“Jazz music, soul food, and black entrepreneurship once flowed through the Five Points neighborhood as fluidly as the light rail now runs up and down Welton Street.
After years of gentrification, Denver native Akiala I said she’s working to restore the neighborhood’s culture by buying back the neighborhood, block by block.
“Buildings being demolished, the cultural history being changed and there aren’t as many community people involved,” said Akiala.
A few months ago, Akiala decided to launch a GoFundMe called Buy Back the Block.”
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Smith, Micah. Channel 7 News 1 October 2020.