Written by: Courtney Staton

Commentary: Reconsidering our place in extractive journalism

By Courtney Staton

March 27, 2019

  Earlier this month, as part of the NeXt Doc Fellows, a fellowship which promotes 20 to 24-year-olds identified as the next generation of documentary filmmakers, I attended the True/False Documentary Film Festival in Columbia, Missouri. I watched “The Commons,” a film about the protests surrounding the Silent Sam statue and the Pit. I watched […]

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“Meet the Heroes” event inspires children of all ages

By Cheyenne Beasley and Courtney Staton

February 13, 2019

Children skipped up the steps in excitement on their way to the second annual “Meet the Heroes” event at New Creation United Methodist Church in Durham. The event celebrated six prominent figures from black history through interactive activities. For Albert Shuler, the pastor of New Creation United Methodist Church, the focus on children was particularly […]

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“Feels like family,” 2019 MLK Unity March and Rally brings community together

By Courtney Staton and Samantha Perry

January 30, 2019

The cold did not keep marchers from participating in the Unity March and Rally, an annual event on Martin Luther King Jr. Day planned by the Durham Community Martin Luther King, Jr. Steering Committee. With scarves wrapped around their faces and gloved hands holding onto homemade signs, the attendees gathered in the lobby of the […]

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