Litigation and Consulting Services
Little is a shareholder in GriggsLittle, APC, a Los Angeles-based law firm specializing in employment law, business litigation, entertainment transactions, and faith-based community development advisory services.
In 2020, Little launched Allied Strategies, LLC where he advocates dynamic strategies and formulates dynamic policy outcomes on behalf of its clients to federal, state and local governments.
Little has been a licensed attorney in the State of California since 1994. He 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 his Masters from Fuller Seminary.
With over 16 years of management experience and earned relational capital, Little invested years building both the Los Angeles and Inglewood communities in the areas of business and economic development, civic engagement, policy, and education. He is a published author and has taken an active role in the Sanctity of Human Life community. These accomplishments are highlighted below and are complimented by his 25 years of service as an independent director.
From December 2000 to April 2012, as chief operating officer and general counsel, Little, on behalf of The Forum Enterprises, Inc., operated the Forum in Inglewood, California (former home of the Los Angeles Lakers) and employed over 500 staff, union laborers, and contractors on event nights. The Forum Enterprises, Inc. preserved the iconic building scheduled for demolition. Little later led his team of professionals in the sale of the Fabulous Forum to New York’s 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. This sale ushered in the return of the National Football League, the Rams and the Chargers to the Los Angeles basin.
Little was also a 12-year executive committee member and two-time 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. Further, as president of Partners for Progress, Little held together the largest businesses (“Big 5”) and their interests in the city of Inglewood for 8 years before dissolution.
Little is the former chief executive officer of Champions for Progress, Inc., a non-profit economic development corporation and affiliate of Faithful Central Bible Church, serving low-to-moderate income families through real estate development, financial literacy, mental health, and social services. Champions for Progress, Inc. successfully partnered with local lenders, nonprofits, the SBA, the city of Inglewood and local developers to accomplish its services which include 147 units of affordable housing in Inglewood,124 units of senior housing in Los Angeles and up to $1 million in commercial and real estate loans for minority-owned businesses through strategic banking partnerships.
Government Affairs & Civic Engagement
For 16 years, Little led the Political Action Ministry (“PAM”) of Faithful Central Bible Church, Inglewood, California. He co-founded the Interdenominational Action Network (“IAN”) which included West Angeles Church of God in Christ, City of Refuge, Crenshaw Cristian Center, Holman United Methodist Church and Citizens of Zion to sharing best practices around faith-based advocacy, and how to operate with current IRS Code restrictions on churches, including efforts to support or oppose state legislation related to religious liberty; the IAN is also focusing on human sex trafficking faith coalitions. The IAN represents over 100,000 congregants throughout Southern California. Over the years, Little also participated with other associations across the nation, like Church United, Watchmen on the Wall, and California Family Council, to educate and inspire lead pastors to become civically engaged.
On behalf of Faithful Central Bible Church, Little was the director of Government Affairs and Community Relations. In this role, Little was the conduit to every Greater Los Angeles elected politician’s access to the church. He was also responsible for engaging elected officials to create and promote faith-based legislation. Little serves Faithful Central Bible Church as its General Counsel.
Little co-founded the Black Faith-Based Coalition to End Human Sex Trafficking.
Mayoral Commission Appointments
As a result of his political relationships, Little received several mayoral appointments to commission posts. Little was appointed by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa as 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.
Candidate for Inglewood Mayor
In the 2018 election cycle, Little expressed his desire for change in the corruption in the city of Inglewood leadership. Determined to meet the needs of this community in his inaugural political campaign, Little delivered an aggressive campaign against the incumbent Inglewood Mayor backed in large part by Madison Square Garden, the owners of the Forum. This local race garnered national support in the Wall Street Journal.
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.
Television, Radio and Print Commentator
Frequently called to appear on cable news, print and radio, Little has appeared on various media platforms that include:
- Cable: Fox & friends (Fox News), Daily Ledger with Graham Ledger (One America News Network), CNN’s The Messy Truth with Van Jones, The Rick Amato Show (One America News Network), The Blaze with host Star Parker (The Blaze), ESPN & NFL Network, Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony (presenting Floyd Little for induction),
- Print: Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Herald Examiner, Sacramento Bee, LA Focus, Los Angeles Daily Journal, Los Angeles Business Journal,
- Radio: The Larry Elder Show (KABC and The Answer),The Frank Sontag Show (KKLA/Salem Communications), Freedom’s Journal Radio with Lonnie Poindexter (Urban Family Talk), and Tavis Smiley Radio (Public Radio International), The Frank Pastore Show (KKLA/Salem Communications), NBA.com with Shaun Powell, and more.
- Periodicals: “Catalyst,” C.U.R.E. Fall 2016 Quarterly Issue, “Keeping the Faith,” by Tavis Smiley, University of Southern California Athletic Department’s “The Trojan Way”
Little serves as the chair and interim chief operating officer of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education (C.U.R.E.) located in Washington, DC and founded by Star Parker. CURE’s mission is to fight poverty and restore dignity through messages of faith, freedom and personal responsibility.
CURE accomplishes its mission by working in the media, on Capital Hill, and in poor communities, to promote social policy that protects unborn life and market-based public policy that transitions poor Americans from government dependency to economic independence.
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 currently sits on charter school, school district and private school boards. Little’s service in education began on the board of Savannah College of Art & Design, the largest art and design college in the world with two offshore campuses.
Little was appointed to the Measure GG Oversight Committee in 2015 for the Inglewood Unified School District. The committee oversees $90 million in bond funding,
Sanctity of Human Life
As an ordained pastor and graduate of Fuller Seminary (Pasadena, California) with a Masters in Christian Leadership, Little provides oversight to No Longer Bound Abortion & Miscarriage Recovery Ministry, Inc., a 501(c)(3) providing 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. The No Longer Bound ministry is in partnership with multiple congregations throughout the United States.
Little is also 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 pregnancy clinic, which offers STD and HIV testing and treatment, parenting classes, counseling and support but does not refer out or perform abortions.
Little has 25+ years of independent director experience. For-profit board experience includes:
- News Corporation (Fox) Diversity Committee (Member, Los Angeles, California),
- The Forum Enterprises, Inc. (Director, Inglewood, California),
- Centinela Hospital Medical Center (Director, Inglewood, California).
He has also been an active member of the non-profit corporate board community. These boards include:
- Center for Urban Renewal and Education (C.U.R.E.) (Chair, Washington, DC),
- Inglewood Airport Area Chamber of Commerce (Chair, 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),
- Claris Health (Trustee, Inglewood, California)
- Measure GG Oversight Committee/ Inglewood Unified School District (Member, Inglewood, California),
- Savannah College of Art and Design (Trustee, Savannah, Georgia).