warning Hi, we've moved to USCANNENBERGMEDIA.COM. Visit us there!

Neon Tommy - Annenberg digital news

African-American Workers In District 10 Clash Over Minimum Wage Increase

Christian Brown |
September 4, 2014 | 6:29 p.m. PDT


Along Crenshaw Boulevard in South Los Angeles, reactions from African-American workers and small business owners clash over the consequences to Mayor Eric Garcetti's proposal to raise the minimum wage.

SEE ALSO: The Consequences Of Raising The Wage

In a campaign-style rally on Labor Day, Garcetti along with hundreds of supporters, met at Martin Luther King Jr. Park as he encouraged the L.A. City Council to raise the minimum wage to $13.25 by 2017.

Herb Wesson Jr., president of the L.A. City Council and councilman for District 10, supports the measure as a way to benefit low-income workers, but not everyone in his district agrees.  

Reach contributor Christian Brown here.



Craig Gillespie directed this true story about "the most daring rescue mission in the history of the U.S. Coast Guard.”

Watch USC Annenberg Media's live State of the Union recap and analysis here.