Marc T. Little
More than 20 years ago, Marc Little said “yes” to life although a gunshot wound to his right leg tried to prove otherwise. After the amputation of his right leg, he beat the odds and lived. Now through his work as a lawyer, author, entrepreneur and community builder, he teaches others how to say “yes” to life as well.
Little is a partner of GriggsLittle, a Los Angeles-based law firm specializing in employment law, business litigation, entertainment transactions, and faith-based community development advisory services. Little earned his Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Southern California, his Juris Doctorate from the Gould School of Law at the University of Southern California and a Masters in Christian Leadership from Fuller Theological Seminary.
Little is a pastor of No Longer Bound Abortion & Miscarriage Recovery Ministry, Inc., a ministry that provides a safe place for spiritual healing and deliverance through Jesus Christ to women and men who have been emotionally wounded by abortion and/or miscarriage.
Little is the author of Thomas Nelson’s /Westbow Press “The Prodigal Republican, Faith and Politics.” The book focuses on returning to traditional family values and encourages the reader to vote based on biblical principles. The book, while chronicling the journey blacks made from voting as Republicans to Democrats, also focuses on rebuilding the family – from entitlement to prosperity - by focusing on core values.
Little has been a dedicated servant to South Los Angeles for nearly two decades. In the 2018 election cycle, Little, determined to meet the needs of his community in his inaugural political campaign, unsuccessfully opposed the incumbent Inglewood, California mayor.
Little is the former chief executive officer of Champions for Progress, Inc., a non-profit community development corporation serving the community through real estate development, wealth management, mental health, and social services. He is also the former general counsel of Faithful Central Bible Church which is among the largest congregations in Southern California.
Little has 25+ years of independent director for-profit board experience that includes service to News Corporation (Fox) Diversity Committee (Los Angeles, California), The Forum Enterprises, Inc. (Inglewood, California), and the Governing Board of Centinela Hospital Medical Center (Inglewood, California).
He has also been an active member of the non-profit community and has served on many boards. These boards include, but are not limited to, Star Parker’s Center for Urban Renewal and Education (C.U.R.E.) (Vice Chair, Washington, DC), Inglewood Airport Area Chamber of Commerce (President, Inglewood, California), South Bay Workforce Investment Board (Director, Inglewood, California), Partners for Progress (President, Inglewood, California), Champions for Progress, Inc. (Director, Inglewood, California), The Ulmer Institute (Chair, Los Angeles), Faithful Central Bible Church (Elder, Inglewood, California), Fellowship Monrovia (Elder, Monrovia, California), Kingdom Global Ministries (Director, Dallas, Texas), STEM Preparatory Academy (Chairman, Los Angeles, California), and Measure GG Oversight Committee/ Inglewood Unified School District (Member, Inglewood, California) and the Savannah College of Art and Design (Trustee, Savannah, Georgia).
With over 15 years of management experience, Little invested years building both the Los Angeles and Inglewood communities in the areas of education and civic engagement and has taken an active role in the local business and Sanctity of Human Life communities as highlighted by his board experience above and additionally as follows:
Little values education and spends a lot of his time ensuring educational opportunities for all students. A portion of his time is spent at STEM Preparatory Academy a public charter elementary, middle and high school in Los Angeles where he is a founding board member and current Board chair. STEM Preparatory Academy prepares students to succeed in college.
Little was appointed to the Measure GG Oversight Committee in 2015. The committee oversees $90 million in bond funding for the Inglewood Unified School District.
Little invested his time in the City of Los Angeles as a commissioner appointed by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Little is the past chair of the Commission on Community and Family Services, a commission focused on creating pathways out of poverty and into self-sufficiency for children, youth and families. The commission’s primary role was to advise the mayor and city council on the allocation of approximately $60 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds.
Prior to his work on the Commission on Community and Family Services, Little served for many years as the vice president of the Commission on Children Youth and Their Families which focused on family retention, family reunification and child care in the City of Los Angeles.
Little was a 12-year member and past chair of the Inglewood Airport Area Chamber of Commerce which includes the Los Angeles World Airport (LAWA-LAX) and numerous small, medium and large businesses that round out the heart of the vibrant city.
Most recently, on behalf of Faithful Central Bible Church, Little led a team of professionals in the sale of the Fabulous Forum to Madison Square Garden. The sale resulted in a $120 million direct investment in Inglewood. Madison Square Garden renovated the Forum, created hundreds of part-time and full-time jobs and retained the Inglewood icon as an entertainment venue for another generation and ushered in the return of the National Football League, the Rams and the Chargers to the Los Angeles basin.
Sanctity of Life
Little is passionate about empowering individuals to make informed pregnancy and sexual health choices. To support this passion, Little serves as a trustee of Claris Health, a licensed medical clinic, which offers STD and HIV testing and treatment, parenting classes, counseling and support but does not refer out or perform abortions.
Little produced Inform Your Vote 2016, a first of its kind presidential election debate featuring Larry Elder (Salem Communications radio host) and Roland S. Martin (TV One host) broadcast live to 15 million homes on One America News Network in October 2016. Little’s authorial debut was released in October 2012 titled “The Prodigal Republican: Faith and Politics” through WestBow Press. The book focuses on returning to traditional family values and encourages the reader to vote based on biblical principles. The book, while chronicling the journey blacks made from voting as Republicans to Democrats, also focuses on rebuilding the family – from entitlement to prosperity - by focusing on core values. As a black conservative, Little promotes the application of faith in politics for all Americans.
Little is a public speaker and has appeared or has been featured on Fox & friends (Fox News), CNN’s The Messy Truth with Van Jones, “Catalyst,” CURE Fall 2016 Quarterly Issue, The Frank Sontag Show (KKLA/Salem Communications), The Rick Amato Show (One America News Network), The Blaze with host Star Parker (The Blaze), The Larry Elder Show (KABC), Freedom’s Journal Radio with Lonnie Poindexter (Urban Family Talk), Tavis Smiley Radio (Public Radio International), ESPN & NFL Network, Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony (presenting his father, Floyd Little, for induction), The Frank Pastore Show (KKLA/Salem Communications), NBA.com with Shaun Powell, the Los Angeles Times, Herald Examiner, Sacramento Bee, LA Focus, “Keeping the Faith,” by Tavis Smiley, the Los Angeles Daily Journal, the Los Angeles Business Journal, University of Southern California Athletic Department’s inaugural addition of “The Trojan Way” and more.