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 president of his own boutique law firm where he specializes in entertainment transactions. 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 also the chief executive officer of Champions for Progress, Inc., a non-profit community development corporation of Faithful Central Bible Church serving the community through real estate development, wealth management, mental health, and social services.
Little’s former for-profit board experience includes News Corporation (Fox) Diversity Committee (Los Angeles, California) and The Forum Enterprises, Inc. (Inglewood, California). He currently serves on the Governing Board of Centinela Hospital Medical Center (Inglewood, California).
He is an active member of the non-profit community and serves on many boards. These boards include, but are not limited to, Inglewood Airport Area Chamber of Commerce (President, Inglewood, California), Partners for Progress (President, Inglewood, California), Champions for Progress, Inc. (Inglewood, California), The Ulmer Institute (Chair, Los Angeles), Center for Urban Renewal and Education (Vice Chair, Washington, DC), Faithful Central Bible Church (Inglewood, California), Fellowship Monrovia (Monrovia, California), Kingdom Global Ministries (Dallas, Texas), Crown Preparatory Academy (Los Angeles, California), and Measure GG Oversight Committee (Inglewood Unified School District, Inglewood, California). He is a former Trustee of the Savannah College of Art and Design (Savannah, Georgia).
Little has a heart for community service and has spent 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 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 Crown Preparatory Academy a public charter middle and high school in Los Angeles where he is a founding board member. Crown Preparatory Academy prepares students to succeed in high school and college.
Little was appointed to the Measure GG Oversight Committee in 2015 where he, with others, oversees $90 million in facility funds 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 is 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 is the president of Inglewood Partners for Progress which is a coalition of the largest businesses in the city. The public-private coalition has included the City of Inglewood, Centinela Hospital Medical Center, Hollywood Park Race Track, Hollywood Park Casino, The Forum (owned by Madison Square Garden), The Marvin Group and the Inglewood Park Cemetery. Together, these entities work hand-in-hand to attract new business, new development, safety and quality of life for Inglewood residents.
Little is the current president of the Inglewood Airport Area Chamber of Commerce which includes the Los Angeles World Airport (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 $100 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.
Sanctity of Life
Little is passionate about empowering individuals to make informed pregnancy and sexual health choices. To support this passion, Little served as a board member 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’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 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), the Eddie Huff Radio Show (KFAQ), the Ask Dr. Nicole Show, the Exceptional Conservative Radio Show, ESPN & NFL Network, Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony (presenting his father, Floyd Little, for induction), The Frank Pastore Show (KKLA), 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.