Today the hood lost a real one. Mike Chattom was an active community member who fought on behalf of those who could not. Whether he was attending a Compton city council meeting, moderating candidate forums, hosting NAEJA community meetings or advocating on behalf of the (formerly) incarcerated, those who knew him knew he did it for the love of the people, not a dollar.
This author spent many days engaged in political banter with Mike and was sad to hear of his passing on social media.
Minister Mac Shorty, from Redemption Ministries in Watts, CA, tells 2 Urban Girls Mike was the West Director for National Association of Brothers and Sisters in and out of prison and helped file appeals advocating on behalf of prisoners with that virus up in the California state prisons. He also advocated for prisoners in the LA hunger action group.
“Mike’s foundation was built on giving and he gave and fought for those that could not. May God bless him.”
Rest in peace Big Mike.