Compton Mayor did NOT mislead the community

SONY DSCCity of Compton residents were confused by a recent article that claimed the city received a $1.3 billion dollar grant.  The article initially appeared in Essence Magazine.  Titled Aja Brown’s Master Plan some residents questioned the size of the grant and whether it were true or not.  After researching, 2UrbanGirls found the information that confirms Compton will receive services under the grant.

In December 2013, the Obama Administration launched a national competition led by the Department of Commerce to designate “manufacturing communities.” Eleven federal agencies and programs with $1.3 billion in federal economic development assistance will coordinate their efforts to support the strategies developed by the 12 designated communities.

As Mayor Brown stated at the City Council meeting last Tuesday, January 6th, many times articles are written without full explanation.  The confusion could have been avoided had Ms. Mallory, the author, named and/or linked the details to the grant in question.

Clearly, Mayor Brown was misquoted and is owed an apology.  The grant has been awarded and you can read the full language of the grant by clicking here.

The first 12 Manufacturing Communities designated by the Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership are:




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I am a lifelong Inglewood resident living in District 4. I serve on PTA and School Site Council as Vice-President, for the last 8 years with Inglewood Unified School District. I volunteer on the Wellness Committee for ICEF Public Schools. I am an alumni of California State University, Dominguez Hills with a degree in Political Science. You can find me on Twitter under @CreoleMommie

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