Written by: Brooklyn Brown

StepUp Durham offers career services to community

By Brooklyn Brown

April 2, 2020

“StepUp Durham connects people with hope,” Tim Wollin, 39, of Minneapolis, program director for StepUp Durham, said. StepUp Durham is a nonprofit that offers services for job seekers in the Durham community. Located at 112 Broadway St., Suite B, Durham, StepUp Durham is a resource for free employment readiness training, personalized job coaching, employer referrals […]

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Mother & daughter co-own customizable hair care store

By Brooklyn Brown

February 13, 2020

Mother-daughter duo Val and Joi Jackson started their business with just $500 and a dream of affordable natural hair care.  Val Jackson, 63, a clinical data specialist from Durham, and her daughter, Joi Jackson, 38, from Durham, co-own Hairizon, a beauty store located on 3119 Guess Rd. in Durham, North Carolina. Hairizon has been in […]

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The journey to beauty in Durham: how a beauty supply store builds community

By Brooklyn Brown and Celia Farmer

January 30, 2020

On paper, her name is Sade Jones, but the people of Durham know her simply as Ms. Beauty. Jones received this title when she started working at Beauty World in Durham, a beauty supply store on 1418 Avondale Dr #2, in 2014. Jones, 33, is a sales associate and hair specialist at Beauty World. Most […]

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