Written by: Samantha Perry

Black Issues Forum revives discussion on Durham’s black-owned businesses

By Samantha Perry and Sabrina Berndt

April 10, 2019

Although the 22nd annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival has come to an end, UNC-TV will continue highlighting the work of award-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson throughout the month. On Tuesday, April 23, UNC-TV will premiere Nelson’s most recent documentary, “Boss: The Black Experience in Business.” The film touches on rarely discussed stories of black entrepreneurship […]

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Filmmakers highlight emotional struggles faced by immigrants

By Samantha Perry

March 27, 2019

When Grace Beeler began teaching English as a second language, she was shocked by the stories refugees had to share. “If everyday Americans could hear the stories that I hear at work they would have a lot more compassion for refugees,” Beeler said. “They would understand why they need to come here, why we should […]

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Durham Tech instructor inspires students to pursue lives of purpose and joy

By Samantha Perry

February 13, 2019

The first day of classes normally begins with introductions. Students share their names, hometowns and favorite movies or books. But when Audrey Muhammad begins her first class each semester, she shares something interesting about herself before asking her students to do the same. “I have a magazine, and I love to write,” Muhammad tells them. […]

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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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