All of this potential for change raises a deeper question of ownership among African-Americans in Leimert Park and what’s considered progress, said Ben Caldwell, founder of the KAOS Network, a media group and performance space.
“Our community is owned by blacks, but they’re owned by a new sense of what black is. It’s not a BBQ shop, it’s not a beauty shop, it’s high finance and brokering,” said Caldwell. “We have to re-look at what black is and black ownership within this 21st century.”
Excerpt from KPCC – Take Two’s story: