Written by: Cole McCauley

Straight Talk Support Group aims to educate about incarceration

By Cole McCauley

April 20, 2016

Prison – a place where everyone has on the same outfit, schedules are followed to the second and people live every day not knowing exactly when they’ll get out. But even if somebody is returned to freedom, getting incorporated into society after years behind bars isn’t exactly easy. People who have been granted freedom face […]

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Capturing a developing Durham

By Cole McCauley

April 6, 2016

Durham has been in a state of rapid development for decades. Old neighborhoods are torn down and reconstructed.  Vacant blocks filled with rubble show projects that were started but never completed. A local artist saw the Durham she grew up in changing before her eyes, so she spent a year creating art to reflect that […]

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Hayti film festival sparks discussion

By Cole McCauley

February 17, 2016

Vendors gather in the lobby.  The smell of popcorn fills the air.  Mellow jazz bounces off the walls. Durham residents start finding their seats as they await the 21st annual Hayti Heritage Film Festival. In 1891 the Saint Joseph’s Church opened as a church for newly freed slaves. Sixty years later it relocated to W. […]

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Seeds and swords: community garden hosts after-school dance program

By Cole McCauley

February 3, 2016

Community garden SEEDS, found at 706 Gilbert Street, has been known for its community gardening and youth education since 1994.  But the students involved in the SEEDS after-school program will be learning more than nature and gardening in the months to come. Youth Educator Thaddeus Bennett is bringing Chinese mixed martial arts choreography to his […]

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