Slauson Girl Speaks With Akil West of Sole Folks: Black Wealth in Leimert Park

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On this episode Slauson Girl Speaks With Akil West of Sole Folks about the historic purchase a multi-million dollar property in Leimert Park that houses several prominent Black L.A Businesses. We also touch on the future of the Crenshaw District/Leimert Park area and how Akil feels as a Black businessman in L.A who is set to benefit from the new developments in the area.

Akil speaks on the importance of Black wealth building and how he has come to establish himself as a notable figure in L.A after being incarcerated for 15 years. West has shown committment to providing opportunities for Black people in his community as the CEO and co-founder of Leimert Park Village’s @solefolks a nonprofit retail hub dedicated to cultivating Black entrepreneurship and creativity through innovative programming, mentorship, and financial support. Follow and support @SoleFolks.

Listen to Full Episode Here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/slauson-girl-speaks/id1459294535?i=1000613962850

Thank you to our Podcast Sponsor Los Angeles Realtor Agent Sunny Jones. Shot and Mixed By The Variety Group in Compton, CA.

Slauson Girl is a South Central native who has a love for journalism, history and all things Hip-Hop. She holds a B.A in Critical Race & Gender Theory & a Minor in Journalism. Follow Me on IG @Slausongirl

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