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Happenings in and around Historic 5 Points, Northeast Denver and Aurora August 2018

Education Activists Issue Manifesto to DPS

5 POINTS NEWS

Proud Recipient of the Dr. Syl Morgan Smith Excellence in Media Award, the Colorado Black Roundtable Commitment to Service Award and the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Colorado Media Award

Denver Public Schools Superintendent Tom Boasberg will step down after 10 years of leading the district. Boasberg has been faced with mounting internal and external pressure from those less than satisfied with the “reform” direction he represents. Our Voices Our Schools is among the most vocal groups demanding community participation at all levels of the new superintendent search. A coalition of individuals and organizations gathered outside DPS headquarters and issued their Manifesto prior to the School Board’s initial meeting to discuss the new-hire protocol. Read more on page 7.

Another Black Owned Restaurant Leaving Welton

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Randall James Borne pictured with customers and staff Nneka McPhee, Star, MiMi Brown, April Denmon and Tanaka Shipp

Kapri Chicken, Ethel’s House of Soul, Brown Sugar’s Burgers and Bones, Sadie’s, Wings and Things, Mona’s Tamales aka The Pig Ear Stand, Nate’s Sandwich Shop, A Taste of Detroit and All World Seafood are among Black owned restaurants that no longer call Historic Five Points home. This month, add Randall’s at the Climax to the list. Why? Some call it gentrification, others cite change and market forces. Whatever the reason, the result is the whitening of Five Points, communities of color and Denver overall. Randall James Borne has been riding Denver’s wave of change for over twenty-years. His namesake business moniker is constant but the location fluctuates. Randall’s at Pierres’ was a continuation of the world-famous Pierre’s Supper Club. Borne purchased the Downing street home of deep-fried catfish, strong drinks and Wellington Webb’s political hub from aging fellow Louisianian Lawrence Pierre. At the height of Borne’s success a decision was made convert the east Denver landmark into townhouses. Randall’s moved to Five Points. Borne settled at 2217 Welton, another Black historic location, and Randall’s at the New Climax was born. Gentrification has forced another move. “Friends and customers support me, “ Borne told 5 POINTS NEWS. “When I was between locations I would cook and we would meet at my home.” Borne is busy moving to his new location near Daddy Bruce Randolph Ave. and York Street and loyal customers are preparing to settle into a new location with the proven name–Randall’s. –brother jeff

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Randall’s loyal customers Cheryl and Michael Simmons, Renee Mallory, Brenda McMillian, Dorean Watkins and Rotunda Hardin

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5 POINTS NEWS – August 2018  

Education Activists Issue Manifesto to DPS, Another Black Owned Restaurant Leaving Welton, Denver Police Chief Robert C. White Retires, AG C...

5 POINTS NEWS – August 2018  

Education Activists Issue Manifesto to DPS, Another Black Owned Restaurant Leaving Welton, Denver Police Chief Robert C. White Retires, AG C...