Written by: Brennan Doherty

Civil servants honored by Durham Human Relations Commission

By Brennan Doherty

April 11, 2018

Serena Sebring has helped bail out 23 black women from the Durham County jail. U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield has taken a stand for Durham residents affected by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The organization Bull City 150 has been devoted to telling Durham’s history of inequity to better understand the city’s current state. The youth […]

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Closing the gap: DPS works to eliminate disparities in testing and discipline

By Brennan Doherty

March 28, 2018

The numbers tell the story, staggering but not new to Kelvin Bullock, who serves as Durham Public Schools director of equity affairs, a position that did not exist until January 2017. During the 2016-17 school year, white students – 18.5 percent of the district’s student population – vastly outperformed their Hispanic and black peers, who […]

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Hillside’s Beasley focuses on personal improvement on road to multiple state titles

By Brennan Doherty

February 28, 2018

Kayla Beasley is a lot of things: three-time North Carolina High School Athletic Association state champion in the shot put; student body vice president; sitting salutatorian in her senior class. But on this Friday afternoon, she’s a coach. The final practice of the week for the Hillside High School track and field team has just […]

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Bagley Jr. returns to Durham, starts new basketball league for the city’s youth

By Brennan Doherty

February 14, 2018

When Marvin Bagley Jr. thinks about Durham, his hometown, he sees a city that is both drastically different in some ways but strikingly similar in others compared to the one he grew up in. Bagley Jr., the father of freshman Duke University basketball star Marvin Bagley III, moved his family from California to the Triangle […]

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Ephraim spearheads Southern Durham women’s basketball team’s improvement

By Brennan Doherty

January 31, 2018

Years ago, J-Naya Ephraim bet on herself and now she’s reaping the rewards. And so is the Southern Durham women’s basketball team. In 2012, Ephraim, a seventh-grader at the time, was becoming cognizant of her basketball skills and where the game could take her. So even though it meant leaving her mother and the place […]

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