Words matter. These are the best Aja Brown Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
Thank you to Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Universal Studios, and the Grammys for telling the story of what Compton was and is becoming.
Seeing people decide to choose love instead of hate is phenomenal.
Having a diverse council is necessary in order to make sure that all constituents are represented well.
My heart is really in building coalitions.
I knew I would work in a community that I would like to live in, but I had no idea that I would ever go into politics, even though some of my classmates thought I would.
Sometimes, growth isn’t always equal to success. You may fall forward and continue to make some mistakes, but it’s all about growth and really finding the lessons that needs to be learned in order to get to the next level.
Compton is a much safer Compton than it was in the ’80s. People play in parks. People aren’t afraid to be out at night.
When we look at the investment decisions into the city of Compton, the small business community and global corporations and retailers and all of those types of services that decide to come into the community to serve it, they look at the perception, how does the brand work with the local community.
I dedicated my career to really working in under-served communities and really just being in the trenches.
I think Compton is a really attractive place for young families.
I actually grew up in the City of Pasadena.
I thought I could make change by just working at ground level, but to change a community, you have to change policies.
Children in urban communities suffer from post-traumatic stress syndrome in higher proportions than veterans, and they need therapeutic outlets, which arts and drama has proven to provide.
I don’t think it’s my job, single-handedly, to fix anything. I think it’s my job to have a vision and have a plan that is reasonable and workable and get as many people to the table to effect change as possible.
I know what it takes to move cities forward. It’s not about rhetoric and great speaking, but it takes relationships.
I’ve always been calm, and I’m very good in a crisis.
It’s all about making sure kids can have access to educational opportunities… you may not need a necessarily traditional college environment, but access to trades and employment development.
Kendrick Lamar represents Compton’s evolution, embodying the New Vision for Compton – Purpose, Prosperity, and Progress.
I think Compton is definitely a part of my, my family history – a part of me.
The days of pay-to-play politics is over.
There’s so many opportunities, economically and socially, and just the location advantage and all the great institutions that are here, that this community is definitely poised for a huge revival. And so, when I think about Compton, I think about redemption.
Political positions do not belong to the officeholder; they belong to the people that place us in office.
From a planning perspective, I thought Compton was phenomenal. It has a huge potential to be a great city, and I always bet on the underdog.
When I was a kid, I thought I would be an entrepreneur and maybe at some point go into law school.
I didn’t have a traditional college experience. I didn’t have a social aspect to it. I was always involved in working and going to school.
I think there is always room for improvement.
Compton is this amazing place with a rich history. I see it as a new Brooklyn.
I think every leader must possess vision, and they absolutely have to have a heart of service.
The perpetuation of gangster rap has really put a negative image on the city of Compton… So I look forward to addressing that image, changing it and making it more accurate.
It’s almost hip to, you know, be from Brooklyn or to live in Brooklyn.
In California, they’re not making any more land. And with the high cost of land, from a business standpoint, being able to move your goods quickly and cheaply makes Compton an attractive place to be.
The Resource Center will be able to map all of the resources in and around the Compton community while providing customized assistance that will be a vital asset to improving our ability to service our youth, adults, and families.
Compton looks a lot of different. Residents are now able to go out and grab a bite, go to dinner, go to Target, Best Buy or a gym or Marshall’s. We’re now able to experience more amenities. I want to see that grow.
I believe the people of Compton are ready for change. They’ve spoken. Their voice has clearly been heard that they don’t want to go backward. They want to go forward.
There’s always some difference between your Latino and African-American communities. But we definitely have more similarities than differences.
I think we are living in an age where we really need to have bilingual leaders so that we can communicate with our constituents.
My husband is actually biracial. He is Caucasian and African American. And my brother’s fiance is Latina. So we have a colorful family.
I’m very tough. Come to a council meeting, and you’ll see it.
We all have a social responsibility and have to be mindful of what we do and say.
An effective leader is able to reach people in their natural environment and extract their experiences and knowledge about the issues that impact them.
Some people don’t have a home or a place where they can cook a warm meal, and so we’re thankful for the generosity of YG and the 4Hundred Waze Foundation to feed the community in the city of Compton.
I have always believed women have so many natural leadership qualities. They just need opportunities and access.
Kendrick Lamar is a phenomenal artist whose work has served as a catalyst to raise a new level of consciousness for this generation. His message challenges the status quo and motivates listeners to rethink our society’s institutions.
I think – everything just in the political realm – women are usually perceived to be more trustworthy and compassionate. And they usually fare well against their male counterpart.
I think when people think of Compton, of course, they always think of gangster rap. But if you ever had an opportunity to go to Compton, you would know that Compton is a beautiful city.