investing in real estate to open stores and hire local artists. Opening a co-working tech hub for creatives and entrepreneurs. Also, creating STEM programs to give inner city youth the support and resources to compete in Silicon Valley.
It was even discovered that a day before his passing, he was scheduled to meet the President of the L.A. Board of Police Commissioners. The meetings agenda was to discuss ways to bridge the gap between police and the community.
Although we’ve physically lost a cultural and community icon with endless potential, his work is here to stay. To play a part in continuing his legacy, you can visit the
Change.org petition, which will help push the effort in renaming the intersection of Crenshaw Boulevard and Slauson Avenue as “Nipsey Hussle Blvd.”
Currently over 300,000 of the needed 500,000 signatures have been registered.