A grassroots movement has started to rename the corner in South Los Angeles in honor of Nipsey Hussle, and the petition has already amassed thousands of signatures.
The petition on Change.org was started on Tuesday afternoon, and is asking for L.A. Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson to rename the intersection of Crenshaw and Slauson to Nipsey Hussle Way, “in honor of a community icon.” The corner is the location of Nipsey’s store and where he was gunned down.
Harris-Dawson actually spoke at the news conference Tuesday morning and shared stories of Nipsey’s positive influence in the community.
The petition has already grown over to 20,000 signatures (and climbing) but will still need to be officially presented to the proper government channels in the City of Los Angeles before any action is considered.
As we reported, Nipsey was praised by local officials for his advocacy and work with the inner city youth.