In 2009 CNN correspondent Anderson Cooper interviewed co-founder Gregory Thomas of Kush, Inc. to discuss Kush Inc.'s plans for the city of Los Angeles' federal government's stimulus investment in "gang intervention" programming.
2018 Marks the beginning of our 20th year. We recognize that a lot has changed, and we have enjoyed every second of it. From the inception of Kush, our co-founders accepted the challenge of tackling our generation's toughest and most intimidating issues. “We set out to shift the paradigm of neglected urban communities from substandard socio-economies to vibrant, safe, and united communities starting with home (Watts, Los Angeles)” says co-founder, Dr. Tiye Warren.
The Kush legacy begins with a mentoring story, a re-encounter that would initiate a father-son bond between two like minded young men separated by a generation and united by a festering systemic agenda that would destroy many lives. The two were neighbors when Dr. Warren was born. Mr. Thomas, a teenager at the time, was known in the community for his wall street equivalent business acumen, passion for his community and high quality of life. Dr. Warren would grow to be known for his outspokenness and ambitious courage to succeed. To understand the Kush story, let’s visit life in Watts from 1965 to 2012.