American Dream TV: Courtney visits Sole Folks in Leimert Park
Visit Sole Folks in Leimert Park
On this episode of American Dream TV, Host Courtney Poulos meets with Akil West, Founder of Sole Folks in Leimert Park. We discuss real estate ownership as an act of protest in and of itself, and West’s recent victory in establishing the Black Owned and Operated Community Land Trust, which recently closed on the purchase of the retail block on Degnan in Leimert Park Village. Not only does Sole Folks retail designers for both products and accessories, but also has a special little space in the back for community gathering and even sneaker cleaning! West’s outreach involves training kids in customer service and business, in addition to providing design resources for members of the community interested in fashion.
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