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Five Points

5Pointz's Final Installment

Naomi Mac Millan | Posted 03.03.2014 | Arts
Naomi Mac Millan

The loss of 5 Pointz hurts. Many feel a piece of their culture and heritage was taken from them. But what if we saw the whitewash as the owner's way of expressing himself as well?

Gangsters and Grime: Experience New York City's Darker Side

U.S. News Travel | Posted 11.07.2013 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

When walking around NYC, most people don't pay much attention to the city's darker side. But beneath Gotham's glamour lurks a seedy past. A modern-day concrete jungle may conceal the sin and violence of yore you'll see the depravity that exists behind the present-day facade.

5 Things You Don't Know About 'The Harlem Of The West'

Posted 08.25.2013 | Black Voices

Denver's Five Points neighborhood was once one of the best jazz hubs in the west and attracted musical legends like Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong a...

Where Did All These Neighborhood Names Come From, Anyway? (And Why It Matters)

Timothy Boscarino | Posted 05.15.2012 | Detroit
Timothy Boscarino

A neighborhood name can wield real power in an increasingly brand-conscious society. With technology, everyone has basic GIS knowledge and will use Google maps and other location-based programs, so it's always on our minds.

PHOTOS: A Tour Of Black History In The West

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 02.29.2012 | Denver

African American History in the West is every bit as rich as the importance of the gold and silver rush was to Colorado in the late 1800's. It is ...

Michelle Alexander And Dr. Vincent Harding Visit Manual High School

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

"How many of you know someone who has been killed in gang violence?" Denver teacher and self-awareness coach Ra Maat asks an auditorium half-filled wi...

Thanksgiving in Five Points: Poverty and Plenty

Weston Gentry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Weston Gentry

Poverty is the biggest problem in my neighborhood. In fact, it's a problem in all of Denver. This reality really hit home when I happened upon two Latino mothers foraging in the dumpsters behind my house.

An Endless -- and Escalating -- War at Home, Part I

Wayne Trujillo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Wayne Trujillo

Once destitute, dilapidated and shunned, speculators and trendsetters now serenade the Five Points or LoHi neighborhoods, singing their praises to the tune of million dollar residences.

Denver's Hottest Neighborhoods: Westword Searches For The Next Lo-Hi

Westword | Jared Jacang Maher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

I got into a conversation at a party this weekend about which neighborhood business district in Denver might emerge as the next cool place. Or, as rea...

An Endless -- and Escalating -- War at Home, Part II

Wayne Trujillo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Wayne Trujillo

After gentrification the problems populating inner-city neighborhoods like Five Points aren't solved. They just relocate.